Writing Music in Key
7/10/2019 12:20 PM
Learning to write music in key can be a difficult and daunting task. Particularily when it comes to learning major and minor chords, writing chord progressions, and adding a bassline to the track there is a major learning curve to making music. I hope to make this easier with software. As such, I created openchords.org in order to help people learn and write music in key. I will make a new post later or update this post with more information on how to use the software. For now, this simple guide should help.
- The menu works in a series of buttons and dropdowns. To change the key, tap major or minor or the letter (C), then select an key from the dropdown.
- To change the octave, use the up or down arrows (black triangles)
- Select seventh, ninth, and/or thirteenth to add these to your chords
- Select the number of notes to choose how many notes you would like in your chord.
- Choose an invesion to if you would like to invert the chord.
- Move across the workspace and up and down by dragging, tap to select a measure.
- To write a major chord, tap a button from the top row (eg I). To write a minor chord, choose from the top row.
- Press the play button to play back chords.
- Press the delete button to delete a chord.
- Tap a chord to select and play it.
I hope you enjoy using OpenChords. Your support helps keep it free and working well.