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xavriley

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Hi all,

I thought some of you might get a kick out of this: http://www.gloriousvoiceleader.com/

Pete Corey (who I only know of via Twitter) has been working on a set of computer programs to generate diagrams a la Ted. I think it's looking really promising! It can identify

a) the notes for a given chord
b) where they are located on the neck
c) how "playable" they are (with some guesses about the possible stretches
d) how to move smoothly to another chord (voice leading)

If anyone has any constructive feedback or suggestions I'll try to make sure he sees them.

Xav

petecorey

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Thanks @xavriley! This is very much a work in progress, but I'd be interested to hear any and all feedback.

Behind the scenes it uses Ted's V-System (as described by James Hober) to generate all possible voicings for _most_ chord qualities, and some of my own algorithms to generate all possible fingerings for each voicing.

When you tell it you want to play a chord, it looks at the previously played chord and picks the "best" voicing, optimizing for voice leading and playability (the minimum "distance" between the two most obvious fingerings).

Here's what it recommends out of the box for the chords in Fly Me to the Moon. Obviously you'd need to do some curation to get melodies and bass lines to fit. Try unchecking some of the fretted notes and seeing what other possibilities it suggests.

I've still got a lot of work to do, and a lot of ideas to add, but I'd love to know what people think!

Obviously Ted was a huge inspiration for this project. Ted is the true Glorious Voice Leader, imo.
Michel

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The link for site is dead.....
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petecorey

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The number of chord qualities I was generating voicings for blew threw the available memory on me free hosting provider. I had to cut back to the basics (∆7, m7b5, m7, and 7), but hopefully it should be a little more stable now...
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