Reaper C Major Chord Piano Roll – How does it work

Reaper -Piano Roll:

This is not a full tutorial on how to use piano roll it is really the start of an online chord book for my students who are about to start using Reaper as their compositional tool.

The following chords and attached articles will be just an illustration of what to draw/enter on the piano roll screen.

I will assume that you have a VST instrument and Midi Item already set up

To enter notes you double click(left) on the grid where you want to add your note.

To delete double click(left) again.

In order to create a chord we need to stack the notes as you can see below.

Reaper C Major Chord Piano Roll

Quick Tip: When drawing notes, if you a not sure you can check your note by looking at the highlighted section on the piano roll.

Reaper C Major Chord Piano Roll

C Major Chord on the Piano Roll: C E G

Reaper C Major Chord Piano Roll

Reaper C Major Chord Piano Roll

Reaper C Major Chord Piano Roll

If you want the chord higher in range then hit ‘T’ on your keyboard:

Reaper - Transpose - Octave

This will allow to transpose the chord up or down via octaves – to do this we have to enter a number – in this case

12=1 Octave Up

-12= 1 Octave Down