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Icystorm turned me on to a really neat songwriting tool called Chordpulse... Here's the link;

http://www.chordpulse.com/

I like the pure simplicity of it. I didn't even have to read the instructions lol, if you've ever played with the rhythm section on a keyboard you can master this little program in 30min! I find that it allows me to focus completely on chord progression and song structure without even touching an instrument or messing with a DAW. What's really cool is once you've chosen your chords and blocked out your song in pages (intro-verse-chorus-etc..) you can then press play and change tempo or style on the fly. Or, loop a particular section of your song and experiment with different chords. Don't expect great sounds though, it's not designed for that. It even sounds like a cheep casio you would find at walmart lol. However, it exports midi files for your DAW or a real keyboard. Comes with a 14 day free trial, doesn't hog computer resources, no adds, and only costs $29.00. :)

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Looks like a Lite version of Band In A Box.
Could be quite useful for quickly trying out various chord combinations and alternatives.

If you use Reaper as your DAW, Chord Gun is another alternative, but I don't think it works on other DAWs.

Chordpulse does look very easy to use.

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Oh yes, SUPER easy lol.

Addendum: Go ahead and watch the short tutorial video... I just discovered "/chords" which basically gives you control of the bass line :)


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