Song Kernel — Explorations in Intuitive Use of Harmony

Bender, Juan and Lecup, Gabriel and Fernandez, Sergio

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Song Kernel is a chord-and-note harmonizing musical input interface applicable to electronic instruments in both hardware and software format. It enables to play chords and melodies while visualizing harmonic functions of chords within a scale of western music in one single static pattern. It provides amateur musicians, as well as people with no experience in playing music, a graphic and intuitive way to play songs, manage harmonic structures and identify composition patterns.