Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] playing chords to help practise improvisation
From: Linium (intent_AT_club-internet.fr)
Date: Sat Dec 07 2002 - 23:31:39 EET
Le Samedi 7 Décembre 2002 03:43, vous avez écrit :
> hi all,
> i just started to play around with jazz improv. what would be really
> useful is if i can define a set of chord changes:
> Dm7 G7 Em7 A7 Am7 D7 Abm7 Db9
> and have my computer play it over and over again so i can improvise over
> the key changes. it would be great if...
> it can loop: so i don't have to record the progression 100 times if i
> want to play around with this 100 times.
> the timing can change wildly: i can't really do much at the speed which
> i normally play "satan doll". the chords come too fast. and it's hard
> playing chords unnaturally slow (although i suppose that might be a good
> thing to practise).
> there were some kind of quarter note percussion that gives me a beat so
> know when the chord is about to change.
> it doesn't need to sound good at all. my improv should sound good. ;)
> is there an app i can use for this purpose?
Well, any midisequencer should do it.
Just enter your chords, you will have to know what notes compose them.
I don't know if there are a sequencer that let you put the name of a chord
and get the notes played. (may be rosegarden ??).
On another track, put a simple beat to your taste.
The sequencer should have a loop mode. If not, copy/paste the pattern as many
time you can ;)))
So what sequencer to use ? Most of them should allow you to edit the notes
and get a midifile. Then you still can play the midifile with timidity in
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