Free MIDI Chord Progressions for Download!
There are over 160,000 chord progressions in this library and they all sound as good as, or better than, the demos.
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Triads in Simple Rhythm
- Complex Time Signatures
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Welcome to PROSONIC'S MIDI PROGRESSION SERIES! You've just found THE ULTIMATE CHORD PROGRESSION LIBRARY...
PROSONIC'S new MIDI PROGRESSION SERIES went GOLD on May 1st 2007 and it's going to blow our creative possibilities wide OPEN!
This isn't like one of those old "chord dictionaries" in a paper book... It's a full-blown MIDI library that's over-flowing with thousands of professional, four-bar chord progressions in multiple time signatures!
You'd have to purchase hundreds of "chord dictionary" books to even come close to the content on this CD, and since they're all in MIDI, you can hear the progression instantly with any MIDI instrument you have. No paper book could ever do that!
This CD is like having a WHOLE LIBRARY of "chord dictionaries" and you can use the chord progressions in your own music royalty-free!
Each progression is carefully crafted to follow correct harmony & voice leading rules and the result is amazing! Every inversion is included and each chord is notated with MIDI marker events so that you know exactly what harmony is voiced at each spot in the sequence! (see images below)
I've experienced instant inspiration and song writing has never been easier. Each MIDI progression is like a creative launch-pad for your melodic ideas and the 'next part' in the song just leaps out at you! Begging you to take it to the next section!
If you perform an instrument these progressions are an invaluable tool for perfecting your improvisation skills. I play guitar and these have instantly made me a better player.
Just randomly select a progression and loop it over one of the PROSONIC MIDI DRUM BEATS! If you get stuck on a chord and can't seem to find the right notes... just look at the MIDI marker and you'll know exactly what chord it is!
I've found the progressions incredibly useful for honing my bass and vocal phrasing too. I can put up a progression and score a bass line to it. It's really amazing what happens when you have a simple harmonic structure to work from. This is going to revolutionize our craft and I'm extremely pleased to share it with you.
"Triads in Simple Rhythm & Common Time Signatures" is the first library in the MIDI PROGRESSION SERIES. These progressions can be used in any style and are perfect for a base layer to build your song up from!
There are over 160,000 four-bar diatonic and non-diatonic progressions in this library [and they all sound as good as (or better than) the demos] so be ready to stretch your sonic imagination beyond the limits!
Midi File Organization / Folder Structure
The first folder is the ROOT folder. It contains all of the MIDI Chord Progressions. It is named Midi-Progression-Library and is selected (highlighted blue).
2. TIME SIGNATURE:
Inside the ROOT folder are the TIME SIGNATURE folders. In the Simple Rhythms & Common Time Signatures Library there is 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, 9/8, and 12/8 and in the Simple Rhythms & Complex Time Signatures Library there is 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 5/8, and 7/8. We currently have the 4/4 folder selected.
3. TONIC QUALITY:
Each TIME SIGNATURE folder contains the TONIC QUALITY folders. In this case Major and Minor. Chord progressions in Major Key are found in the Major folder and progressions in Minor Key are found in the Minor folder. We currently have the Major folder selected.
4. CHORD TYPE:
Inside the TONIC QUALITY folders are the CHORD TYPE folders. We currently have the Triads folder selected.
5. PROGRESSION START:
Inside the CHORD TYPE folders are the PROGRESSION START folders. These folders contain chord progressions that start on each scale degree in the key. We currently have the "Start at I" (tonic in major) folder selected.
6. CHORD STOP COUNT:
Inside the PROGRESSION START folders are the CHORD STOP COUNT folders. In this case we have "4 Chords" and "8 Chords". In the "4 Chords" folder there are progressions that have four chord "stops" or "pulses" and the same for "8 Chords". (Except there are eight chord stops in each progression.)
7. PHRASE TYPE:
Inside the CHORD STOP COUNT folders are the PHRASE TYPE folders. The "Phrase Type" indicates how the second two measures are treated in the progression. In "NoRepeat" the second two measures are different than the first two. In "QuestionAnswer" the first two measures are the "question" and the second two measures are the "answer". In "Repeat" the second two measures are a repeat of the first two but played a little differently. We currently have the NoRepeat folder selected.
