1. installationjust depack the zip file . ultrachord.exe the dll must be placed in the same folder! doppel click the exe-file and voila.
2. what's new since the 1.0 version?-major and minor are better separated now. you can easly change between them just by selecting it from the popup.
-midi has been implemented.
-more than 500 new chords.
-alternativ chords (chord function) are now selectable
major paralel and doppel subdominante and so on.
-scale browse function
3. why do you need ultrachord ?ultraChord is an electronic circle of fifths respectively a chord book and looks like this:
i was searching for a long time the net for an electronic circle of fifths but unfortunately i couldn't find one... i'm just wondering why no one did this till now ... well i'm a lazy person and after some time i was really stressed by searching the chords in my chord book.., to see which tonality and scales are available...
of course you can survive without that... but helps alot esp. if you are starting with music... and a bit of theory doesn't now hurt... you will see it helps to understand things... always interesting is to analyse stuff you did before without the theory... funny... you are using automatically the right scales or chords...(if not hm maybe you should consider stop doing musics... but nothing is lost ;)) )... just try a bit around... with a bit of theory you can reach your goal a bit faster and beside this your music will be a bit more flexible...
this is why i did ultraChord ;)
4. how does it work ?oki a small introduction into the program...;)
4.2 chords and scales
BUT !... if you selected a keynote you need to use the scale of the keynote ! that's important... in ultraChord you can see the scale for every chord ... that's redundant information... i've changed this already in the forthcomming version...
well back then when i did this because i thought i always need to use the correct scale for the chord... but that's rubbish otherwise the keynotes are pretty senseless... so if you use C as keynote stay in the c scale depend minor or major.
4.3 cadence function (kadenzfunktion)
well if you play with the chords you will recognise soon it's a bit boring... modulation means you shorly leave your keynote to insert some chords from a different keynote... if you have a look to the circle of fifths... if you selected a keynote... and if you are playing these chords... why not to use chords which are close to the current chord ? it will not sound strange but you need to find the correct why back to the current keynote ( ok maybe hard to explain i'll try to find a way in the next version to show you what i mean otherwise read something about harmonics or just play a bit)... this will give you more variation in your chords.. and this is quite common... i think i have to add a circle of fifths view too.. to show what i'm talking about... good idea ... good feature for a new version ;))
4.5 chord function
4.6 chord variations
writing a manual sucks ! really ;)