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#448226 - 12/31/17 10:12 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Stylemaker and interval for the next chord up 1 semitone
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Hi all,

I was looking at stylemaker, and if I edit/look at many of the styles, many of the patterns—all for some styles—always have the interval for the next chord up 1 semitone. If my understanding is correct, that means that the pattern only possibly gets selected if the next chord goes up 1 semitone. To make a concrete example: if I have a chord progression of 1, 4, 2m, 5, 1, 4, 2m, 5, 1, 4, 2m, 5, etc. and a style CHAMBER1.STY then how do those patterns get chosen? The chords of the next interval are more than a semitone. If the patterns are all that way, maybe it ignores that filter. Or I could be misunderstanding something……

Also note: the Interval filter "Up a Semitone" is listed right next to "*Any Interval". Sometimes I have had program indexes off by 1; 0 indexing vs 1 indexing. Maybe internally the program (2017 Mac) thinks it is "*Any Interval", but displays it to the user as "Up a Semitone"

Thanks in advance!
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#448242 - 12/31/17 11:16 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Stylemaker and interval for the next chord up 1 semitone [Re: igGB]
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This might help...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28IjWyLQBgM

This in-depth video clip explains how Stylemaker works. While the clip is from 1997, the principles are exactly the same today.

Regards,
Noel


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#448290 - 12/31/17 05:06 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Stylemaker and interval for the next chord up 1 semitone [Re: Noel96]
igGB Offline
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Yes, and that leads to the above question. I may have to ask on the windows biab forum....
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#448294 - 12/31/17 05:25 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Stylemaker and interval for the next chord up 1 semitone [Re: Noel96]
igGB Offline
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Noel,

Do you have mac or windows program?

And what do you see for the patterns if you edit say the CHAMBER1.STY for the Interval - Chord filter? "Up a Semitone" or "*Any Interval" for all/most the patterns?

It could be just how it displays on the mac 2017 program.

Also, on a separate question, if you select the key of A minor, write some chords using Nashville notation, eg, 1m, 7, 5m, 7--Do you see chords with sharps and flats? Are all the notes in the key of C / A minor?
Look in this post: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=65973&Number=446014#Post446014
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