Matching songs to the chords in chord mode on an MK3

Ray Watkins
Ray Watkins Member Posts: 3 Member

Hi

I'm trying to play a particular song (Heroes/Bowie) in chord mode on my mk3.

The song in question is in D.

I can't find the corresponding chords in any form on my mk3.

Any advice appreciated?

RW

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  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,913 mod
    Answer ✓

    Hello,

    i would download a midi file and load it up, it´s not very likely that you´ll find the exact chords in a chord set, unfortunately maschine does not allow to create user chord sets. For stuff like that a keyboard like the a49 is maybe better.

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  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,913 mod
    Answer ✓

    Hello,

    i would download a midi file and load it up, it´s not very likely that you´ll find the exact chords in a chord set, unfortunately maschine does not allow to create user chord sets. For stuff like that a keyboard like the a49 is maybe better.

  • Ray Watkins
    Ray Watkins Member Posts: 3 Member

    Thanks for the reply Uwe

    RW

  • Murat Kayi
    Murat Kayi Member Posts: 428 Pro

    AFAIK, the groups save keyboard mode settings of which the chords mode is a part.

    Set up two identical sounds in separate groups and start/configure keyboard mode in both groups so the chords are available. While playing, switch groups with the group buttons

  • Ikatxu
    Ikatxu Member Posts: 22 Member

    Are you sure you are in the right key? The song uses the D mixolydian mode, which corresponds to the key of G major. Heroes doesn't use any advanced chords, so you should be able to play it as long as you make sure you have set the mode to D mixolydian instead of D major.

  • Murat Kayi
    Murat Kayi Member Posts: 428 Pro

    In that case, setting the scale to mixolydian and chords to a triad instead of chord sets should do the trick also

  • Ray Watkins
    Ray Watkins Member Posts: 3 Member

    Thanks to everyone for there input.

    I’m a beginner so anything is useful.

    RW

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 853 Guru

    It's in D but it's in G? This music stuff is so confusing!

  • D-One
    D-One Moderator Posts: 2,748 mod
    edited September 2023

    The chords (if i got them right) fit in a bunch of scales/keys/modes, any of them can used in Maschine to both play manually or with 1 finger in Chord Mode 1-3-5 (since it knows the Scale it adds the 3rd and 5th degrees automatically).


    The less Chords a song has the more keys/scales it can fit... Imagine a 2 chord only song, it fits with tons of stuff... At least in terms of playing the chords. Solos, melodies, etc might fall into specific scales / keys.

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