Inside the PHRASE TYPE folders are the actual PROGRESSION folders. Each folder is named according to what progression it contains. The image below was taken in the "8 Chord" folder so that you can see it too. Notice that there are eight chord stops in each progression.
9. THE FILE:
Finally we are at the actual MIDI files. (Examine the file name in the above image.) The file name contains more information about the progression. At the beginning of the file (up to the '_') is the Rhythmic Pulse. So, for example, the first file (starting with "Beat1And2") has chords that sound on the 1st and 2nd beats of the measure.
The second part of the file name (the part after the '_') is the Beat Grouping. [This is only included in complex time signatures like 7/8.] Each digit represents the eighth note count in each beat. So, in the first file shown above, the Beat Grouping is 223. So there are 2 eighth notes in the first beat, 2 eighth notes in the second beat, and 3 eighth notes in the third beat.
The third part of the file name (the part after the second '_') is the Chord Inversion indication. 0 = Root position, 1 = First inversion, and 2 = Second inversion. Each position applies to each chord sequentially.
10. MIDI CHORD MARKERS:
Inside each MIDI progression file are the MIDI CHORD MARKERS. Each chord stop and its chord symbol are provided. So, looking at the image below, each chord has its chord symbol (and its inversion) marked above it. So the first chord is the tonic major in second inversion, and the second chord is a minor second chord in first inversion, etc.
This snap-shot was taken in Sonar by Twelve Tone Systems, Inc.
MIDI Chord Progressions FAQ
Is the download version different than the shipped vesrion?
No, they are exactly the same. The download version contains exactly the same files as the DVD except you can start using them now!
What is a MIDI File?
The word "MIDI" is used to describe a few different things. A "MIDI file" can be thought of as "Sheet Music in Digital". (Sheet music that computers can read and play.)
Why use Prosonic Patterns instead of audio loops?
MIDI is a superior method of music composition for a number of reasons.
If you've ever used audio loops to write music you know how frustrating it can be to get them to fit just right in your song. You might find a great drum loop but how can you develop it while keeping the same drum sounds? You can only make variations on the timbre of the sound itself and that's it.
With Prosonic Patterns you have total control over every aspect of each note. Need to bring the hi-hats up in the mix? Easy! Need to change that note and make it sweeter? Just move it where you want it! Don't like a note... delete it!
You can also use a Prosonic Pattern for any instrument. So you can use a drum loop on any instrument (flute or violin for example) and come up with very unique and creative musical ideas!
You can even change the tempo of a Prosonic Pattern and the sound of the drums will be exactly as you sampled it.
What's a "MIDI CHORD PROGRESSION"?
We use the term "MIDI CHORD PROGRESSION" to mean: a 4, 8, or 16-bar musical chord progression (in MIDI) that is crafted to follow correct harmonic and voice leading rules.
What software can I use Prosonic Patterns in?
Every Prosonic Pattern is compatible with, and can be loaded into, any MIDI compatible software or hardware device (ie: your favorite sequencer).
Loading them into Propellerhead's Reason™ and Twelve Tone's Sonar™ has been especially rewarding. They are perfect for Cakewalk Project5, Battery 3, Cubase, Garageband, Pro Tools, Motif ES, Fruity Loops, EZdrummer, DFH, Sony's ACID® Pro, Ableton Live, and many more!
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By Jumbo Sounds on Friday, October 13, 2017 | Verified Purchase
The amount of material that you get for the price is great. These are perfect for when you are experiencing some writers block and just need a go to real quick to get you started. There are so many different combos of patterns, that I don't think I will ever run out of patterns to choose from. There is definitely some gems in these packs too! I appreciate you putting in the time and work to put these packs together! I feel like I definitely got my moneys worth!
I give the libraries a big thumbs up!
By Kenneth Herbst on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I have purchased and regularly now use several Prosonic Midi Libraries
They are inestimably helpful in sparking ideas, developing harmonic progressions, and inspiring melodies that take my original ideas into new directions.
