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Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by resx » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:04 am

awesome guitar codex is quite useful!! thanks


Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by torogr » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:14 pm

One of the best free packages on the market is PowerTab 1.7. While the playback feature gives a kinky sound, it is close enough to hear what the score sounds like. Some people can look at a score and know what it will sound like immediately; I cannot. For some players who have trouble reading standard notation, you can get help by printing a TAB line as well. Don't use it too much as a crutch, but it might help you learn the fingering and then print the score out without the TAB line. There is a lot of free music available too.


Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by davekingonline » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:38 pm

Transcribe is another great software for slowing down things and it even helps determine notes within a chord.


Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by kenzq » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:30 pm

cool links ... thanks. didn't see this post earlier. thanks and glad i found it.



Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by bmurphy777 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:06 pm

Some great stuff there, thanks for posting the links!


Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by SUguitarguy » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:30 pm

different people learn differently. What ever you have to do to get the results you want should be your method.


Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by Eviatar » Fri May 21, 2010 12:17 pm

Thank you, it may be very useful



Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by AW7020 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:53 am

There is a very nice free music notation software that i have been using for some time now.
It will allow you to put guitar fingerings for RH and LH that Tuxguitar may not be able to do at the moment.

Google for 'musescore' and you should be able to find the website and program to download. I recommend this very highly.

Here are some features of the program

MuseScore is a free cross platform WYSIWYG music notation program, licenced under GNU GPL.

WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get), notes are entered on a "virtual note sheet"

Unlimited number of staves

Up to four voices per staff - I use this feature to separate the bass, harmony and melody lines especially for solo guitar pieces - Tux guitar at the moment only allow 2 voices per staff

Easy and fast note entry with mouse, keyboard or MIDI
Build in Menus for RH and LH fingering. Powerful page layout features enable you to arrange the printout of your pieces
in anyway you like.

You can add in graphics, lyrics to the score.
Integrated sequencer and FluidSynth software synthesizer
Import and export of MusicXML and Standard MIDI Files
Available for Windows, Mac and Linux
Translated in 26 languages
GNU GPL licenced

Best of all for me it can print directly to pdf format which make it very easy for me to arrange pieces etc for the students which i am coaching.

Cheers. Aylwin

*note: i am just a satisfied user of the above program and in no way associated in the design, programing etc of musescore.


Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by classicalgman » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:26 am

Advanced FretPro version 2 is another one to try. Just Google it to get to a download site.


Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by Aaron » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:00 pm

Guitar Codex is pretty good. The rest of those are definitely wasting your time versus other, better pursuits. Practicing clicking the neck upon seeing notes will get you really good at one thing: clicking the virtual neck when seeing notes. It will not make you a good player or sight-reader.


Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by ceathorne » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:47 pm

Excellent resources - just what I was looking for !

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Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by elindley » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:25 pm

I agree, Guitar Codex seems the best of the lot for me. I do wish they'd offer and optional view of the fretboard that is more like what you see while actually playing. Just a suggestion.
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Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by willy » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:18 am

great compilation of software
thank you - willy


Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by AUGclassic » Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:36 pm

Learning the fretboard is one critical step to playing classical guitar.
I have found that analog and digital tools may help but it's better to learn thru whatever
Means that works for you to play in all progressions, scales and music.
For this who master the positions offers an easier way and also the best way to play guitar.
Thanks for all of the excellent information posted in this blog.

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Re: Free Guitar Software

Post by Supperconductor » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:47 am

I found this to be a great resource for practicing scales: ... tern=major
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