With the aim of providing musicians with tools that increase their composition skills and knowledge about music theory, ToneGym has now introduced a free online Chord Progression Generator. Solutions like these can be very useful in the songwriting process, especially when they are so straightforward and require no software installation of any kind. The ToneGym Chord Progression Generator is also especially useful for those looking to learn about songwriting and music production. Resources of this nature can be very useful, so let us know which are your favorites in the comments below.
How does the ToneGym Chord Progression Generator work?
The simple interface allows you to view the chord progression you are playing back in either a piano key or a guitar fret mode, which will widen appeal for some. The page also has a brief explanation of different aspects of chord progression theory, including relative chords and inversions. The chord generator itself has tempo and loop functions, as well as the ability to play the chords back as ascending or descending arpeggios. One of the most useful features for beginners is the library of chord progressions available, as this can teach you how certain progressions are synonymous with particular musical styles or eras.
Once you’ve learned a few different progressions, you can begin composing your own custom progressions and even step outside the realms of traditional music scales if you need to. ToneGym’s Chord Progression Generator plays back the progressions according to voice-leading principles and the ability to loop playback makes it useful for playing or singing along when you need to voice different instruments in your composition or simply to inspire ideas. Both the ToneGym and SoundGym sites are useful resources for musicians, producers, and engineers, so be sure to check them out.