There are so many variations in these libraries that musicians from practically any genre should find them to be extremely useful. And they should be particularly helpful to people trying to understand harmony, composition and music theory.
I give the libraries a big thumbs up!
- Ken Herbst
The best products of their kind...
By Albert Baldwin on Saturday, October 7, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Severna Park, MD
An amazing collection. Quality. Utility. Flexibility. Attention to detail. Ease of use. These collections are at the top of the heap.
The tracks sound amazing and provide lots of great ideas. Plenty of variety which I can then mix and match and customize.
They are a powerful toolkit filled with MIDI patterns and supporting MetaData to facilitate their use in your favorite DAW or other MIDI application.
They are great for use in composing and as inspiration for new ideas. The documentation and organization are well done.
These are the best products of their kind I have ever used.
The libraries are huge, amazing value for the money
By Colin Smith on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I purchased my first Prosonic Libraries 2 or 3 years ago and still find them a superb reference point when looking for interesting drum patterns and also when hunting out chord progression variations.
I highly recommend the triad and 4-voice chord progressions.
The libraries are huge and represent amazing value for money - the chord progressions are exhaustive and I will guarantee that you won't find anything out there to match this unique offering.
On top of all the above Tony is very responsive to any requests and very helpful.
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By Wesley Rajack on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Verified Purchase
princes town, TO
With every collection purchased, I was never disappointed. I appreciate the value for money of each library. I highly recommend Prosonic Libraries to all music producers. The libraries make it much easier to start producing and with a wide variety of genres there is something available for everyone.
The file and folder structure also makes it a breeze to find exactly what your looking for and even if you have little or no musical background (like myself) its not difficult to begin composing using Prosonic Libraries. Don't think just buy!
Used in Ableton, Pro Tools and Maschine Studio
By Gavin Bussenschutt on Saturday, September 2, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I have been using Prosonic midi libaries for a couple of years and find them invaluable. I will often start with one of the Prosonic templates as a base and build a song from there. I have used in Ableton, Pro Tools and Native Instruments Maschine Studio.
I will also say the drum patterns were extremely useful as a learning tool when first getting my head around creating realistic drums for my computer based music. I had never played the drums before and other midi patterns I picked up elsewhere were very basic and did not provide much variety.
They provide the "get me started" building blocks
By Kenneth Shafer on Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I do not consider myself an especially creative person. But with the Prosonic libraries I can still make music!
They provide the "get me started" building blocks that I use with my Digital Audio Workstation midi software to expand into full pieces. Transpose, copy 'n' paste, edit here and there, assign instruments to the tracks, and there I am - a complete work! With assurance that "the notes go together", which is an important benefit for someone like me who has only limited music theory. Don't let that hold you back!
I especially like the drum beats, though. And the syncopation options Prosonic provides give me plenty of opportunity to "mix it up" and avoid falling into a simple, boring 4-4 beat.
Thank you Prosonic Studios!
Mind blowingly extensive catalogue
By Adam leggett on Saturday, August 26, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Santa Ponsa, Spain
Prosonic Studios libraries provide what can only be descibed as a mind blowingly extensive catalogue of chord progressions and arpeggios.
The wide ranging and comprehensive list of libraries will present you with instant inspiration and will provide you with a rapid way of getting a song started no matter what style or genre of music you produce or play.
If for any reason I am stuck for an idea or have a dose of writers block, I always turn to Prosonic Studios to get my creative juices flowing.
Easy to drag and drop in Ableton Live
By Allen Taylor on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | Verified Purchase
The midi libraries help me when I'm stuck trying to write songs. It is a great way to push your creativity forward. There are many combinations of chords to choose from and the possibilities are pretty much endless. I would recommend these libraries to anyone who don't really have a background in music theory. I personally use Ableton Live in my productions. It is easy to drag and drop the midi patterns into the DAW and start writing a song. Next I try to write a melody over the top or add more rhythm to the chords.
The value for the price is second to none.
By Iryn Wheeler on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Prosonic midi libraries are great starting material for manipulating midi in Ableton Live (and I assume other programs as well).
They will enhance your creativity as opposed to limiting it if you have enough of an imagination and a playful spirit. Throwing together a mock-up or prototype is fast and easy.
