D'Accord Guitar Chord Dictionary

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Overpriced; chord finder misleads; better alternatives"

    December 16, 2008  |   By lebljc

    Pros

    The fretboard is pretty and finger positions clear.

    Cons

    Chord finder close to useless and sometimes misleading (see below).
    Cost: $29 U.S. is excessive compared to how little this software does. There are better online tools that are free.
    Lots of mouse clicks required to do anything useful.

    Summary

    Chord finder relies heavily on bottom note as root. For example, playing Am with an E bottom note (e.g., Am/E) generates this chord: Esus4(11/b13). Perhaps accurate but excessively complex. Take away the bottom E so that A becomes the bottom note and the chord reverts to Am! Finding the chord therefore depends on the user already knowing what the root is and making sure it is the bottom note. As another example, C/G (1st position C chord with a G bass) generated Gsus4(11/13). This is an unsophisticated algorithm that will generate results that are useless and even misleading for any players who don't already know a fair bit of chord theory.

    One can search and find better and cheaper downloadable software.

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  • Reply by Qiniso99 on May 28, 2009

    What would you recommend as an alternative? Would appreciate any suggestions. Thks.

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