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Guitar Sidekick

Guitar Sidekick Guitar Sidekick is a piece of software designed to make life easier in every way for guitarists. It contains tools and features that enable the guitarist to easily practise and perfect their skills, write music, manage correspondence and learn songs.

Its features include a multi-track music composer / player with advanced editing features, drum machine, metronome, chords manager, scale manager, guitar tuner, band manager, guitar lessons, pitch perfector, knowledge trainer, music glossary, music generator, and music paper generator. Listed in this document are the features of each tool and where applicable the improvements that have been made to that tool since the last release of Guitar Sidekick. Guitar Sidekick is the all-in-one program for guitarists!

Software Information System Requirements
  • Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
  • Pentium II CPU
  • 64 MB RAM
File Size:4.11 MB
License:Free to try, $29.95 to buy
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Music Composer Features :
  • Write your own music in tablature or standard notation
  • Music generator for generating backing chords, random solo pieces or basslines!
  • Save tab as normal file, Wave file, MIDI file, Bitmap file, ASCII TAB file, Web page, PDF
  • Files automatically compressed on saving
  • One-Click website import from Internet Explorer
  • Built in FTP File Upload Tool
  • Undo (up to 20 levels)
  • Coda/Sign/D.S. Al Coda/To Coda support
  • Chord diagrams can be added to tab and optionally played
  • Import ASCII TAB files, MIDI files, Text from the clipboard, Websites from the internet, or previous Guitar Sidekick files
  • Print and Print Preview
  • WYSIWYG view of document
  • Changeable paper sizes and print options
  • Virtual Fretboard and Piano tools for inputting music with ease
  • Customizable toolbars
  • Frets 0-29 and dead notes supported
  • Write percussion tracks with proper drum tab and notation
  • Variable note dynamics
  • Ghost Note, Let Ring, Accentuate, Various Harmonics, Staccato, Tremolo Picking, Various Slides, Hammer on / Pull off, Trill, Customizable Bends, Grace Notes
  • Link Notes
  • Customizable left and right hand fingering
  • Adjustable chord length with x-tuplets
  • Dotted notes supported
  • Add text to chords
  • Vibrato, Wide Vibrato, Palm Mute, Tap, Slap, Pop, Fade In, Tremolo Bar
  • Stroke Types Supported
  • Cut, Copy and Paste bars
  • Variable Time and Key signatures (each bar on each track can have a different key signature)
  • Repeats (up to 128 times)
  • New 'Go to' points system for easy file navigation
  • Tracks can have bass staves, treble staves, and tab (or any combination of these)
  • Tracks can have octave shifts
  • Tracks can have any tuning and 4 - 7 strings
  • Tracks can have any instrument at any volume and lyrics
  • New batch operations save lots of time on repetitive tasks
  • 'Check bar' tool for making sure bars are in correct time
  • 'Fix bar' tool for forcing bars to be in correct time
  • 'Transpose' tool for changing notes by a number of semitones
  • Playback from any point in the file with optional metronome and count in
  • Speed trainer for learning fast parts gradually
  • Websites menu for fast access to your favorite sites
  • Sample music included with the program
  • Tutorial Included
Drum Machine Features :
  • Drumbeat generator makes up drumbeats for you!
  • Instantly convert your drumbeats into percussion notation and vice versa.
  • Write a drumbeat with up to 32000 notes and 128 tracks
  • Print beats
  • Export beats to MIDI File
  • Batch Import function for quick conversion of GS 3.5, 3.6 or 3.7 Drumbeats
  • Sample beats included with the program
  • Resizable window
  • More attractive interface
  • Cut, copy and paste
  • Variable time signatures
  • Eraser Mode for fast editing
  • Realtime beat editing
  • Tracked Playback
  • Beat lengths can be set
  • Tutorial Included
Metronome Features :
  • Vastly improved interface
  • Entirely programmable
  • Up to 10000 beat sections per file
  • Cut, copy and paste
  • Insertion, addition, and removal of beat sections
  • Beats now saved as files
  • Supports all time signatures
  • Options saved with files
  • Tutorial Included
Chords Manager Features
  • Resizable window
  • More attractive and comprehensive interface
  • Easier to use and understand (no more chord types or generators)
  • All chords saved as files (easy to share with friends)
  • Chords can have 4, 5, 6, or 7 strings
  • Chords can have different tunings
  • Barre chords supported
  • New chord search facility for finding chords fast (by name, complete or partial tab, or string number)
  • Left handed view supported
  • More help
  • Customizable display modes (notation, tab or chord chart)
  • Batch operations feature for deleting or printing lots of chords at once
  • Nearly 400 chords included with the program
Guitar Lessons Features
  • Window can be resized
  • Lessons separated into 5 difficulty categories
  • Easier to use interface
Guitar Tuner Features
  • Simplified and more organised GUI
  • Advanced adjustable playback options
  • 4 - 7 strings supported
  • 22 sample tunings included with the program
Band Manager Features
  • Save details of gigs and band members
  • Save any number of band members
  • Improved interface
  • The program will automatically remind you of gigs
Scale Manager Features
  • Resizable window
  • More comprehensive and attractive interface
  • Easier to use and understand (no more scale type definitions or generators)
  • Scales are saved as files (easy to send to friends)
  • 4 - 7 strings supported
  • Scales can all have different tunings
  • New scale search facility for finding scales fast
  • Left handed view supported
  • More help
  • Customizable display modes (standard notation, tab or chart)
  • Batch operations feature for printing or deleting lots of scales at once
  • New playback mode allows you to practise skills by slowly increasing the speed
New! - Fretboard Knowledge Trainer Features
    Guitar Sidekick's Fretboard Knowledge Trainer will help you to memorize the notes on the Fretboard. The program will keep track of how you're doing, and adjust the difficulty accordingly.
New! - Pitch Perfector Features
    Guitar Sidekick's Pitch Perfector will help you to develop perfect pitch. The program will keep track of how you're doing, and adjust the difficulty accordingly.
New! - Music Paper Generator Features
    Guitar Sidekick's Music Paper Generator will print any number of pages of blank music paper, with any combination of treble, bass, and tablature staves.
New! - Music Generator Features
    Guitar Sidekick's Music Generator will generate backing chord music for you to jam over, or to base songs around.
New! - Music Glossary Features!
    Guitar Sidekick's Music Glossary contains a comprehensive list of all that confusing music-speak! Learn the lingo of the pro's!

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