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Title: "Geetar fun" Realtime playable "electronic&qu
Post by: Lithium on July 29, 2003, 11:47:36 AM
http://lithium.zext.net/n/f/geetar.zip

Verry easy to use.. here are some songs:

Polly: Em G D C | D C G A
House Of the Rising Sun: Am C D F Am C D E
One Tin Soldier: C G Am Em F C F G

all the controlls are explained in the program.. but I'll explain them here just incase.. basically the way it works, to set a chord, hold the button for that chord down, to pick a string.. Q->Y, to strum up press A-G (A=slowest G=fastest) to strum down press Z-B (Z=slowest B=fastest)
unfortunaltely because of the way the keyboard works, with picking you can't have all the buttons held down at the same time.. Q-R can all be held down at the same time, but it get's a little funny with T&Y

anyway

enjoy[/url]


Title: "Geetar fun" Realtime playable "electronic&qu
Post by: Jocke The Beast on July 29, 2003, 06:12:17 PM
I loved it  :)  Simple and very funny to use. The one thing I miss is a save/load song option, but maybe you'll add that?

*jocke puts on his leather clothes and then screams " smoke on the water!!!"...*  :wink:


Title: "Geetar fun" Realtime playable "electronic&qu
Post by: na_th_an on July 29, 2003, 07:31:16 PM
Being a Nirvana freak, I have some corrections for polly:

The chorus is D C G A#  ... (not DCGA). Maybe it was a typo.

And note that those aren't major/minor chords, but fifths:

E5 G5 D5 C5 / D5 C5 G5 A#5

Sorry for the nitpick ;)

BTW: Nice proggie ;)


Title: "Geetar fun" Realtime playable "electronic&qu
Post by: oracle on July 30, 2003, 03:17:54 AM
I'm not getting any sound at all... anything I should have turned on etc?


Title: Lithium
Post by: Lithium on July 30, 2003, 10:38:45 AM
Code:
IF NOSOUND THEN
  IF WinXP OR Win2K OR WinNT THEN
     VDMSOUND
     IF NOSOUND THEN GOSUB CHECKVOLUMEANDSPEAKERS
  ELSE
     IF NOSOUND THEN GOSUB CHECKVOLUMEANDSPEAKERS
  END IF
END


na_th_an: what are the fifth chords?


Title: "Geetar fun" Realtime playable "electronic&qu
Post by: na_th_an on July 30, 2003, 10:44:40 AM
Fifth chords are composed by root note and fifth note, no third note (which is what makes the chord be Major or Minor).

Major/Minor chords are composed by three notes: a root, a third (that can be major or minor) and a fifth:

Cm chord = C (root) + Eb (third minor) + G (fifth), so

C5 chord = C (root) + G (fifth).

On  guitar you can play fifth chords using power chords. Just do a 133 shape putting "1" in the root note, and muting the rest of the strings. For example, G5 can be played this way:

Code:
e:-x-
B:-x-
G:-x-
D:-5-
A:-5-
E:-3-


Note how E:-3- is "G" which is the root note, A:-5- is "D" which is G's fifth, and D:-5- is "G" again, a 8th note, just to give colour and strength to the root note.