Now for the first time, you can play chords using a monophonic wind instrument. It is possible to add a second, third, or even a fourth additional voice to accompany your melodic lines.

The addition of extra voices is controlled by the command fingerings described below. The resulting harmonic structures are not simply at fixed intervals but change to remain diatonic to a key area that you select (s. 4.2). In addition, inversions of each structure may be played by varying the lip pressure against the reed.

By applying variable pressure on the reed while repeatedly playing the same note, you are experiencing changes of inversions. Tight lip pressure produces a close position, while lighter lip pressure causes the inversion to shift to more open voicings.

You may appreciate the musical potential of this control more easily if you begin with a two note structure and work up toward the maximum of 5 voices.

side D, low D & Eb  add one voice
side D, low D & C  subtract one voice
side D, low D & Eb/C  cancel harmony - back to single voice mode

The panic function resets harmony to single voice mode.
M U S I C A L   A P P L  I C A T I O N S 
- Four and five-part-harmony lets you create the sound of a full horn section that perfectly follows your lead lines.
- Two- and three-part-voicings can be great for riffs or soloing.
- DYNAMIC HARMONY can be used with percussion sounds as well as with more conventional horns and strings on your synthesizer.