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Bass notes and inversions on the Bk
6 months 4 weeks ago
John
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Bass notes and inversions on the Bk #110
Hello,

I am a bit confused regarding the "Bass Inv" button on the Bk, and how chords should be sent to the Bk to play chords like Cmaj7/G or Cmaj7/E.

Does every chord type allow for different bass notes?

Any help would be appreciated.

Also, Is there a list of chords that the Bk understands?

-JS

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6 months 4 weeks ago 6 months 4 weeks ago by Diki.
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Bass notes and inversions on the Bk #113
The bass inversion feature essentially allows you to specify the inversion of the chord you want by playing the note you want at the bottom of the chord. So, a Cmaj7 in root position would be played CEGB, if you want 2nd inversion (Cmaj7/G), it would be GBCE.

There are some chords that are two different chords... CEGA for instance, is a root position C6, but it is also a 1st inversion Am7 (Am7/C). Obviously, in these situations, you can't always get what you want (the arranger can't tell!), but they sound pretty close.

You don't mention what chord type setting you use... The One Finger Chord types can only play a much smaller set of chords. I recommend always avoiding them, as they don't really help you learn and progress (and different manufacturers have different shortcuts - it's a PITA to have to relearn different ones if you move to another brand after getting used to anothers' system).

I pretty much use Pianist2 all the time.... It allows any chord, any inversion, and slash chords (D/C), and also allows me to play other things without retriggering a different chord (Pianist2 needs three notes for a new chord sustain pedal up, FIVE notes for a new chord pedal down, which is very natural behavior for someone who plays piano).

I am not sure where you can find a list of supported chords... a lot depends on what Chord Mode you use. Is there anything specific you are having trouble with?

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6 months 3 weeks ago
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Bass notes and inversions on the Bk #118
No, I'm not having trouble with anything. I am at the point where I want to implement slash chords, I just didn't know exactly how the Bk would react. Your explanation is pretty much what I expected. Thanks.

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