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Chord NOTE support your wonderful Music Life.

Chord NOTE is a Song writer’s assistant tool.
It assists in finding the right chords to match a melody or musical phrase.
And it has great Chord Progression function and Scale library.

For iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (Universal App).
Download from here.

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You wrote new melody came into your mind, but you could not apply some chords for your melody…
At a time like this, you can get guides to find some chords that match your melody by Chord NOTE.

If you have composed some songs already, you know almost melody and chord have some same notes. Because the main part of melody is made up of constituent notes of chord in most cases.
In the same way, you’ll be able to find Key to match your melody by Chord NOTE.

And you can sketch your songs by Chord Progression function.
Chord Progression function will provide numerous features for you.

Chord NOTE supports widening the imagination of your wings for real composer.

If you have some suggests, requests or questions, please send mail to this address <hidenoridev@therootage.com>.

Chord NOTE Help

Table of Contents

Quick Start

  1. You write new melody that hit on.
  2. You pick up some essential notes (long notes, loud notes…).
  3. Tap (select) some notes at top keyboard in Key Tab. You have focused on a little Keys. Select a Key in the list. Set “Limit Key at Chord Search” Switch to ON.
  4. Select Triad & Seventh or select Substitute for Minor (Major) Key (if you know major or minor for your song) in Chord Rule Tab
    And also you can select Included All (contains Triad & Seventh and Substitute Chords).
  5. Now you can focus on limited chords by Key Tab & Chord Rule Tab.
  6. Tap (select) some essential notes of your melody at top keyboard in Chord Tab.
  7. If you can focus on enough less chords, tap the chord or really you play. Let’s consider which chord appropriate to your melody.
  8. Repeat process 6 & 7 for finding all chords for your melody.

Tips

Q. The top screen keyboard is very little for tapping.
A. If you are right-hander, please tap using right side of your finger.
Ver 1.1 : You can change octave by tapping Octave button.
OctaveButton (iPhone / iPod touch)

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Chord Tab

Main Tab. You can search for chords by some specific notes.
And you can add chords to Chord Progression.

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  • You can select some specific notes by tapping the top keyboard.
    You can deselect note by tapping again same note.
    And you’ll be able to focus on chords by selecting multiple notes.
    If you’d like to deselect all notes by tapping the left side “X” button.
  • The scrollable list shows chord names & constituent notes of chord.
    This list shows chords are filtered by Key Tab & Chord Rule Tab. And only shows chords contains selected notes on the top keyboard.
    You can hear the chord sound by tapping.
    And displayed notes constituting of the chord as circle on the top keyboard.
  • Key Field shows key selected in Key Tab (Only “Limit Key at Chord Search” switch turn ON).
  • Rule Field shows chord rule selected in Chord Rule Tab (Only “Limit Key at Chord Search” switch turn ON in Key Tab).
    Tips : If Limit Key at Chord Search is OFF (or not selected any Key) in Key Tab, Rule Field shows “ALL”. ALL is all chords in Chord NOTE. It’s useful for only searching for chords contains some specific notes.
  • You can change accidental to # / b. And you can set sound volume by slider.
  • If you tap “P” button, you can view piano fingering form for selected Chord by Piano Kit (other app).
  • If you tap “G” button, you can view guitar fingering form for selected Chord by Guitar Kit (other app).
  • If there are locked icons in the list, you can use those chords by purchasing “Advanced Option” (In-App Purchase).
  • When you press and hold on chord list, you can change display to Note Name / Interval on the fly. You can use this feature in same scene on other Tabs (without Edit mode of Chord Progression View).

About icon beside Chord Name :
If you decide Key, it will be displayed these icons.

  • tpanel Tonic, spanel Subdominant, dpanel Dominant
  • smpanel Subdominant Minor (Basically Chord NOTE handle Subdominant Minor as Subdominant)
  • tdpanel stpanel dspanel ntpanel ndpanel Left is Major Key, Right is Minor Key.

Chord Progression function is extended.

