HENDRIX 'The Guitar Chords Generator' 2.00 (Windows)
Source: Paolo Piga & Paolo Mereu
This program, developed by guitarists for other guitarists, allows everybody to make a series of operations that normal guitar handbooks can not allow: for instance the possibility to represent all theoretical chords positions. It contains powerful elaboration and search tools that allow to generate all the positions referred to the stated performing parameters. Hendrix was conceived as a very interactive tool, that is able to adapt, to all objects present in the screen, all changes operated. Considering that the program will be executed together with a guitar, we have tried to find the easiest and faster way of getting results. All funcionts can be carried out by the mouse, the menu and the keyboard. Obviously, in the age of multimedias, this kind of program gives the opportunity to recreate the sound of everything represented in graphical and musical ways. Most remarkable available functions in Hendrix:- Choose the chord type from a list of standard chords.- Set the chord type by working directly on the musical intervals.- Set the fret band to develop all chord#s positions.- Pratically modify positions on the chord fretboard window.- Attributes possible chords naming to positions entered by user.- Point out most suitable fingering position.- Choose from the summary page (map) the chord position to work with.- Develop chords position on a variable number of strings, with a minimum of three ones.- Set the guitar tuning, by choosing among a lot of #open# tunings or to set a custom tuning.- Show chords position and scales on piano keyboard.- Read chords positions from chords and scales in musical notes.- Set MIDI parameters for sound performance.- Listen to, by the MIDI card, the chord position and the selected scale.- Play single notes that form chords and scales on the guitar, on the stave and on the piano.- Define the tonal context by choosing a scale among the ones including all set chord.- Set different filters for searching a scale among the ones containing the set chord.- Save chord sequences with all relevant contexts (tuning, number of strings, chord type, fret number, position number, ...).- Save chords sequence in Midi File format.- Change chord and scale performance parameters by choosing among a great number of musical rhythms.- Use the mouse to open single chords saved in the sequences.- Listen to chord sequences in different ways: arpeggio, rhythmic accompaniment....