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Desktop Guitarist

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  • Date Added:
    Jan. 04, 2003
  • Price:
    Free to try (See description); $29.95 to buy
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Editors' Note: The trial version features a 15-second start-up delay. Otherwise, this is fully functional, five-fret guitar software. The paid version has 24 frets.

Editors' Review

This program provides a number of tools useful when learning to play the guitar. First of all, it helps you build and listen to the chords. The program window shows the strings you should press on the guitar fret board. Desktop Guitarist lets you enter chords by selecting notes or by going through the Chord and Scale Finder. You can save a sequence of chords and print it or convert it to a MIDI file. The program also helps you tune the guitar, calculating the chords for any method of tuning. Though the interactive lessons are geared toward beginners, even experienced guitarists will find something to like in Desktop Guitarist.
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3 stars

"This program is a good program for people intrested in guitars!"

March 09, 2006  |  By rush-o

2006-03-09 09:53:08  |  By rush-o

 |  Version: Desktop Guitarist 2.0


i like the program and the fact that the help section was just that, helpful.


I dont like that fact that it was too complicated to use, the average person would have problems using this program. Must spend alot of time on it to get familair with the program. You have to have a guitar background to understand it.

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1 stars


February 04, 2004

2004-02-04 00:25:57

 |  Version: Desktop Guitarist 2.0


I could not even get it to work. I usually don't write bad reviews, but this deserves one.

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1 stars

"Registered Version and Unregistered Version"

July 29, 2003

2003-07-29 05:00:06

 |  Version: Desktop Guitarist 2.0


What? Only 5 frets? Registered Version has all frets? I don't use it.

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5 stars

"Buy it!"

January 17, 2003

2003-01-17 17:30:09

 |  Version: Desktop Guitarist 2.0


This is good for guitar beginners!
With a no-nonsense interface, you could play right through the program--as if you were holding a real guitar

The only downside is that other than the steel acoustics--the sounds of the electric guitar for xample just sound too--midi

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5 stars

"Great for Newbies and Experienced Guitarists!"

January 04, 2003  |  By shallmann

2003-01-04 10:10:20  |  By shallmann

 |  Version: Desktop Guitarist 2.0


Marty Balash scores again! After purchasing the first Desktop Guitarist, I didn't even bother with the trial version of version 2, I just bought it. MANY new features! Greatly improved interface, scales, a Quote of the Day, even a tuner! And I haven't even had a chance to fully explore the program; but I am one VERY satisfied customer. Thanks Marty and CNET, and keep up the great work!

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Full Specifications

Publisher Desktop Music
Publisher web site
Release Date January 04, 2003
Date Added January 04, 2003
Version 2.0
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 4.12MB
File Name
Total Downloads 59,411
Downloads Last Week 3
License Model Free to try
Limitations See description
Price $29.95
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