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#149565 - 02/05/12 01:54 AM [Other Programs Wishlist] chord dictionary
Pat Marr Offline
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great little program!

I would like it to have the following feature:
if a user enters a bunch of notes into a text box, the program would report all chords that contain those notes. I often know what chord I want to put into the BIAB or RB chord window, but I don't always know the name of it, or the best sounding chord with the notes I want

Alternatively, this could go in the chord builder.

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#149566 - 03/01/13 01:36 PM [Other Programs Wishlist] Re: chord dictionary [Re: Pat Marr]
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Agreed. This would be a very useful app for composing.

In the interim, try using the separate applet on the 2012 BiB CDROM. It's called Guitar Chord Dictionary. It installs to the desktop as a standalone app. If you have an idea of the root or a location on the guitar neck, it shows a bunch of decent grips with each note spelled out in a list and on the neck. It's a timesaver.

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#149567 - 03/05/13 07:45 PM [Other Programs Wishlist] Re: chord dictionary [Re: juiceman]
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I was using the 2011 BIAB Pro CD and upgraded to the 2013 UltraPlus PAK and have not found the guitar chord dictionary app on either. Is it possible it was a bonus during 2012?
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#149568 - 03/06/13 12:45 AM [Other Programs Wishlist] Re: chord dictionary [Re: Jim Fogle]
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I don't know Jim, but a call to PG Music Sales would tell you which bonus paks contained what when.
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#149569 - 03/21/13 06:28 PM [Other Programs Wishlist] Re: chord dictionary [Re: Matt Finley]
Jim Fogle Offline
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Thanks for the advice Matt.

I contacted PG Music support and they confirmed the guitar chord dictionary was not part of the bonus packs either time I purchased BIAB. They advised the guitar chord dictionary is a standalone program available for purchase here: Guitar Chord Dictionary

They also indicated a similar program is available for piano: Piano Chord Dictionary

Once again, thanks for the advice.
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#203050 - 05/12/13 11:29 AM [Other Programs Wishlist] Re: chord dictionary [Re: juiceman]
Pat Marr Offline
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Originally Posted By: juiceman
Agreed. This would be a very useful app for composing.

In the interim, try using the separate applet on the 2012 BiB CDROM. It's called Guitar Chord Dictionary. It installs to the desktop as a standalone app. If you have an idea of the root or a location on the guitar neck, it shows a bunch of decent grips with each note spelled out in a list and on the neck. It's a timesaver.


that's exactly the app I'm talking about. I do use it already, but I'm requesting the added feature as described in the first post.

I already have a spreadsheet I made that does what I want, but it doesn't PLAY the chord as the chord dictionary does. Being able to add notes in a specific order then hear how that combination would sound would be very helpful to me.

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#203064 - 05/12/13 01:17 PM [Other Programs Wishlist] Re: chord dictionary [Re: Pat Marr]
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A BIG +1
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#212114 - 08/12/13 01:44 PM [Other Programs Wishlist] Re: chord dictionary [Re: MarioD]
Harvey Gerst Offline
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It would be nice if the strings could be reversed for us lefties.

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#212845 - 08/21/13 10:11 PM [Other Programs Wishlist] Re: chord dictionary [Re: Pat Marr]
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Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
great little program!

I would like it to have the following feature:
if a user enters a bunch of notes into a text box, the program would report all chords that contain those notes. I often know what chord I want to put into the BIAB or RB chord window, but I don't always know the name of it, or the best sounding chord with the notes I want

Alternatively, this could go in the chord builder.


Well, BB has a feature that can name and enter a chord onto the chord grid when it is played on a MIDI guitar or keyboard.

Chord Entry via playing the chord. Naming will be by the lowest note played and is thus assumed to be the bass note.


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