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Jaybo Da Hood
Joined: 03/11/2023 - 08:14
Rollerskating Downhill Too Fast

Anyone ever rollerskate?

You're a bit shaky to begin with then you get the hang of it and you think "Hmmm why don't I go down that big hill, that'd be so cool"....

Shortly after, you forlornly look down at your torn jeans, bl00dy knees and your skinless hands and think "OK. Maybe I should have stayed on the flat a bit longer"

Having only ever used C Chromatic and getting to grips with the basics of chords, I thought "Hey, why don't I try a different key."

Now my chords are an unusual shape and some of the notes are on red lines.

In the key of C chromatic, the notes were note + 4 + 3 = major chord or note + 3 +4 = minor chord.

They no longer appear to adhere to that structure.

Is this normal?

Actually I could just look this up on the Web but I'll leave the question on the forum in case anyone enjoys my analogy.

SToons Music
Joined: 03/01/2018 - 02:48
If you have a note, say C,

If you have entered a note, say C, and you change the key to D major, C is no longer in that key. So it will show on a red line. Changing the key in Caustic doesn't automatically transpose existing notes.

Ultimately understanding keys is important in some cases. For example, in the key of D major, there is an F# and C#. So if you set the key in Caustic to D major, you can create a D major chord (D, F#, A) but not a D min. (D, F, A) as the F natural piano key is no longer visible in the note editor (piano roll).

ie. D + 3 (semi-tones) = F natural, therefore no longer visible.

If the Caustic key is set for D major and you create a D major chord (D, F#, A) and then switch the key to C major (no sharps or flats) the F# will now appear on a red line as it doesn't belong in the key of C major - the note is "non-diatonic".