  • Add chord by “+” button in the list.
  • Navigate to Chord Progression by “Chord Progression” button.

You can know the detail at below “Chord Progression View” section…

By the way, because of the ease of input Name (Chord/Note), respectively sharp and flat, Chord NOTE use # (Shift-3) and b (Small B).

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Key Tab

You can search for keys by some specific notes.

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  • Please refer to Chord Tab section about basic part.
  • Bottom list shows key names and constituent notes of key.
    (Maybe you think notes are many, because these are contained Melodic Minor & Harmonic Minor)
    If you select one key, you can see the musical score.
  • Most bottom – Limit Key at Chord search – switch is very important. If you turn ON, you can focus on limited chords in Chord Tab. Of course, you need to select one key in above key list.
  • img_0665 You can change display score style by tapping these rectangle.
  • You can toggle play score sounds ON/OFF by tapping speaker icon in the score.
  • If you tap “Circle of 5th” button, you can select a key by tapping “Circle of 5th” picture easily. Circle of 5th picture is displayed from the beginning in the iPad.

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You can display in reverse order by tapping the “Circle of 5th” in the middle of this picture. (G-C-F…→F-C-G…)

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Chord Rule Tab

Decide kind of chords you use in Chord Tab.

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  • Triad Only shows Three notes chords. (No discriminate between Major and Minor)
  • Triad & Seventh shows Three notes chords and Four notes chords. (No discriminate between Major and Minor)
  • Substitute for Minor Key, Major Key are most useful chords in almost case. These library made by Shoichi Suzuki.
  • Included All for Minor Key, Major Key contain Triad & Seventh and Substitute Chords. Chord List is long but you can save time for changing rule Triad & Seventh <-> Substitute many times.
  • Allow One Other Scale Note : In addition to the listed chords, and adds to the list further chords comprises one another scale note. (It would be useful, for example, if the note of melody corresponds to the 9th of chord)
  • Allow One Other Non Scale Note : In addition to the listed chords, and to the list further chords comprises one another non scale note.

If you don’t know your song is Major Key or Minor Key, we suggest selecting “Triad & Seventh”.
And if you know this, I suggest selecting “Substitute for Minor Key” or” Substitute for Major Key”.
Tips: Selecting “Included All for Minor Key, Major Key” is good idea for saving time to change rule Triad & Seventh <-> Substitute many times.

And basically, you need to turn ON – Limit Key at Chord search – switch in Key Tab, if you use these Chord Rule.

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Scale Tab

You can search for popular scales by tapping notes on the top keyboard.

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If you select notes on the top keyboard, Scale Tab lists only scales contain their notes.

When you select a scale in the list, scale notes will be displayed with the circles on the keyboard. Blue circles are Root notes.
You can change whether you’d like to play the scale sound by tapping the speaker icon beside the keyboard.

Chord NOTE has following Scales.

Major scales

  • Ionian (Major) – Normal Major Scale
  • Major Pentatonic – without 4, 7

Minor scales

  • Aeolian (Natural Minor) – Normal Minor Scale
  • Harmonic Minor – Upped 7 for going easily to root
  • Merodic Minor – Upped 7 and 6 too for constant melody interval
  • Minor Pentatonic – Minor without 2, 6

The 7 modes

  • Dorian – C major scale played from “D” is a D Dorian scale
  • Phrygian – C major scale played from “E” is an E Phrygian scale
  • Lydian – C major scale played from “F” is an F Lydian scale
  • Mixolydian – C major scale played from “G” is a G Mixolydian scale
  • Locrian – C major scale played from “B” is a B Locrian scale

Misc

  • Blues Major – Major pentatonic scale, but with an additional lowered fifth.
  • Blues Minor – Called Blues Scale. Minor pentatonic scale, but with an additional lowered fifth. The lowered fifth, also known as the “blue note”
  • Lydian b7 – Lydian b7 is Lydian scale with a lowered seventh
  • 8-tone whole first – The diminished scale. Alternating whole step and half step intervals. Whole-step-first.
  • 8-tone half first – The diminished scale. Alternating whole step and half step intervals. Half-step-first.

