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Chord Alchemy

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  • Date Added:
    Sep. 27, 2004
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $9.95 to buy
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Editors' Review

This very handy program provides a comprehensive database of guitar chords and scales. Chord Alchemy's interface initially appears crowded and intimidating, but you can choose from two other display modes if the default Advanced look is over your head. The application gives you just about every piece of chord information you'd ever need to know. You can choose from many tunings beyond standard, including stalwarts such as Drop D and Open G. After you choose the chord root, you select different degrees and modes, including a wide variety of sevenths, ninths, elevenths, and thirteenths. Scale options include everything from the standard blues-based pentatonics to odder ones such as the flamenco scale. You can add bass notes, remove certain notes, and specify whether the app returns complete chords or only ones with tonal essentials. No matter what kind of chord or scale you're looking for, the application returns tablature diagrams and plays them with a simple mouse click. We really like the reverse-lookup tool, which tells you what that wild chord you thought you made up actually translates to in music-theory speak. In our analysis, just about any guitarist will benefit from Chord Alchemy if they spend enough time learning how to navigate the interface.
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5 stars

"Great for showing the structure of the Guitar Fretboard"

November 30, 2008  |  By rcwis02

2008-11-30 12:16:31  |  By rcwis02

 |  Version: Chord Alchemy 3.3


If you want to play parts of chords, how do you easily find (and memorize) where all the C major 3rd (part of a major chord) intervals are everywhere on the fretboard ?


Can't comment on one users complaint about the chords being too hard to play or inaccurate. I have not found any problems.


Great tool for learning the fretboard and where chords/scales and intervals are played.Just plug the root in and select the interval and you've got them displayed right in front of you. It is only $12.99.

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1 stars

"may help beginners, not suitable for advanced players"

June 15, 2008  |  By kenworthg

2008-06-15 20:56:31  |  By kenworthg

 |  Version: Chord Alchemy 3.3


Using the find a chord is a waste of time. The chords inaccurate and/or incomplete. Most of the inversions are unplayable. Sorry, but this product needs a lot more work before I would consider purchase.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Tonal Alchemy
Publisher web site
Release Date September 27, 2004
Date Added September 27, 2004
Version 3.3
Category Entertainment Software
Subcategory Music Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, MIDI enabled soundcard
Download Information
File Size 4.49MB
File Name CA.exe
Total Downloads 11,761
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $9.95

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