I’ve started exploring the Trends API, and while this page explains the basics of how to navigate it, it only describes how to input the basic major diatonic chords. After some trial and error, I found these others:
I ii iii IV V VI vii
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
i iiº bIII iv v bVI bVII
B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7
i ii bIII IV v viº bVII
D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7
i bII bIII iv vº bVI bvii
Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 Y7
I II iii #ivº V vi vii
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7
I ii iiiº IV v vi bVII
M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7
iº bII biii iv bV bVI bvii
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7
6 64 65 43 42
7 add9 sus4 sus2 7sus4 7sus2 sus42
7 (I assume none of these inputs exist)
V/ IV/ vii/
5/ 4/ 7/
Redundant: (will return a “No songs match this chord progression” message)
D1: Dorian i = Minor i
L2 and 4/6: II = IV/vi = V/V
D7, M7 and 4/4: Dorian bVII = Mixolydian bVII = IV/IV = Minor bVII
5/1 and 4/1: V/I and IV/I = V and IV, respectively
5/4 returns no results, but 57/4 does: V/IV = I, except when dominant
7/1: viiº/I = viiº
- Did I miss anything?
- Is it possible to input supermodal chords? If so, how?
I made a more formal metasyntax for this a while ago.
About the “redundant” chords; Some of these chords used to have entries in the database, but I removed them manually from time to time to ensure that the database is clean and contains as few duplicate chords as possible, before the API receives an overhaul. Some chords are nonetheless different from others due to the possibility of embellishments (e.g.
L3 is different from
3 because their add9 chords yield Em(add9) and Em(addb9) respectively).
Magic Chord sometimes gives
S(3)3 instead of
5/6; this seems to be the proper way of addressing supermodal chords, but they are already rejected by the API and analyses containing any supermodal chord will not be found in the Trends page. Major V in Minor is the only supermodal chord accepted right now.
EDIT: It seems that all results of
4/4 are absorbed into
b7 automatically, as does
L2; this applies only to the root position, not
464/4 (or other inversions). If I remember correctly, this happens to all applied dominants and IV/IV, but the API document does not clearly indicate when such assimilation occurs.
I’ve started to explore the trends API also, when using
It shows only till chord_ID 77. Is there a way to see other pages?