If you purchase “Advanced Option” (In-App Purchase), you can use following Scales.

Symmetrical Scales

  • Half diminished – Locrian natural 2. the scale is associated with dim7b5.
  • Whole tone – Each note is separated from its neighbors by the interval of a whole step
  • Augmented – interlocking combination of two augmented triads: Caug and Ebaug
  • Double Harmonic – symmetry around its root
  • Bebop Dominant – Major with b7

Local Scales

  • Gospel – C Gospel = A Blues Minor. Major Pentatonic with b3
  • Eight Tone Spanish – Locrian with 3
  • Pelog – Locrian with 7 without 4, b6. one of the two essential scales of gamelan music
  • Hungary – Harmonic minor #4
  • Ukrainian Dorian – Dorian mode with a raised fourth
  • Spanish – Phrygian mode with an additional Major 3rd
  • Flamenco – Major b2, b6
  • Gypsy – Natural minor #4
  • Hawaiian – Major Pentatonic b3
  • Hirajoshi – Minor without 4, 7
  • Miyako-bushi – Phrygian without 3, 7
  • Ryukyu – Major without 2, 6

If you tap “ > ” button on the right side of each scale name, you can display chord list that including only scale notes.

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Main part is most bottom table listed chords.
Chords matched with its Scale note in this part. But this list filtered by above various options.
“P”, “G”, “+” buttons are same function in Chord Tab.

Top 1 octave keyboard is Scale note keyboard. You can view this if you use over 4inch display.
If you edit selection on this keyboard, you can increase or decrease chords list.
ex.) You want more Chords use non scale notes.
The left Arrow button allows you to reset selection to original Scale note.

Middle 2 octave keyboard can filter chords, including only notes you select.

“Allow 1 non Scale note” switch: If this is ON, you can list chords contains only 1 non scale note too.
It would be useful if you want to increase more choices.

By tapping upper left “<” button, you can go back Scale lists.

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Help Tab

This Tab provide Setting, In-App Purchase, Help and Other Apps.

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Setting

  • Middle C
    • Change Middle C to C3 / C4.
  • Each Note
    • Change display for cell’s note to Note Name / Interval.

In-App Purchase

  • Advanced Option
    • You can use more Chords & Scales.
  • Restore
    • You can restore the purchased option in this app.

※ if you’ll show the display of the re-purchase, you’ll should be feel at ease, normally you’ll not purchase twice.

Help

  • Simple Help Text
    • Display simple help text. Text is scrollable.
  • Support Page
    • You can see the support page in Safari.
  • Mail
    • You can send mails to the developer.
    • If you have some ideas, some wishes or some question, please send mail.
  • Rate This App in App Store
    • Open Chord NOTE’s page in App Store. You can rate this app and review one for people who download future.
    • (If you have any troubles about this app, please send mail instead of this function. Because we need detail informations for resolving those problems.)
  • Version number of Chord NOTE in the right lower part.

Other Apps

Open other apps in App Store.
You can use Piano Kit and Guitar Kit as companion apps  for Chord NOTE.
Piano Kit and Guitar Kit can show all chords selected in Chord NOTE.

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Chord Progression View

You can temporarily store Chord Progression.
This view allows you to operate very variously.

You can add a chord by tapping “+” button in Chord Tab. And if you tap “Chord Progression” button, you can move to this view.

It would be useful to make rough sketch of the chord progression.

As option function, you can play chord progression. And you can play each chord form by tapping it.
If you tap Clock button, you can show Tempo View for changing playing tempo (and it’s used at situation of exporting SMF).

You can export Chord Progression as SMF(Standard MIDI File) to Mail, Dropbox or others. And also you can import SMF you exported again. Chord Progression will be replaced with new one.

If you tap right top “Edit” button, enter in Edit mode.

