- Publisher: Unison
- Product: Soul MIDI Chord Collection
- Format: MIDI
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of soul music, a genre born from the creative genius of African-American musicians in the 1950s and ’60s. Soul music is renowned for its infectious funky grooves, bluesy inflections, catchy vocal melodies, and an overall positive and uplifting vibe.
One of the defining characteristics of soul music is its ability to evoke a deeply human connection. There is something incredibly powerful and relatable about the emotions expressed through soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics. It touches the core of our being and resonates with our shared experiences.
When it comes to chord progressions in soul music, you’ll find a balanced mix of triads and seventh chords. These chords seamlessly blend together, creating harmonies that are both rich and expressive. In both major and minor keys, soul music embraces the entire range of diatonic chords, with the exception of the diminished chord.
In major keys, the iii chord holds particular prominence in soul music, appearing more frequently compared to other genres. This chord carries a unique tonal quality that can be perceived as the darkest among the three minor diatonic triads due to its relationship with the rest of the scale.
In minor keys, you’ll often encounter both minor and major versions of the 5th degree chord (v vs V). The minor version exudes a darker and more passive feel, while the major version adds a sense of drama and tension to the composition.
Soul music showcases a diverse range of chord progressions, ranging from short two to four-chord progressions to longer five to eight-chord progressions. Each progression contributes to the dynamic structure and emotional depth of the music.
To help you explore and create soulful compositions effortlessly, we present the Unison Soul MIDI Chord Collection. With this collection at your disposal, you can easily craft:
- Chords: Establishing a solid foundation for your tracks.
- Pads: Adding movement and complexity to your compositions.
- Basslines: Elevating your bass progressions with refinement.
- Leads: Hitting the perfect notes and evoking emotional tones.
- Arpeggios: Infusing your songs with vibrant energy and finishing touches.
The Unison MIDI Chord Collection eliminates the need for extensive music theory knowledge, providing you with a vast array of chords and progressions. It allows you to instantly create well-structured tracks, find inspiration in new chord possibilities, and stand out by incorporating complex harmonies into your music.
As a special bonus, we’ve included a helpful walkthrough PDF that guides you on the best ways to utilize the pack and craft melodies that beautifully complement the chords and progressions.
Take your musical journey to new heights with the Unison Soul MIDI Chord Collection. Experience the joy of creating soulful compositions while accelerating your growth as a producer. With this comprehensive collection, you’ll not only save time but also unlock endless possibilities for your musical creations.