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bcraig4J

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I was wondering if anyone one here uses this mac app or iOS for Harmonics Analysis

https://mdecks.com/mapharmony.phtml

"learning to create very emotionally musically phrasing
is a good idea, yeah? Lord please help me

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I was wondering if anyone one here uses this mac app or iOS for Harmonics Analysis

https://mdecks.com/mapharmony.phtml

"learning to create very emotionally musically phrasing
is a good idea, yeah? Lord please help me

hsnoeckx

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Don't get lost to much in theory and the why's unless you want to be a composer instead of a guitar player, getting to obsest with theory leaves the guitar learning in a dark corner which you might regret down the line.

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Don't get lost to much in theory and the why's unless you want to be a composer instead of a guitar player, getting to obsest with theory leaves the guitar learning in a dark corner which you might regret down the line.

bcraig4J

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Yes I understand to get lost in theory is definitely not my Focus just using the tool to guide me along

I would like to get to a point where I am a decent composer I want to be able to arrange and compose My

this why I start guitar first to learn just enough to get my rythm timing down enough and to play some rhythms, melodic melodies and phrasing

now I am trying to focus on Harmony and the best ways to arrange chords to fit the melody line and this is a great program to aide in that journey

"learning to create very emotionally musically phrasing
is a good idea, yeah? Lord please help me

#3

Yes I understand to get lost in theory is definitely not my Focus just using the tool to guide me along

I would like to get to a point where I am a decent composer I want to be able to arrange and compose My

this why I start guitar first to learn just enough to get my rythm timing down enough and to play some rhythms, melodic melodies and phrasing

now I am trying to focus on Harmony and the best ways to arrange chords to fit the melody line and this is a great program to aide in that journey

"learning to create very emotionally musically phrasing
is a good idea, yeah? Lord please help me

ChristopherSchlegel

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Joined: 08/09/05

Posts: 7744

Originally Posted by: bcraig4J

I was wondering if anyone one here uses this mac app or iOS for Harmonics Analysis

https://mdecks.com/mapharmony.phtml

I wasn't familiar with it. So, I found their YouTube channel with an intro tutorial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRQz6X8hVZg

Wow, that's a pretty powerful program! Lots of bells & whistles, neat options.

It looks like it does funcional analysis at many different levels of difficulty. But I'm not sure it will do want you want.

Originally Posted by: bcraig4J
now I am trying to focus on Harmony and the best ways to arrange chords to fit the melody line and this is a great program to aide in that journey

Did you see somewhere in that program that you can enter a melody line? And harmonize it? Because I only see chord progression analysis. I don't know much about the program, but I didn't see a tool for that option.

I did see a video in which a guy is using the program to analyze a jazz tune. But he's getting the melody from a Real Book. Then he puts the chords into the program & it helps him figure out which mode is being used in the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-1rfLAufvI

The point here is that I'm not sure this program will show you how to harmonize a melody. I've only seen it used to analyze a pre-existing melody & chord progression. So, caveat emptor! Hope that helps!

Christopher Schlegel
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Originally Posted by: bcraig4J

I was wondering if anyone one here uses this mac app or iOS for Harmonics Analysis

https://mdecks.com/mapharmony.phtml

I wasn't familiar with it. So, I found their YouTube channel with an intro tutorial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRQz6X8hVZg

Wow, that's a pretty powerful program! Lots of bells & whistles, neat options.

It looks like it does funcional analysis at many different levels of difficulty. But I'm not sure it will do want you want.

Originally Posted by: bcraig4J
now I am trying to focus on Harmony and the best ways to arrange chords to fit the melody line and this is a great program to aide in that journey

Did you see somewhere in that program that you can enter a melody line? And harmonize it? Because I only see chord progression analysis. I don't know much about the program, but I didn't see a tool for that option.

I did see a video in which a guy is using the program to analyze a jazz tune. But he's getting the melody from a Real Book. Then he puts the chords into the program & it helps him figure out which mode is being used in the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-1rfLAufvI

The point here is that I'm not sure this program will show you how to harmonize a melody. I've only seen it used to analyze a pre-existing melody & chord progression. So, caveat emptor! Hope that helps!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

bcraig4J

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Yeah this is just a very good tool

no you cannot add meldoy notes not of yet so I use sound slice along with this program

but you can have the program find target notes Root , 3RDs 5THs 7ths 9 ths 11ths 13ths of the given chord by checking off and on the options to do so this is a add on

You are also able to put in Your only Chord progression as well as well it comes with alot of jazz standards

what I like is that it is a visual way of Tonal Harmony that I have never seen before along with Your teaching Chris I see this as a win,win

here a basic musical idea that they show in a more updated version 8.0

down below for so far for me the fisrt 8 mins I understand

https://youtu.be/kl2pitf-aOc

The reason I am ask if anyone has so I can learn from them on better use of this program

I do have this program on ipad and Mac but veriosn 7 waiting for soon upgrade to version 8 and

part one

https://youtu.be/kl2pitf-aOc

part 2

https://youtu.be/BIYYbZKMuJA

"learning to create very emotionally musically phrasing
is a good idea, yeah? Lord please help me

#5

Yeah this is just a very good tool

no you cannot add meldoy notes not of yet so I use sound slice along with this program

but you can have the program find target notes Root , 3RDs 5THs 7ths 9 ths 11ths 13ths of the given chord by checking off and on the options to do so this is a add on

You are also able to put in Your only Chord progression as well as well it comes with alot of jazz standards

what I like is that it is a visual way of Tonal Harmony that I have never seen before along with Your teaching Chris I see this as a win,win

here a basic musical idea that they show in a more updated version 8.0

down below for so far for me the fisrt 8 mins I understand

https://youtu.be/kl2pitf-aOc

The reason I am ask if anyone has so I can learn from them on better use of this program

I do have this program on ipad and Mac but veriosn 7 waiting for soon upgrade to version 8 and

part one

https://youtu.be/kl2pitf-aOc

part 2

https://youtu.be/BIYYbZKMuJA

"learning to create very emotionally musically phrasing
is a good idea, yeah? Lord please help me

ChristopherSchlegel

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Joined: 08/09/05

Posts: 7744

Originally Posted by: bcraig4J

what I like is that it is a visual way of Tonal Harmony that I have never seen before along with Your teaching Chris I see this as a win,win

Good deal! Glad it helps you!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

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Originally Posted by: bcraig4J

what I like is that it is a visual way of Tonal Harmony that I have never seen before along with Your teaching Chris I see this as a win,win

Good deal! Glad it helps you!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory