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#650195 - 04/05/21 01:49 PM [Beginners Forum] Can audio chord Wizard generate chords from a single vocal melody?
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pitza Offline
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Hi, I am new to band in a box and would like to learn how to use it to aid my songwriting, so I was wondering, Can audio chord Wizard generate chords from a single vocal melody? If so could anyone tell me step by step how to record my vocal into Biab and generate the chords please?
Many thanks in advance.
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#650197 - 04/05/21 02:13 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Can audio chord Wizard generate chords from a single vocal melody? [Re: pitza]
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I'm certainly not an expert on ACW, however, I don't believe that the results would be satisfactory. ACW analyzes all of the multiple separate frequencies of a musical passage to determine the notes in use, and then intelligently determines the musical chord that would utilize those notes. I'm not sure how well it would handle a monophonic musical phrase.
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#650198 - 04/05/21 02:16 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Can audio chord Wizard generate chords from a single vocal melody? [Re: VideoTrack]
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This video will give you a quick start on recording your own audio:



And this video describes using the ACW:
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#650228 - 04/05/21 07:08 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Can audio chord Wizard generate chords from a single vocal melody? [Re: pitza]
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When you're singing a melody your voice is creating single notes. Single note melodies likely do not provide enough information for the Audio Chord Wizard to analyze. A guitar "power" chord is composed of two notes while a more traditional chord is made from three or more notes.

However, it sounds like a fun exercise you might want to try yourself! Pick a "simple" song like Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" or some other song you know real well. Sing the melody and then import the audio file into the Audio Chord Wizard and have it analyze your singing.

Band-in-a-Box is full of positive surprises. I'd love to be proven wrong.
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#650264 - 04/06/21 03:37 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Can audio chord Wizard generate chords from a single vocal melody? [Re: pitza]
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how do you compose your songs? if you write with a guitar like a lot of us you will already know the chords. if you play keyboards (i've found a lot of keyboard players who play by ear aren't as familiar with chords and chord structure as a guitarist) you may find that the keyboard part you play may have enough information for ACW.

record the keyboard part - assuming it's not just the single line melody and contains harmonizing notes to back the tune - as either a midi or audio track and see.

if you just sing a melody in unaccompanied there's no guarantee your pitch will be in a recognizable key

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#650272 - 04/06/21 03:55 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Can audio chord Wizard generate chords from a single vocal melody? [Re: Bob Calver]
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actually for "giggles" ive sung a vocal line or two and let the acw interpret it and got interesting results/ideas.
its sometimes hit/miss.
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#650316 - 04/06/21 09:03 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Can audio chord Wizard generate chords from a single vocal melody? [Re: pitza]
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Pitza,

Essentially the answer is no, the Audio Chord Wizard will not receive enough information to correctly analyze the audio.

By the way, I see you've been a forum member for a long time but rarely post. Welcome back to the forum!
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