FretPet X for Mac

FretPet X for Mac

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Quick Specs

Version:
1.3.3
File Size:
4.03MB
Date Added:
September 03, 2012
Price:
Free to try; $10.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
451
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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  • 2 stars

    "A lot of thought and effort."

    November 17, 2007   |   By rayk86ss

    Version: FretPet X 1.1d7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Someone obviously put a great deal of effort into making this product, but I'm not sure that it addresses the needs of many guitar players. Opening the application causes at least five small windows to appear. These windows show notes on a guitar neck, keyboard, and sequencer at the same time. The images are too small to look at while holding a guitar. I had to put the guitar down and peer intently at each image over the top of my glasses. A magnifying glass is a recommended accessory.

    The program comes with several demo music like things with and extension of .fret. Opening one of them causes the computer to begin playing and the notes to flash on the guitar neck, etc. The demo music is rather mechanical sounding and uninteresting. As the chords change the display also shows mode changes from Ionic to Dorian to Myxolidian, etc. If I wanted to learn to play guitar so that I sounded like a machine this program could teach me in minutes.

    I am sure that I am being unfair in my criticism. I think that this application could be a tremendous resource for someone that could learn how to use it. For an old fashioned guy who is uninterested in the modes of the major scale Fretpet is perhaps overkill. For example: Suppose I have a midi file of a Lester Young or Charlie Parker sax solo. I can already play the song in garage band and learn it by ear, but suppose I want to work out the most efficient fingering with a guitar neck display. Fretpet may allow such work, but I could not figure out how.

    All in all it may be a lot quicker and easier to learn to read sheet music instead.

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  • 2 stars

    "A lot of thought and effort."

    November 17, 2007   |   By rayk86ss

    Version: FretPet X 1.1d7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Someone obviously put a great deal of effort into making this product, but I'm not sure that it addresses the needs of many guitar players. Opening the application causes at least five small windows to appear. These windows show notes on a guitar neck, keyboard, and sequencer at the same time. The images are too small to look at while holding a guitar. I had to put the guitar down and peer intently at each image over the top of my glasses. A magnifying glass is a recommended accessory.

    The program comes with several demo music like things with and extension of .fret. Opening one of them causes the computer to begin playing and the notes to flash on the guitar neck, etc. The demo music is rather mechanical sounding and uninteresting. As the chords change the display also shows mode changes from Ionic to Dorian to Myxolidian, etc. If I wanted to learn to play guitar so that I sounded like a machine this program could teach me in minutes.

    I am sure that I am being unfair in my criticism. I think that this application could be a tremendous resource for someone that could learn how to use it. For an old fashioned guy who is uninterested in the modes of the major scale Fretpet is perhaps overkill. For example: Suppose I have a midi file of a Lester Young or Charlie Parker sax solo. I can already play the song in garage band and learn it by ear, but suppose I want to work out the most efficient fingering with a guitar neck display. Fretpet may allow such work, but I could not figure out how.

    All in all it may be a lot quicker and easier to learn to read sheet music instead.

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  • 5 stars

    "This is an excellent program!"

    June 15, 2006   |   By scotmcmillan

    Version: FretPet X 1.0.4

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is an excellent program!

    I have explored the tabs and windows and have found FretPet very easy to use and understand. It is so easy to change between scales and modes. The interface is also very beautiful. I look forward to plugging in my guitar and having some real fun!

    I strongly recommend this program to any student of the guitar. If you are interested in writing for the guitar then it is a "MUST HAVE" application.

    Do not miss the excellent documentation or sound files on the thinkyhead website.

    I really wish there were more programs like FretPet!!!

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