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I'm loving the program so far! Are there any plans to add different modes to the Scale Type? It would be cool to be able to generate songs in e.g. Lydian mode or something other than Major and Minor, but I haven't been able to find a way to set that up.


It is possible to set up scale modes indirectly  right now by creating progressions such as this Lydian one: ma_IV V I IV

The voice leading can also be set up so that the different cadences sound right, in this case maybe the melody can move from median to subdominant over the I IV progression.

The problem with this approach is that the scale base note doesn't match the real one since it is always tracking the I chord root. Another problem is pedal figuration lines that are often set up to follow the dominant or tonic. Both of those problems should be possible to solve by just a single option for progressions to treat the IV root as tonic (in the Lydian example). I will certainly consider this as a future feature.

It would be really interesting to try to generate such progressions in templates as well. My knowledge of how to use the different modes (in terms of cadences, voice leading etc.) are currently very limited though.

Thanks for the feature request, I am glad that you enjoy the program!


In the next release, there will be some built-in support for modes by using prefix before the chords.

For example, 'ly' prefix means Lydian mode, 'do' means Dorian, 'ph' Phrygian, 'mx' Mixolydian, 'ae' Aeolian (not really necessary since the minor scale supports this already), 'lo' Locrian.

The current limitation is that all the chords will always be diatonic, so alteration support within those modes will be added later.


Scale modes are now available in the latest version (0.0.23). Coming to templates as well later.