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Issue 0 - Second Quarter Special Edition 2017

Issue 0 - Special edition - 24-48 pages - Free PDF download - ETA June 2017

AHX Magic Numbers

Posted 28/3/2017


HivelyTracker Tutorial & Music Theory & Tracker Tips


  "We will be taking about the octave. We will be talking about the seventh. And you had better believe that we will definitely be spending a lot of time talking about the power chord!" With this tutorial being very beginner oriented and assuming that you have so little knowledge of chip music, and music theory in general, that as well as instruction on how to easily produce an arpeggio and which hexadecimal transpose values you need to use for the 5th the 7th and the octave which you will no doubt be wanting to use for pretty much any style of music you could want to make. We will also be demonstrating how the Power Chord can be used to good effect, indeed it was this advice that led the late Kurt Cobain among others to rock as he did.

AHX and HivelyTracker Transpose Values

Seq   Note   Value 

F4    C-1    -1 OCT

F9    F-1    -1 OCT +5th

FB    G-1    -1 OCT +7th

00    C-2    ROOT              <Start in 2nd. Leave Yourself Room To Transpose In Both Directions>

05    F-2    5TH

07    G-2    7TH

0C    C-3    +1 OCT

11    F-3    +1 OCT +5th

13    G-3    +1 OCT +7th

how to do the Power Chord

. In AHX and HivelyTracker .

                   0 F#4*4 320 020                <Set These on The First Line Always!>

                   1 C-3 3 234 411                <LFO and "Thump" Downward Pitch Mod.>

                   2 C-2 0 F02 000   ROOT         <Might as well be C-2 mapped To C-1 >

                   3 G-2 0 000 000   7TH          <The almighty 7th, but could be 5th >

                   4 C-3 0 502 000   +OCT         <Loop back around after it's set-up > 

                   TRANSPOSE VALUES  ROOT  7-th  OCTAVE

                                      00    07     0C 

                   <Note on the octave: As it is fundamentally the same thing the root

                   that means you can progress to it in either direction then you can

                   use it pretty much any time you like and it will sound "musical".

                   I have often abused the progression 00 in the sequence



                                                       00 etc. many times in the past.>

...on a Bass.

1st fret                                   

    C-2's 5th                  

    G ---              

    D -3- (F-3)         

    A -3- (C-3)         

    E -1- (F-2)         

Open E ( 4th :)

    G ---

    D -2- (E-3)

    A -2- (B-2)

    E -0- (E-2)

Retuned to  C-2

    G ---

    A#-2- C-3

    F -2- G-2

    C -0- C-2

 ...more to come...

  ·Rob O'Malley

Mr.Roboto, AnakiRob^DisasterArea )

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