The sound of chords changes

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The sound of chords changes

Hey guys and girls....in pallete i drag the chords to the timeline... So far so good.   B minor. Fmaj7 b minor add 9. G.....for example i choose those chords.....now, when i hit play  to hear how it is comming about it play's the chords correctly......but when i want to hear them quickly and do that by clicking on the chords in the time line. The sound is different.I hear the higher notes in that chord. Very annoing.... So is there a setting to adjust so that the sound stays the same.because now the only way is to hit the play button to hear my progress......please heeeeeeelp

 

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chords in a progression influence each other. clicking on a single chord does not take the previous chords into account. the different sound comes from a different inversion of the chord. it is still the same chord.

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The harmony parameter does not really contain physical "chords" at all. It contains a harmonic context that each instrument can interpret differently. Harmony is an abstract parameter, controlling all instruments in common. That's why, if you select a context in the progression, it will play some generic inversion of the chord that best suits the global "Chords" instrument's middle pitch range.

If you want a particular instrument in your arrangment to play a certain inversion (or rhythm, for that matter), the Figure parameter will do that, e.g. using the green or purple symbols. This way different instruments can play different inversions in pitch ranges at the same time.

You can still demand an inversion by pressing 1, 2, 3 or 4 in the progression editor, which sets the bass note. This setting is only regarded by Auto-Chords and figure segments with the "Render Full Chord" setting, though.

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Ok i understand ....but why when i click on a chord in pallet the sound is the same  as when i hit play...is the program in that case not thinking it is a chord  on itself .i mean then the program must calculate that there is another chord comming...confusing

 

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while surfing the palette it remembers your last chords like in a progression. best is you force an inversion with the number keys in the progression editor.

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