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Is there a website / online service that displays on a keyboard the keys to use for a chord progression?

It's not for me (I know how to play chords, and had some jazz courses before), but it's for a friend who asked me Can you show me how to play this progression?

I'm looking for the easiest solution to show him by email (not easy!).

Example user input : AbM7 AbM7 Bb Gm Ab ...

Example output of the website : keyboard images with the keys to use highlighted 
                                (for each chord)

Does such a website exist ? (without having to install a software on computer)


Example for Abm7 (I haven't found an image for AbM7):

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  • I don't know of a website, and I know you explicitly asked for a solution without software, but if you can record midi, synthesiagame.com would work, though not as simple as what you're asking for. This would definitely be a cool thing for someone to build though. – tarun Jan 21 '15 at 15:10
  • I was wondering about making an iPad app for this the other day (I'm a software developer) – Mr. Boy Jan 21 '15 at 15:35
  • There's also multiple ways to voice each chord so just because it shows you a chord does not mean it will sound the way you want it to. – Dom Jan 21 '15 at 16:36
  • Agreed with Dom, that's why using midi or something will like you produce exactly what keys to hit, especially if you are intending on using a specific inversion or have something other than the root in your left hand. – tarun Jan 21 '15 at 16:55
  • @Dom I totally agree about different voicings. Then it could be interesting to have a abc music notation to keyboard image converter. I suggested the idea here : github.com/paulrosen/abcjs/issues/28 ... About abc notation : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABC_notation – Basj Jan 21 '15 at 20:45
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I have a tool made just for this:

http://www.michalpaszkiewicz.co.uk/chordprogressiontool/

The program is open source too, so you can take the code and do what you like, or improve upon the project itself.

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  • That is a cool program. Is there a way to subtract a chord if you add the wrong chord? – Rockin Cowboy Jan 21 '15 at 18:47
  • Really great! Some ideas here to turn into a very useful tool: github.com/MichalPaszkiewicz/chordprogressiontool/issues/3 ... Would be interesting to be able to send by email to someone a chord progression – Basj Jan 21 '15 at 20:55
  • Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try to incorporate them ASAP. Hopefully should be ready today 2pm GMT :) – Michal Paszkiewicz Jan 22 '15 at 7:22
  • All done, enjoy! – Michal Paszkiewicz Jan 22 '15 at 11:24
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This is pretty close, but not exact. This site has a good amount of chords under separate urls.

http://classpiano.com/chord-dictionary/

You could send your friend:

AbM7 : http://classpiano.com/a-flat-maj7-chord/

AbM7 : http://classpiano.com/a-flat-maj7-chord/

Bb : http://classpiano.com/b-flat-chord/

Gm : http://classpiano.com/g-m-chord/

Ab : http://classpiano.com/a-flat-chord/

If you're a little more savvy, you could save your own offline version of all the urls to the chords, and built them without having to navigate as much, too.

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