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Auto Chord detection from notes present in each part/instrument

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asked Jan 12, 2018 in Notion Feature Requests by aruldavidson (390 points) 1 flag
It would be of immense help to a lot of users, if Notion could automatically detect chords from the notations manually entered in for all the instruments.

Usually, I arrange for string quartet and choir. I find it easier to manually compose and enter the notes for each part in Notion. Then later, to compose Piano accompaniment, I need the chords that would fit the notes present for all the part

In other software like Notation Composer, there is an option to automatically detect chords based on the notes present in each part. I think it would be extremely helpful if Notion could have this feature and it simplifies workflow for a lot of users like me

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answered Jan 17, 2018 by AlexTinsley (827,410 points)
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answered Jan 18, 2018 by gregdenson (7,280 points)
Cool idea and I'm not sure if this was implied or not, but having a list of potential chords that would work would be better. Along with the ability to hear the chord suggestions to see how the melody line would sound against that chord.
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answered Feb 25, 2018 by waynerose1 (2,660 points)
Sibelius has this feature. I believe it's actually what they call a plugin, written by a third party.

It's questionable how well it works, the voicings are kind of pedestrian, but at least it provides a starting point.

So yes, good idea!