Explore harmonies in your browser with this free arpeggiator

Ever wondered what it would be like if the spirit of Philip Glass inhabited one of your web browser tabs? Well, now he can. Sort of.

“Musical Chord Progression Arpeggiator” is a browser-based, JavaScript-powered harmonic exploration tool. Punch in a chord progression, then a root key and Church mode and go to town. The audio plays back in your browser with some fixed bpm choices.

The real gem here is the array of arpeggiator shapes, which are copious and endlessly amusing. Music! Theory! Nerds! Go!


But it’s also fun that, this being in the browser, you can click the ‘view’ menu at top and hop into a JavaScript editor. The code is pretty readable, too, even if you’re not an excerpt.

I hope someone actually forks this and adds MIDI export, for instance. And I could imagine this idea of all these arpeggiator shapes in an app, too.

Plus, I get to say hat tip to Brian Eno. (Wait. It’s Eno. Deep bow to Brian Eno.)

Go go go:


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