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Arps
 

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  1. Tracker Arp Effect Reference
  2. Table Arps
  3. Chord Arp Value Reference
Arps, or arpeggios, are attained by sliding up the scale in half-step increments on most trackers. The tracker quickly cascades through specified tones, creating an audible chord. Arps tend to be limited to three notes : the root note and the two tones specified in the effects column.

If a chord has more than three notes and the tracker only allows three notes in it's arps then the musician must pick a note(s) to omit or place another arp in a different track with the rest of the notes. In music theory, it is advised to remove the 5th first if a note must be removed.

Tracker Arp Effect Reference



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Table Arps



Some trackers rely on tables to build arps. In this situation the number of notes in an arp may be unlimited. The arp table might be called from an effect column.

Chord Arp Value Reference



The following is a list of chord shapes and the hexadecimal values for each tone in that chord. (These should also be effective for MML languages as well.)

major
47
maj 1st inv
38

maj 2nd inv
59

minor
37
min 1st inv
49

min 2nd inv
58

dim
36
dim 1st inv
39

dim 2nd inv
69

aug
48 - this is the same for aug 1st inv and aug 2nd inv

7th
47A or 4A
7th 1st inv
368 or 68

7th 2nd inv
359

7th 3rd inv
269 or 26

maj7
47B or 4B
maj7 1st inv
378 or 78

maj7 2nd inv
459

maj7 3rd inv
158 or 15

min7
37A or 3A
maj6
479 or 79

min7 2nd inv
358

min7 3rd inv
259 or 25

half dim7
36A or 3A
min6
479 or 79

half dim7 2nd inv
469

half dim7 3rd inv
258 or 28

full dim7
369 or 39
7#5
48A or 8A
7b5
46A or 6A
min maj7
37B or 3B
maj7 b5
46B or 6B

5th
07 - root plays twice; 77 - 5th plays twice
octave
0C or CC
open
7C
sus2
27
sus4
57
sus42
257
quartal
5A
7sus2
27A or 2A
7sus4
57A or 5A
add2
247 or 27
add4
457 or 45
add9
47E or 4E
min add9
37E or 3E

6/9
479E or 9E or 47 + 9E
9
47AE or AE or 47 + AE
maj9
47BE or BE or 47 + BE
min9
37AE or AE or 37 + AE
9sus4
57AE or 25A
7#9
47AF or AF or 47 + AF
7b9
47AD or AD or 47 + AD
dim b9
36D or 3D