I recently purchased a Roland KR-7, and overall, I am happy, if not ecstatic, with it. I have some questions, though, about chord sequencing:
When I use the Arranger or Session Partner, I'd like to have the accompaniment cycle through a chord sequence of my own choosing. In Arranger, I can have it follow me (by pressing a key on the lower half of the keyboard, I can have it switch to that chord). That's great, except I have to remember to press a key when I want to switch chords!
In Session Partner, it will cycle through predefined chord sequences (and even show me what's coming up next!), and I can also put it into "manual" mode where it behaves like Arranger. But what if I want my own sequence?
For example, I'd like to give Arranger a standard twelve-bar blues sequence and have it just start playing accompaniment in that sequence (over and over until I stop it), as though I were hitting the appropriate keys for the chord changes, but without my having to do so. Then I could focus on what I'm playing instead of half-focusing on telling the piano what chords I want.
Is there any way to do this?
I tried faking this out by entering a twelve-bar blues sequence in the chord sequencer and then copying those bars a whole bunch of times, effectively creating a score whose sole component was the chord sequence. Then if I use the digiscore recorder/playback feature, I can sort of get what I want. But there are problems with that.
- First, if I copy the 12 bars 20 times, I get 20 cycles through and then I'm done. I couldn't find any kind of auto-repeat or anything like that. Did I miss something? *IS* there an auto-repeat in digi-score playback?
- Second, if I want to change the sequence, I have to start all over again - I couldn't find a way to edit the chord sequence! The editor provides editing of individual notes, but as far as I can tell, does not permit changing the underlying chords. Again, have I missed something?
It feels overall like I've missed something big. There's this chord sequencer, and there's this Arranger that can follow a sequence. But there doesn't seem to be any way to tell the Arranger to follow the sequencer's sequence!
Any help will be *very* appreciated!