Looking at Notes on Push

When you first get the push you can plug it in and start rocking out. It’s so easy to use the Note Mode to play new melodies in a chosen scale.  I found that after playing with it for a while I sometimes wonder how to make different type of chords. Or when you are jamming with someone, it’s important to be able to communicate which notes you are playing.

Because of this I made a worksheet to visually show off the note positions on the push as well as chord shapes. Below is the image I created to help in learning the In Key Mode on Push.

Push Chords, notes,  and melodies

You can download this image (Right click and Save Image As) and print it off for use in the studio. I have found this as an awesome tool to show off note positions to my students.  One of the most useful things I found is to know that the blue key is the root note, and then memorize the note positions from there. Once you get that down you can easily know what chord, or note you are playing with the scale.

By |2018-10-16T12:51:08-07:00December 17th, 2014|Producers Blog, Push|4 Comments


  1. chis daly December 18, 2015 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    I am by no means a trained musician but isn’t the diagram of a 1st inversion incorrect? Thats a 4th in the root not the 3rd?

    • KernelJ August 11, 2016 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      Yeah, the first inversion is wrong, the 1 should be one place to the right. Also it wouldn’t be a 4th in the root, it is wrong as the tone above the 3rd, but the 4th is only a semitone above. (The rows in this thing go up in whole tones, and fourths are going up the column.)

      • Subaqueous September 1, 2016 at 5:07 pm - Reply

        Thanks for pointing that out. I fixed the image.

    • Subaqueous September 1, 2016 at 5:07 pm - Reply

      Great catch. I just fixed that.

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