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  • If you tap “< Chord” button on upper navigation bar, you can back to top page in Chord Tab. When you tap “Edit” button, you can delete each chord or move chord or modify various setting of chords. And please tap “Done” button for leaving Edit mode.
  • You can listen sound by tapping each chord. When you tap the right “>” button, you can move to customize chord page.
  • You can delete all chords by tapping “Clear All” button.
  • You can duplicate selected chord by tapping “Duplicate” button.
  • Top keyboard displays notes that make up selected chord.
  • If you tap “P” button, you can view piano fingering form for selected Chord by Piano Kit (other app).
  • If you tap “G” button, you can view guitar fingering form for selected Chord by Guitar Kit (other app).
  • You can play Chord Progression by tapping top middle Play button. If you tap this again, you can stop.
  • Top middle Clock button allows you to change tempo.

From ver 5.0, you can change the selected chord to another chord directly in this Chord Progression View.
After you select the chord in progression list… If you tap upper right arrow button, Chord Picker will slide up.

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You can replace the chord by selecting another chord in scrollable Chord Picker.
And also you can change Bass note.
You should tap upper right arrow button again to close this Chord Picker.

Ver 6 allows further various editing.

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Keyboard is now available horizontal scroll 4 octave keyboard.
If it is not play mode, it is possible to change note of selected chord by simply tapping the keyboard.

Left and Right Arrow buttons allow you to move notes of selected chord. Method of movement is determined by the “Use As” of ▼ button.

You can move up / down “Rotate”, “Transpose”, “Octave”. Rotate means Inversion in music theory.

If you’d like to fix most bottom note as Bass, please select “without Bottom”.  Otherwise, you’ll probably want to choose “with Bottom”.

And also ▼ button has “Reset Notes” function. You can reset notes of the selected chord to a specific style. By the way, if you change the style in this “Reset Notes”, that style will be applied as Default Style when you add a chord to Chord Progression.

  • Chord
    • Like as previous Chord NOTE, it will show all notes in one octave. If chord has a special Bass also appears Bass under octave.
  • Bass + Chord
    • Like as previous Chord NOTE, it will show all notes in one octave. Even if chord does not have a special Bass, also appears Bass under octave.
  • Logical
    • It will display the first chord form to be made on the theory. Since they are going to pile up on more and more, for example, 9th is beyond the octave.
  • Logical with Bass
    • It is displayed by the addition of Bass sound under the octave above Logical.

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Located around the center “!” Button is Guess Chord Name function.

It will propose some chord names according to notes of the current chord. If you choose one, it is possible to change the chord name.

Left side is used note names. Right side is unused note names. Normally chord that has less unused note names is better.

If you select “with Bass”, you can choose /Bass.

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If you enter in edit mode by tapping right top “Edit” button, you can edit in more detail.

You can delete by tapping “ – ” button. And you can re-order chords by drag gesture.

When you tap “▼”,

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you can change Chord Form (N.C./By Name/By Note). And change display for right section to None/Buttons/Beats and change beat counts of playing.

N.C. is None Chord. Chord NOTE play no sound. (By the way, when you make changes by “By Name” unlike “Reset Notes” function, it does not change Default Style of the next time you add a Chord.)

You can try hear chord sound by tapping the cell. Really you decide, please tap upper “Change” button.

You’d like to cancel, please tap outside of this popover view.

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To leave edit mode, please tap top right “Done” button.

You can show Tempo View by tapping Clock button.

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Tempo View

This view’s main feature is what you can set tempo for playing Chord Progression.

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  • BPM
    • Beat count per 1 minute (about denominator of Time Signature is 4)
  • Beat
    • Beat count per 1 Bar
    • You can change up to 99. If you press and hold ” – ” ” + “, can change continuously.
  • Metronome Volume
    • Apart from the volume of the chord, you can set the volume of the click sound.
  • Done
    • Back to previous Chord Progression View.
  • Export
    • You can show Export Settings View for setting as SMF
  • Revert Progression from Auto Saved
    • Revert Progression imported or changed SMF to Auto Saved Progression.
    • Chord NOTE save automatically Progression, when you leave this Chord Progression View. So you can revert to Auto Saved Chord Progression as long as you don’t move to other Tab or View.

