Ableton Live Circle of fifths

When I am producing music, I find I do the same thing over and over. When I am writing out a harmony I need to either play it live or write out different chords to test them out in the track.  I have also found having a library of MIDI chords useful for triggering certain chords during a performance. To save me the time I made a library of chords separated by their key that I can just drag and drop.

My desire to save time is what gave birth to the MIDI Chord Library. I have a folder for the different keys in their major or minor. When you download this Library, you can navigate to Chords/Major/C Major Key/  there you can see all the chords in that key and drag them in the session.

I also used the Circle of Fifths Sticker to have all the clips be colored in such a way it is easy to harmonically mix and see what is happening.  If you are unfamiliar with this technique, then check out my article on the circle of fifths.

This free (aq) Chords pack includes a live set, a reworked image of the circle of fifths to synced with Ableton clip colors, as well as a live set that lays it all out. Enjoy the chords!

Here is a video using the Library of MIDI Chords:

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