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ChordMapMIDI for iPhone

A new VirtualMIDI app has arrived for iPhone. ChordMapMIDI offers a simple screen for quickly trying out different chord progressions, on anything you're sending MIDI at... well, anything that is polyphonic!

Although the graphic design is appalling, the actual layout looks well thought out. It could be a lot of fun to plug this into one of the Guitarish Animoog patches, and then bring up the Music Theory Cheat Sheet on your computer.

Buy ChordMapMIDI for iPhone on iTunes: $2.99

For more information, and equally unappealing graphics, visit the developer's site where they've got lots more and a PDF manual.

On a total tangent: while researching this I came across an interesting article by Anthony over on the Ableton Cookbook, Music Theory for Electronic Music? Don't waste your time. I'm in total agreement, and this is one of the reasons I try to avoid theory in ECPM. It seemed like the more I learned about theory the more stale my music got. Intervals and Chords are about all you really need to know, and with apps like this you don't even need to know those either!

Reader Comments 3

6 years of gear lessons and 2 years of bass guitar lessons (1970's). I've mostly given up on theory years ago. If it sounds the way I like in my ears, I'm happy. :). Noise, Prog. rock, Industrial, Punk ... Doesn't matter.
Tho from the sound of it, this could be handy tool for qck referencing.

June 16, 2012  | person_outline Richarius

I'm sorry to see the whole, "music theory like totally cramps my style, man" thing here. Learning is good. Knowledge is power.

June 17, 2012  | person_outline DS

Learning is very good. As well as being open to new things. Working with, within and without the musical restrictions that have been standard for centuries in music.

June 17, 2012  | person_outline Richarius

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