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Clive Williams

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Chord reading website
« on: August 10, 2018, 08:56:57 AM »

This came up in my facebook feed today; I think this is really rather neat. This site works out the chords for videos you give it; quite how I'm not at all certain. I'm guessing it looks for the lowest notes it can find in the sound mix. For example:

The chords are broadly right - that's pretty much exactly what I'm playing. It's missed a few (but not all) passing chords and I think I saw a modal E minor chord represented as E major, but other than that, it's pretty amazing really. It works off youtube videos it's indexed, so try it on your favourite Andy Cutting/DTN/Anahata videos and see how you get on!

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 01:27:54 PM »

That is pretty amazing, Clive, and I would think it could be pretty useful for box-players learning a tune.  As you say, it wasn't always right, but it's got great potential - I would see it as guiding players to the most appropriate pushes and pulls, when learning a tune, which is to me the most fundamental thing to get right, when learning to play a new tune.  Interesting that it gives you guitar chords as its reference - OK for me and many others, but presumably keyboard players could use a different set of visual clues.  I assume that it has some sort of algorithm that sets how long a given accompaniment is going to be played for - so it doesn't try to match each combination of notes you're playing to separate chords.  (I've sometimes seen scores written out where guitar chords have been added assuming the guitarist plays every note combination, which no one in their right mind would try to do.)
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