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Suggestion: harmonic-progression function


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it is common to represent chord degrees starting from 1, not 0. For instance, a valid chord progression degree sequence is '(1 2 5 6 3 5 6 1). In such cases, in order to get the corresponding chords, the function harmonic-progression is quite useful. However, this function assumes the chord degrees to be zero-based, so we have to write like this:

 

(harmonic-progression (integer-transpose -1 '(1 2 5 6 3 5 6 1)) '(c4 major))

 

For example, see SB's reply in: 

I have also been using it like this in some of my code. Nothing wrong with this, but since this is likely to be a frequently occurring pattern, I feel it might be better to include an optional keyword argument to the function to mention the base to use:

 

(harmonic-progression '(1 2 5 6 3 5 6 1) '(c4 major) :base 1)

 

Or, of course, we can change the current behaviour to be 1-based instead of 0-based (if it doesn't affect existing code).

 

Regards,

Rangarajan

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