Desktop Guitarist

Desktop Guitarist

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Quick Specs

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  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    January 04, 2003
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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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User Reviews

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  • 3 stars

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

    March 09, 2006   |   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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Me, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 95
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 4.12MB
    File Name
    Total Downloads 59,235
    Downloads Last Week 1
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations See description
    Price $29.95
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