#1
Assume someone were to write a versatile program in Java to display notes from any given scale on a depiction of a fretboard, having a user-defined number of frets, number of strings, as well as tuning. Also assume that when a given scale is selected, all instances of the notes in the scale were color-coded to show their relation to the root note in said scale. What other features would you expect/want to see in this hypothetical program?
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would it be free?


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Couldn't have put it better myself.


On topic: Doesn't such a program exist? And if not, I would enjoy the ability to play the scales back to you, upwards and downwards, and at different tempos.
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Couldn't have put it better myself.


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On topic: Doesn't such a program exist? And if not, I would enjoy the ability to play the scales back to you, upwards and downwards, and at different tempos.


I've looked, but I haven't found one. The closest thing I could find is the Fretboard Diagram Printer on studybass.com but it's a bit limited in functionality.
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#6
Showing the arppegios would be an interesting feature too
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Showing the arppegios would be an interesting feature too


In a sense, that is already a planned feature. Seeing as how the notes would be color coded according to their relation to the root, it would be easy to pick out an arpeggio.

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It's still not quite as versatile as what I hope to make.
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#10
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not midi sounds. they suck

It's not midi that sucks, midi is a really good way to make music, you just need plugins to make it sound not crappy.

Personally, I think it'd be cool if you could click on a note and it would play the sound and also the note and the interval to the last note you played, would be very useful for ear training and practicing.
#12
If you could select some notes and have it play it back to you. Not like a whole song but 2 or 3 maybe.

Also if you could click a note and it show you the chord it makes with the thirds of that scale stacked on it...

Also if you could highlight the pentatonic notes of that scale.

Also if it said down the bottom all the other scales that have the same notes.

This might be going a bit far... But songs that use that scale?.. nah too far..
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#14
Its a cool idea... check out "exploring guitar"... its a nice app that could use a few mods. The main mod being able to distinguish between flat notes and sharp notes. For years the dude has only kept it showing sharp keys or notes. Change would be nice.

It does the arpeggios and scales and chords. Gives you chord recognition and name suggestions... but i never fully went into that part of it... merely needed it for diagrams. The nice thing about it is that you can turn the note names off so its just colours... so when you have a flat chord... you need the colours otherwise you have those darn sharp notes displayed. It is free after all so you can't expect it to offer the world.

However, I think he may have done it in C++ or Delphi... doesn't matter though. If yours could top it, then that would be awesome. Good luck man
#15
I actually wrote a very similar program in Java a few years back, with a user defined number of strings and tuning, not frets though. The other feature I put in to mine was a reverse chord lookup, where the user could select any notes on the fretboard and it would display the chord name (actually, all the potential names for that chord depending on context) so that might be an idea.
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I actually wrote a very similar program in Java a few years back, with a user defined number of strings and tuning, not frets though. The other feature I put in to mine was a reverse chord lookup, where the user could select any notes on the fretboard and it would display the chord name (actually, all the potential names for that chord depending on context) so that might be an idea.


Interesting... Do you still have the source for it? I might be interested in a collaboration of sorts, if that would be alright with you.

Also... Everyone's ideas are being taken into consideration.
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