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Export Settings View

Make the setting to export Chord Progression to SMF (Standard MIDI File).

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  • File Name
    • Input MIDI File Name for exporting.
  • Key
    • Set the Key for Song
    • Select Major (M) or Minor (m)
  • Denominator for Time Signature
    • Decide denominator for Time Signature. Numerator of Time Signature will be set by Beat in previous Tempo View automatically.
  • Set Only
    • Save these setting and just only back to Tempo View.
  • Export as MIDI File
    • Show “Choose App” dialog for really exporting as MIDI File.
    • Chord Names will be exported as Marker.

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Choose App

This view is displayed by tapping previous “Export as MIDI File” button. You can choose app for exporting SMF.

Automatically apps can use SMF are listed, so you will be able to choose app you like. In fact as long as I’ve tried, Mail and Dropbox is compatible enough. (In addition, since Evernote is sometimes MIDI file output disappears for some time, it is not recommended)

 

For example, Dropbox does not appear in this list if you don’t install Dropbox.app.

 

You can use MIDI file exported by Chord NOTE on your DAW (Mac/PC) as Chord Progression. Moreover, Chord Name will be exported as Marker.

In addition, it is possible to import by Piano Kit or Guitar Kit. So you’ll be able to use the piano or guitar-specific chord forms.

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Import SMF

If you select the file in Dropbox and tap right upper Export button, you can view following…

 

When you tap under “Open in…” (Open by other app), you can view following again…

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Apps are listed upper place, please select “Chord NOTE”.

By the way, Mail.app show Chord NOTE in the upper column from the beginning.

Automatically Chord NOTE activate and move to Chord Progression View and ask dialog whether you replace existing Chord Progression by imported.  (It should be noted that the SMF that Chord NOTE is only officially supported what Chord NOTE or Piano Kit or Guitar Kit has exported.)

Of course, it is possible to import a previously exported SMF in Chord NOTE again, you can switch between multiple songs.

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Customize Chord View

You can edit each chord in Chord Progression.
Add specific bass note (F/E), modify your chord (A ->Aadd9, Asus4), and more …

From Ver 6, it has been changed to more simple UI.
Listing has been limited to display up to only one note different chord.
Similar button and Deselect Chord button have been removed because they are no longer needed.

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  • If you tap left chord name button on top navigation bar, you can back to previous page.
  • Another Bass switch allows you specify bass note. ex) F/D
    You can show/hide wheel by right arrow button. This wheel allows you to change Bass. It is displayed from the beginning in the iPad.
  • Existing Explanation switch allows you show used explanation. ex) [IV] (Ver 6.0 does not have temporarily this feature, but it is expected to be resurrected in the next version.)
  • You can change chord directly by selecting in bottom chords list.
  • You can focus on less chords by tapping “Similar” button.
  • “Deselect Chord” button is very important. You can deselect chord at chord list table. If you don’t like changing chord, you must push this button. Don’t forget!

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Q & A

Q. How many notes I should select in Key Tab and Chord Tab?
A. Key Tab : You should select many notes in your melody, because you’d like to focus on one key.
Chord Tab : You maybe select a little notes in your melody. Each people apply various chords for a melody, so we have many right answers. When you think about song’s deployment, you have rich potential for your song if you leave a lot of selectable chords.

Q. Don’t change anything when I turn ON – Limit Key at Chord search – switch in Key Tab.
A. Select one Key in above Key List.
If you focus on chords, you decide ‘one key’ & turn ON this switch and you would like to select one Chord Rule.

Q. One more thing!
A. When Limit Key at Chord search is OFF at Key Tab, Chord Tab shows all Chords. So if you select some notes at Chord Tab, you can become aware Chord Name what you play.

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Enjoy your Music Life! :)

 

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