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X-Solfege v3.22.2 [Rev 13]

Checker on 15 Jan 2014
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Solfege is computer-aided music training system, which you can use to train your rhythm, interval, scale and chord skills. The program is indented to help music students with their ear training.
Some of the existing exercises:

  • Recognize melodic and harmonic intervals
  • Compare interval sizes
  • Sing the intervals the computer asks for
  • Identify chords
  • Sing chords
  • Sing tone from chords: root, third, fifth, etc
  • Scales
  • Dictation
  • Rhythm dictation
  • Remembering rhythmic patterns
  • Theory: name intervals and scales
  • Cadences
X-Solfege is a portable package/wrapper for Solfege.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch X-Solfege.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated Esperanto, Portugese and Turkish translations to the users manual.
  • Updated Spannish and Turkish messages.
  • Distribute solfege/tests/lesson-files/*.
  • help/C/scales/modes.html are never translated. So we must link to the C-locale file in every translation.
  • gettext tweaks to make the test suite work both when run as "test.py" and "test.py test_lessonfile".
  • There is still something wrong because we have to disable the test to run debuild.
  • Distribute solfege/tests/lib/* and solfege/test/include/*.
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runner75 on 2007-04-05 00:09

The linked site is an italian site of a proget of completely portable software called Winpenpack.
the X-laucher provides (for example) to add and remove registry key or redirect the .ini and users customizations
there is anc english help in the forum

Regards
Runner

zap on 2007-04-08 03:45

Has anyone got it working? I take edit, preferences, Midi setup. I have no such midi file players as listed. Windows multimedia output doesn't work.

der seb on 2007-05-05 04:34

Ecellent! I wish i had known about it when I was still at school!Really great!

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Chords v2 Private

Checker on 9 May 2013
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by dot

Chords is a sheet music notation editor that is designed for guitars. It shows chord and scale diagrams, allows adding of chords/scales to sheet music, and supports multiple track playback via MIDI output.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None. But it automatically register a file type handler, and saves its last window position to the registry.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the EXE file to a folder of your choice. Launch Chords.exe.
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outskirter on 2012-05-22 18:02

I've only just discovered Chords.exe, and am finding it quite useful, especially considering its small size and that it's freeware. One tip: If you want to start the program with a custom zoom factor, a different clef, etc. you can always save a blank .SHD file as a template. Make sure to set the template's file attribute to Read Only, and use Save As instead of Save once you create your masterpiece. ;)
My only gripes about this app are:
1) I write my own harmony on the lower clef instead of inserting the chords automatically, and the vertical alignment of the chords with the corresponding melody notes in the upper clef is often inaccurate. This is only a visual misalignment, because the program plays the two staves properly synchronized, and the exported MIDI file is correct, as well.
2) In the drop-down list of key signatures, the compound time option of 6/8 is missing; I use this quite often, and have had to substitute 6/4. I could also write the piece in 3/8 time, but this would result in twice as many measures, and if played on an actual instrument, it would put a bit too much stress on every fourth beat, which is now beat one.
3) The program would be even more useful if it could play just the few bars I've selected, rather than the entire piece from the very beginning, as I may want to test the effect of just a particular passage.

outskirter on 2012-05-22 19:03

Oops! Meant to write "horizontal", not "vertical" alignment; i.e., the chords are sometimes slightly to the right of the melody note on which they're supposed to start.

Midas on 2014-09-21 12:13

Website and download link are dead...

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Y'z Dock v0.8.3

Checker on 6 Aug 2014
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Y'z Dock is a program launcher that looks like the dock in Mac OS X. To add icons, drag-and-drop a file from Explorer to the dock area. To delete icons, drag-and-drop the icon out of the dock. To remove a separator, press [Ctrl] plus drag-and-drop the separator out of the dock. Right-click on the dock gives you the context menu. Y'z Dock supports relative paths, though it does not automatically use relative paths when you add a file.

Note: This is a beta application that is no longer being developed by the author. The original language of the application is Japanese, but you are given a choice between English and Japanese when you first run the application.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch YzDock.exe.
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'Los on 2006-12-07 14:46

I use RKLauncher. I THINK it picks up where Y'z left off. It's still being developed as far as I know, but it hasn't been updated since I started using it a year ago. It supports relative paths too, but doesn't use them by default.

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