The inspirational kick-starts I get from these sessions have fueled countless song ideas.
It's the collaborative partner I've always wanted. The value for the price is second to none. The possibilities are endless. Thank you for your work!
The quality is very high.
By Allan Siadis on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Hello from Holland!!
I just bought Tony Pappa's midi patterns. The quality is very high.
I make my techno music much faster and easier now. I have now more time for the creative and technical parts of making my music. Now I can play more with the instruments live as the loop is going. Its very user friendly.
I will certainly buy more of Tony Pappas midi patterns and also try other genres to make my music making spectrum much larger.
Thank U Tony Pappas
These are worth every penny and more.
By Scott Walker on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | Verified Purchase
A seemingly endless supply of files and options. High quality and real musical progressions, I've been able to use and modify these right out of the gate.
I use these progressions to generate drum and keyboard loops. They are easy to access, download, and integrate in my DAW (Reaper). I am also using Native Instruments keyboard and these files work flawlessly with all the NI software.
I will for sure be browsing and using more of Prosonics libraries as they grow and expand. These are worth every penny and more.
This is one of the best products I have ever used...
By Joshua Stevens on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Verified Purchase
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
This is one of the best products I have ever used in my musical career.
It helps me on almost every track, even if I don't use that exact progression it inspires and gives me a great place to move forward. It gives you a great starting place for your productions.
The only problem i ever had was moving the unzipped midi files to a new drive. There are so many of them that it took 7 hours to move them all. This is not a negative, it is awesome you get so much content for so little. I don't understand how he is able to come up with so much.
If you are looking for inspiration I strongly recommend this
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ALEJANDRO GARCIA CARRERA
As a Prosonic user I can say that my experience has been great.
I am a song writer and a musical producer of TV shows, radio programs, advertisment jingles and life music shows from Mexico City always looking for new ideas, Prosonic has a great variety of music styles and chord progressions that are very inspirational, once you start as a Prosonic user you never know where you are going to stop.
If you are looking for inspiration I strongly recommend this site, it rocks!!! Let the music begin!
Similar products cost more and don't offer the same value
By Paul Dunphy on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I have to say that ProSonic products have really helped inspire my songwriting and filled in the gaps where I was short on ideas. These products can be used as a kickstart to creating a new song or to drop in when you need to change up an existing one to add some color.
I'd highly recommend them to anyone out there wanting to create. You really can't go wrong with the money because similar products can cost much more and don't always offer the same value that ProSonic does.
Customer service is top notch, very responsive.
By Marlon Dunbar on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Verified Purchase
As a producer building my MIDI library, the Prosonic Studio chords and drum patterns were very useful for instant inspiration.
Also, the chords and drum patterns are also great for speeding up a producer's work flow. We all know how important a speedy work flow is in the music production process. There are thousands of MIDI files and they are organized in folders to keep you organized.
Music producers looking for this should check out these products.
Customer service is top notch as the staff is very responsive to questions/requests.
New Jersey (USA)
Prosonic packs have exceeded my expectations
By David Spencer on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Hampshire, United Kingdom
I bought the Blues and Rock n Roll drum pack and a Triad progression pack from Tony at Prosonic. They have been a great aid in kicking off fresh ideas as they are very simple to access and drop into your DAW of choice.
They are also ideal as material to use as starting points for tracks that you can easily cut and paste to quickly create variations in your music. I had thought for a while the Prosonic packs would be useful but they have exceeded my expectations. Thanks Tony
By Eric Mullins on Friday, May 5, 2017 | Verified Purchase
As a singer, songwriter, and producer who has lots of great ideas, but NOT the greatest foundation in music theory, I have found these libraries to be INVALUABLE in my production. If I have an idea I am toying with, I can always count on these libraries to have a progression that fits. And when I'm feeling a creative block, a few minutes spent browsing them typically gets me going into something that ends up great!
It always brings me joy when someone listens to a project of mine and comments on my playing. I secretly know that without these libraries it would be a different story!!
Couldn't be happier!!
it has really opened up my creativity...
