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Guitar Chord Chart Software

1732 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2007 3:01 PM by Jonathan Penn RSS
Uncle Albert Calculating status...
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Feb 26, 2007 2:22 PM
I have been looking on the web for a simple, inexpensive OS X application that will allow me to create chord charts for my guitar students. Much to my surprise, I have not been able to locate anything.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.

UA
iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Rik-The-Mix Level 2 Level 2 (465 points)
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    Feb 26, 2007 2:48 PM (in response to Uncle Albert)
    Sorry, I don't think there is anything in Logic 7 that will help with your web search!!

    Maybe when Logic 8 comes out (kiss of death to this post) it will contain a search engine for anything random.
    Dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5, 4GB, Mac OS X (10.4.8), LP7.2.3, Fireface 800, Unitor8 MkII, UR-80
  • noeqplease Level 4 Level 4 (3,580 points)
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    Feb 27, 2007 9:16 AM (in response to Uncle Albert)
    Hi,
    Logic does have that function,in the Score view.You can place the Chord symbol directly above the stave,at the beginning of a bar.

    It does not however,place "Block Chord Diagrams" with the fingering on them.This is best done by hand,as many chords can have many different fingerings.

    (See the Book "Chord Chemistry" by Ted Greene,ISBN-10: 0898986966 )

    If you find a software that does this,would you mind giving us a holler?

    Cheers
    MacBook Dualcore 2Ghz//Logic Pro 7.2.3, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 1GhzRAM/DIGI002R/DigiCoreAudio7.3cs1/Unitor8mkii/Mackie MCU
  • David Robinson9 Level 4 Level 4 (1,990 points)
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    Feb 27, 2007 9:44 AM (in response to Uncle Albert)
    hi, slightly OT:

    MusicLab make the RealGuitar app, and it displays any gtr chord you can play.
    also it has a movable capo/fret position thingy.
    the app's great value and can be used as an educational tool as well because of the graphics.

    in addition, noeq, there are mac apps that let you print chord fingerings and such, as i had a demo of one a while back. just google it, mate.
    (ol' granny)G4 450DP. 1.5 G ram. and an optimistic outlook, Mac OS X (10.4.8), digidesign, apogee, alembic, tannoy, custom tube outboard&mixer.
  • Kenneth Luke Calculating status...
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    Feb 27, 2007 2:41 PM (in response to Uncle Albert)
    Perhaps ChordBook at http://www.drsdigital.com/ will help...
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  • Jonathan Penn Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Feb 27, 2007 3:01 PM (in response to Uncle Albert)
    If you just want chord block diagrams, there's a free website that will generate them for you from a simple text format. I've used it and it's great for simple stuff.

    http://www.songbookwizard.com/index.php
    MacBook 13" 2gb 1.83 ghz 100gbHD, Mac OS X (10.4.7), KRK V8 Studio Monitors, Presonus Firebox

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