Guitar Chord Chart/Player

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  1. GhostToast
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    Hello,
    I am wondering if anyone has created something similar to what I'm trying to describe. I believe there is probably something like this for the iPhone/Touch, but wondered how difficult it would be to implement on the DS.

    Basically a guitar chord chart that showed in tablature form where one would place their fingers, the name of the chord, and a sonic demonstration. The user could use a menu to select which key the chord is in, and another to choose major, minior, seventh, diminished, whatever options.

    I think this would be a really handy tool. If it exists. And if not, someone could make Nintendo DS fame by creating it!

    On a related note, it would also be cool if there was an e-reader for the DS that had auto-scrolling. One could load guitar tabs in a .txt file and have it scroll down so they had a sheet-music computer handy. It'd certainly be cheaper than this:
    http://books-videos-music.musiciansfriend....book?sku=423873

    Anyway. Thanks for your answers!
     
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    Anyone care to help me make one? =)
     
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    For the guitar player the game jam sessions has what you were describing and it had a sequel jam sessions 2.
    and for auto scroll check dsreader and moonshell2 who knows maybe they have that feature.
     
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    I took a look at this Jam Session game (a review) and couldn't tell if it met my requirements or not. To clarify, I'm not looking for a "let's pretend we're playing the guitar" game, but a utility that would help an actual guitarist look up chords. I can't tell in the product's description if it actually does that.
     
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    I'd be interested in helping with it. I've actually been looking for one of these myself, with little success.
     
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    I wonder how accurate the DS mic is? It would be pretty cool if in addition to what you mentioned, it could also give feedback on wether the chords you played were out of tune or not (and before you start playing, it would also help you tune your guitar).

    As for sheet-music... a little too small for that purpose, perhaps? I'd personally just bite the bullet and get an iPad (which would also have all the other necessary music related apps).
     
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    ya admittedly the DS, DS Lite and DSi screens are humorously small for reading much. But the DSi XL would work pretty well. I think though, if one could mount the DS to the headstock, you might have something usable. Such as the product I linked to in the original post (though I could not clamp something to the strings as I play classical mostly...something could be glued to the end of a clamp capo though...)

    And ya a tuner would be a great idea.

    As for the chord charts, we could pretty much find any kind of javascript chord chart and just emulate that. We don't need every single variation of every chord, but having a high percentage would be good.

    The ability to swap back and forth between the text file (music) and the chord-finder would help. Or even (now we're getting complicated) the ability to tap on the name of a chord and have it display the fingering in the screen above! Yipes!

    I'm no programmer but could help with the UI
     
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    http://www.chordbook.com/guitarchords.php
    here's a really attractive one that uses more screen real-estate than the DS can afford, but i think if you had the display of the guitar's neck at the top (maybe sideways to fit better) and the "choosable" stuff beneath (stylus only?) that'd work out pretty nicely.
     
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    I do recall a guitar tuning program way back for the DS (I think I might have even reported on it)

    "if there was an e-reader for the DS that had auto-scrolling"
    Considered a video player, I might be able to knock up an avisynth script and if I get especially inspired maybe even a custom version of batchDPG.

    edit: linky http://forum.gbadev.org/viewtopic.php?t=13736

    edit2
    Apparently there was more than one
    http://www.object65.it/StringTunerDS.aspx?lang=eng

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    Even more
    http://filetrip.net/f3659-Guitar-Sound-1-5.html
     
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    I really appreciate sharing the links. Very useful for guitarists, but I actually have a built-in tuner on my guitar, so this is not as exciting for me =)
     
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    Jam Sessions 2 my friend, [​IMG] you'll find anything about chord chart there.
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    nice. anyone have a save file so i don't have to play career mode or whatever to unlock this? :S