Chords and Scales simplified: Ableton file

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Chords and Scales simplified: Ableton file

Postby metabura » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:03 pm

Hi,

I discovered this work on youtube, and i invite you to go check out the blog.

Basically Tony is offering us a (free!) .als ableton file containing midi clips of all the chords arranged and organized with the principle of the circle of fifths. It also contains all type of scales.

http://www.ageofthewheel.com/2010/11/circle-of-fifths-chord-resource-in.html

For people who are not very good at music theory (like me) this is a gold mine.

It works great with a (novation) Launchpad because the clip are a canvas of maybe 30x10 clips, it gets annoying to launch with the mouse.
I completed the launchpad integration with visual feedback of the chosen scale to the user1 page, so i can build bass reefs using the lighten pad corresponding to the scale i chose (duplicated on 4 octaves). Then use the same scale for another synth because i still have the feedback even if i change of instruments in ableton...Then go back to Tony's system to find chords progression around the scale i chose... endless fun. (I hope i made myself clear)

It increased my creativity and the speed of my work flow. Maybe it can help others..
Don't forget to donate something if you enjoy his work.
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