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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-10-2003, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Good Free or Low Price Music Software for Macintosh

Maybe you guys all konw this softwares, just wanted to share the freeware/shareware stuff I use on OS X for guitar playing. Please if you have other good softwares (non commercial) you use and find useful post a link to the download page.

1. The best of ALL :

"Amazing Slow Downer", I must say wow ! Tripple wow : it let's you play any mp3 at any speed you wnat WITHOUT changing the pitch, so that's a master utility for learning a song. i) you hear all the subtleties in steve's playing for example, you can play along to a slower version of a particular hard part of a song. If you don't know this, please do me a favor, try it ! It's shareware, but worth any penny ! For example I now only use iTunes for music palyback (computer linked to HiFi) and so using Amazing Slow Downer is easy and really fantastic.

2. A tuner

Let's you tune your guitar in any tuning. Cool app. I am looking for one that would use the mic of my Mac to tune my guitar though, if anybody knows of one that works under OS X.

3. Guitar Tablature programm.

Not bad. Give it a try.

4. A fullset metronome

Very usefull for good practicing

5. A chordbook

If anyone finds a better one, tell me, I am not that pleased with this one.

OK, please give me your feedback and post more links for us to improve our playing !!!!!!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-10-2003, 11:34 AM
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That's great! Thanks!!!

I haven't got OS X yet (old G3, os 8.6), but I was really tempted by the new 17" Powerbook Steve (Jobs) presented this week.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-10-2003, 11:54 AM
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A site dedicated to making Music with Macs.


This guy has some great software...

EarTraining, GuitarPaper, Metronome, StudioLog, Maestro, GuitarTuner


FretPet is an award-winning guitar-oriented 4-track music sequencer with a genuinely unique interface that makes writing music easy and fun. It contains a variety of palettes that showcase many different aspects of your notes, chords, and scales. (It's not OS X native, unfortunately, but should run in Classic.)


ChordBook v2.6 provides chord lookup for guitar in standard tuning, and additional chord processing for 70 non-standard guitar tunings. ChordBook's purpose is simple--provide a way to create your own, customized chord the order and with the voicing YOU choose.


GuitarTab is a guitar tabulature program for the macintosh, by Greg Clayton, which allows easy guitar tablature editing, graphical display and playback. GuitarTab is fully carbonized so it runs on and Macintosh system running MacOS8 up to and including MacOSX.


MetroGnome is a highly customizable freeware metronome for OS X (Cocoa), featuring many time signatures (2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, and 12/, volume control, mutes, accents, customizable sounds, silence, and tap entry.


Sorry if any of these are duplicates... i didn't feel like double-checking them all against the versiontracker links.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-10-2003, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for that, that was my error not indicating the original names of the programs (pure laziness) ...

Thanks for the additional links though, they look appealing !

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