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#219963 - 11/26/05 11:55 PM Is it Possible to change chords with feets on box on the floor?
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Is it Possible to change chords with feets on box on the floor?
I have an old Roland E-16 arrangement keyboard. Is it possible with a midi box of some sort on the floor, to control the keyboard with the feets? I want to be able to play guitar and jam to a style - lets say that I want to jam in E A B. I want to be able to change between the chords with the feets. If it can't be done with my old Roland - is any of the new arrangement keyboards on the market able to do it?

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#219964 - 11/27/05 01:57 AM Re: Is it Possible to change chords with feets on box on the floor?
Tapas Offline
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Registered: 11/19/02
Posts: 298
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Yes, it is possible to trigger chords on an Arranger Keyboard with the help of a MIDI Pedal Board.

You must set the Arranger to One Finger Chord Mode.

All the major chords like E, A, B can be played by pressing the corresponding note on the Pedal Board.
Minor Chords like Am, Dm will require two note operation. You can hit two notes with the heel and toe of your left foot, leaving the right foot to control the expression pedal. It requires a little bit of practice.

Check these out:

Roland PK-5A MIDI Pedal Board (13 Keys)
http://www.instrumentpro.com/P-ROLPK5A?source=froogle

Hammond XPK-100 MIDI Pedal Board (13 Keys)
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/search/detail/base_pid/706506/src=01340

Roland PK-7 MIDI Pedal Board (20 Keys)
http://www.audiomidi.com/PK7-MIDI-Pedal-Board-P6198.aspx?CPID=392&AFID=3



[This message has been edited by Tapas (edited 11-27-2005).]

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#219965 - 11/28/05 08:23 AM Re: Is it Possible to change chords with feets on box on the floor?
captain Russ Offline
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Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 7280
Loc: Lexington, Ky, USA
Ketron sells a proprietary pedal board which can be used to do chord changes. It has a volume control with 4 tap-pads. You play the root bass note with your left foot and activate the minors, sevenths, etc. with the toe of your right foot. A lot of guitar players use this set-up to perform backgrounds.


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