Yamaha Chord Tracker App Owner's Manual PDF

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Chord Tracker Manual

Chord Tracker is an app for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (commonly referred to as the iPhone below) that can analyze audio data on your device for chords. These chords can then be used when practicing or performing on a musical instrument. Whats more, when connected to a supported musical instrument, this app can be used to record your performances and to send detected chord data to the instrument. (Only the sending of chord data is available with wired connections.)

NOTE Illustrations in this manual show iPhone screens. Refer to the iPhone/iPad Connection Manual for details on how to connect an iPhone to your instrument. Information on supported instruments is available online.

Home screen

1 Tap to switch to the Music Library screen. (See page 2.)

2 Tap to display a list of your Favorite songs.

3 Tap to switch to the Record screen. This screen is used to record performances and to listen to recordings that you have already made. (See page 8.)

4 The currently connected musical instrument. Tap to display a list of instruments to which you can connect. Tap a musical instrument in the list to switch the connection to it.

5 Tap to switch to the Settings screen.

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Music Library screen

1 Tap to switch to the Home screen.

2 Tap a song name to switch to the Player screen. (See page 3.)

3 Tap to display the playlists you have created in iTunes.

4 Tap to display the songs on your iPhone by artist.

5 Tap to display a list of all songs on your iPhone.

6 Tap to display the songs on your iPhone by album.

7 Tap to display the songs on your iPhone by genre.

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Player screen

Opened by selecting a song on the Music Library screen, this screen is used to automatically analyze the songs chords. Here, you can play the selected song, display its chords, and edit them if necessary.

1 Tap to open the Activity List screen. (See the screenshot for details.)

2 Details of the selected song (i.e., name, artist, album, and artwork).

3 Transport area (See the screenshot for details.)

4 Chord Display area Each block corresponds to one beat from the song. Tap a block to move the playback-position cursor to the corresponding beat. Tap the block at the cursor position to open the Chord Edit screen. (See page 5.)

5 Tap to maximize the Chord Display area.

6 Tap to display the chord at the cursor position using staff notation.

7Tap to display the chord at the cursor position as notes on a keyboard.

8 Tap to display the Playback Settings screen. (See page 7.)

9 Tap to close the Player screen.

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Activity List screen

Transport area in detail

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) ) Playback time and position Here you can move the cursor and fast forward or rewind playback.

! Rewind button Tap once to move back by one measure.

& Tap to send a recording by e-mail. (This button is displayed only for recordings that you have made.)

NOTE Unauthorized copying of copyrighted music and sound data for purposes other than the purchaser's personal use is prohibited.

* Tap to send the chord progression to the currently connected instrument as a Song file.

NOTE It may not be possible to send a chord progression if the file name is not in English.

( Tap to add the currently selected song to your Favorites.

A Tap to display the Chord Analysis Settings screen. (See page 6.)

B Tap to change the Activity List order.

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@ Play/Pause button Tap to start playback. During playback, tap once again to pause.

# Fast Forward button Tap once to move forward by one measure.

$ Record button Tap to activate Record Standby mode, and then press the Play button to start recording. Tap the Pause button to stop recording. When Record Standby mode is activated, you can deactivate it by tapping the Record button once again.

NOTE Recording is available only when connected wirelessly to a supported musical instrument. In addition, recording on the Player screen is not possible with some supported musical instruments.

% AB Repeat button Tap to set Point A to the cursor position at that time. Tap once again to set Point B to the cursor position at that time. The region between Point A and Point B will be repeatedly played in looped fashion. Tap once again to stop repeating and return to normal playback.

^ Tap to toggle on and off the display of song information.

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Chord Edit screen

Chord Tracker can analyze chord data with a high degree of accuracy, but in some cases, the detected chord progression may differ from that of the original song. In such a case, you can tap the block at the cursor position to open the Chord Edit screen and edit its chord and section.

NOTE Sections are distinct, individual parts of a song such as the intro, chorus, and ending.

1 Possible chords based on analysis Tap to change the chord and hear its constituent notes.

2 Tap to open a window for freely selecting chords. (See the screenshot for details.)

3 Used to set Song sections. Tap a section to set it for the current block and all subsequent blocks. Tap a selected section once again to cancel the selection.

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4 Window for freely selecting chords From the left, you can specify the chord root, chord type, and bass note.

5 Tap to hear the selected chords constituent notes.

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Chord Analysis Settings screen

When analyzing chords, Chord Tracker can also detect tempo and other musical attributes. If the results do not match those of the original song, adjust the analysis settings on this screen.

1 Used to switch between chord re-analysis settings and advanced settings.

2 Used to set the tempo for chord re- analysis. In specific terms, you can choose the tempo that was originally detected and the tempos that are half and twice that.

3 Used to set the beats per measure for chord re-analysis.

4 Tap to start re-analysis of chords.

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5 Used to adjust the measure start position. Tap the - and + buttons to shift the start position backwards or forwards in units of one beat.

6 Used to change the key of the song.

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Playback Settings screen

This screen is used to set playback-related parameters.

1 Used to change the volume. If wirelessly connected to a musical instrument, the volume of the audio data being sent to the instrument is changed. In other cases, the devices volume is changed.

2 Used to adjust the tempo.

3 Used to transpose and change the key. When the key is changed, the chords will also change automatically in response.

4 Used to turn Melody Cancellation on or off. This function can be used to cancel (or minimize) the sound occupying the center of the stereo field. Vocals and other melodic parts are usually panned to the center; therefore, cancellation of these sounds can be useful when you want to play melodic parts on a keyboard.

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Record screen

1 Tap to switch to the Home screen.

2 Tap [l] to start recording.

NOTE Recording is available only when connected wirelessly to a supported musical instrument.

3 A recording. Tap to switch to the Player screen. (If you have not made any recordings yet, this area will be empty.)

4 Tap to switch to the Edit screen. This screen is used to rename and delete recordings.

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Unauthorized copying of copyrighted software for purposes other than the purchaser's personal use is prohibited. Consult a legal advisor before using such data.

This software and its manual are the exclusive copyright of Yamaha Corporation.

Copying of this software or reproduction of its manual in whole or in part by any means is expressly forbidden without the written consent of the manufacturer.

Yamaha makes no representations or warranties with regard to the use of this software and its manual and cannot be held responsible for the results of use thereof.

The screen displays shown in this manual are for instructional purposes only and may appear somewhat different from those on your device.

MIDI is a registered trademark of the Association of Musical Electronics Industry (AMEI).

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the United States and other countries.

Other company names and product names used in this manual are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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