HarmoGnome is a metronome for harmonic rhythm. Its one-hot algorithm for tonality brings an intuitive and radically efficient tool to musical practice.
Who should use this application:
1) if you play scales – you should use it because your ears are faster than your fingers
2) if you want to improvise over harmonies – you should use it because you can play over chords by feel, without a lot of theorizing.
A few examples:
Here are a couple of movies to get you started:
- 1) intro
- 2) brief tour
- 3)MIDI out example with Ableton Live
- 4) blues over the network
NEW: MIDI out
We’ll soon be adding some flexibility and expansions, but first we’ll get the thing out there…
About Harmony itself:
A last note about harmony: It’s not just that it can be in binary. It’s that it should be in binary. Because harmony itself can be employed as a special kind of neural network, a programmable and dynamic way of identifying possibility rather than fact.
1 ) Drag and Drop sequence creation -> sequences can be created, saved, and shared in a twitter-sized format
2) MIDI in – Analysis -> the algorithm has the capacity to analyze and extrapolate from live audio. Uses should include analysis of repertoire, dynamic/reactive music, and tagging of audio for live computer-based improvisation.
3) HarmoGnome requires three capacities a) an ability to play sine waves; b) an ability to calculate in binary; c) an ability to dynamically draw dot buttons. It should run on anything – weather, time, and funding permitting. Android and Raspberry Pi versions can be reasonably imagined.
4) Support for alternate tunings. This may be a rabbit hole. But at least the A can move around to 442 or something.