Does somebody know the plugin ChordJam? It`s a nice chord generator Plugin

As you can see, I can choose a scale (C-B), a scale type (Minor, Major, ...) and additionally a ChordType (Major Scale, Minor Scale, Minor9, ...)

I have two questions:

  1. I don`t get how scale type and chord type get together. What is e.g. happening, when I choose scale type "Major" and Chord Type "Minor 9"?
  2. When I choosed a scale type, I can play the fitting chords on the keys of my keyboard. Example: I choosed C Major and now I can play Cmaj, Dmin ... but when I play C# on keyboard, it plays a Csus4. Why?

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Got an answer from Audiomodern forum:

The Chord Type adjusts the chord that is playing and does not make any changes in the selected scale. I will try to explain it with the example below:

Let’s say that your scale is C Major and your scale type is Major too. By pressing the C key, it plays the C-E-G chord as expected.

Now, let’s set the scale type to minor scale. By pressing C, it plays C-D-G. Chordjam “tries” to play a minor chord, which typically would be C-E♭-G. However, E♭ does not belong to your selected scale which is C Major. For this reason, Chordjam brings E♭ to the closest lower note that exists in the selected scale (E♭ → D) and it plays C-D-G instead.

To make it play C-E♭-G, you have two options:

  • Set the scale type to Chromatic: In this case, Chordjam would play its chords according to the chord types that you have selected.
  • Or set the scale type to minor and the chord type to minor too.

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