How to play - Key Zones and Techniques
Description
The KARMA Motif Performances fit one of 12 different ways of playing the keyboard, as illustrated to the left.

You will find one of these diagrams at the beginning of each Performance Notes document, giving you a basic idea of how it is to be played. Of course, you can experiment with your own playing styles!

The actual location of zones and split points varies from Performance to Performance. In addition, not all of the illustrated zoning methods are necessarily used in the included Performances.
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1. Full Keyboard (no Split)

Play single notes in LH, chords in RH
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2. Split Keyboard

Play chords in LH, chords/notes in RH
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3. Split Keyboard

Play single notes in LH, chords in RH
Special Notes
  • In some Performances, two different lead sounds are provided in the RH area. Occasionally, one will be polyphonic and one will be monophonic. In this case, the diagram reflects the playing style for the startup scene.
  • Depending on the type of sounds layered across the keyboard (mono/poly) and their pitch ranges, "single notes" can also mean octaves, or fifths, or harmonies, etc. The diagrams show where chords should be played to control KARMA, and where you should "solo" or play lead melodies. For example, in many combis it may not be obvious that you need to play a chord in the LH, because single notes will also trigger the sounds; but often a 3-note chord is necessary to actually give the generated notes their proper "tonality" (major, minor, diminished, etc.)
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4. Split Keyboard

Play chords in LH, single notes in RH
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5. Split Keyboard

Play single notes in LH, single notes in RH
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6. Split Keyboard

Play two-handed chords in LH, chords in RH
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7. Split Keyboard

Play two-handed chords in LH, single notes in RH.
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8. Three-Way Split Keyboard

Play single notes in lowest zone and chords in next zone to control KARMA, chords in top zone for soloing
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9. Three-Way Split Keyboard

Play single notes in lowest zone and chords in next zone to control KARMA, single notes in top zone for soloing
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10. Three-Way Split Keyboard

Play single notes in lowest zone and single notes in next zone to control KARMA, chords in top zone for soloing
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11. Three-Way Split Keyboard

Play single notes in lowest zone and next zone to control KARMA, single notes in top zone for soloing
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12. Multi-Zone Split Keyboard

Multiple zones trigger different modules