By Jeff hill on Thursday, May 4, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Colorado Springs, CO
I have been so blessed using the midi provided by prosonic studio it has really opened up my creativity . i have purchased 4-voices in simpleRythm & common time sigs volume 1-4 and also The drum Patterns Rap and hip hop and also Reggae and ska that has giving me thousands and thousands of midi progressions to inspire me and with all of that inspiration it has really taking me out of the Plateau i was finding myself in. I recommend this midi patterns to any producer who wants to be inspired and speed up there work flow
I just love this collection!
By Pietro Fornara on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I purchased Triad Midi Progressions for two reasons
1. I needed some MIDI files for music production in my DAWs (Ableton Live, FL Studio and Studio One), and
2. I wanted to learn how to play some of these progressions on keyboards as I am a trained percussionist and not a keyboard player.
What I did not expect was the huge number of MIDI files in the pack, I have not even listened to 10% of them!
I will go back to this library over and over again for inspiration and practice.
I just love this collection!
They're an infinite pallette of musical capability...
By Bryce Cram on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Prosonic libraries are the most detailed, musical, and comprehensive midi packages in the world.
You cannot find midi samples of this kind of quality and in such large quantity per package anywhere.
Since buying prosonic I have never needed another midi pack and have enough material to feed my vsts for life.
Can't thank you enough Tony, you have eliminated all writers block and given me an infinite pallette of musical capability for years to come.
Helping me find ideas for new compositions
By Stan Shore on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I was having real problems creating new music. In a real slump. I discovered the chord progression packs and bought a few.
At first I was completely overwhelmed by the sheer size of the collections. I called Prosonic and Tony answered. He was incredibly supportive and helped me get a handle on how to navigate the collections and, more importantly, how to use them.
The progressions are really helping me find ideas for new compositions.
I'm out of my slump and enjoying the creative process again.
For me it's like a secret weapon...
By Markus Saure on Sunday, March 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I often use the "4-Voice MIDI Chord Progressions" as an Inspiration or as a starting point. It is also useful for me to practice Improvisation.
I'm really impressed about the large amount of Chord Progressions. It's great to use them with Instruments which can play Arpeggios from Chords.
I also like the "Major & Minor Arpeggios" which I often use in my Vienna Instruments Pro Midi Sequencer (you can import Midi-Files...).
I also like that all future versions are free for Life.
It took some time to find something like this. I dont't use it every time, but for me it's like a secret weapon.
Its a good package and all at a decent price
By Patrick Mooney on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | Verified Purchase
With a little effort you can build some good progressions. I usually use the midi within EZ Keys then send the signal to other virtual instruments, lounge lizard, classic organs, pianos etc...
You can even use the midi progressions to send to orchestral vst instruments. All depends on how creative you are using the midi.
All the chord progressions are organized very well, so its easy to lay something down quick. All in all i think its a good package and all at a decent price.
"I use these chord progressions every time I practice. I even used a few on my new album Intergalactic Highway
Prosonic's Midi Browser
Prosonic Studios has released a new tool that will help you, browse, audition, and play midi files! Prosonic's MIDI Browser is a free midi player that lets you loop, change tempo, and transpose Prosonic midi files as you quickly audition them!
Prosonic's MIDI Browser is included free with any midi patterns library purchased!
(Only the PC version for use with Prosonic midi files is available at this time.)
Audition MIDI Patterns Quickly & Easily
Selecting a MIDI pattern in the pattern browser will automattically load that pattern into the player. (Use the spacebar to start/stop the player and use the mouse, or arrow keys, to change patterns.)
Loop, Change Tempo, & Transpose
You can loop, change the tempo, and transpose the midi file while auditioning it!
Quickly Save Files To Favorites
You can quickly save a file to your own custom favorites folder so that you can get to them quickly during a writing or jam session!
Easy Navigation to Custom Quick-Folders
You can quickly navigate to any folder on your system by using the Quick-Folder Slots!
Easy Settings Menu
In the settings menu you can change to any MIDI output port and setup your favorite and quick-folder directories. If you need more MIDI ports check out LoopBe. LoopBe1 works great and it's FREE! http://nerds.de/en/download.html
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