What is the payment method?
Guitar Notes accepts Credit Card Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and PayPal.
Why should I buy Guitar Notes rather than another product?
There are plenty of software applications around that claim to help you to learn the locations of notes on the fretboard. However, they believe that there’s a lot more to understanding the guitar fretboard than simply being able to quickly find a note on a given string. In fact, it is usually much more important to be able to find intervals, scales, and chords from a given root, particularly when improvising. Of course, learning the fretboard notes is important, and Guitar Notes teaches a number of techniques to help you achieve this - techniques that build up your knowledge logically, rather than relying purely on repetitive memorization. But whilst most other software fretboard tutors stop there, for Guitar Notes this is only the beginning and sets the foundation for a complete course in understanding the guitar fretboard and the musical theory behind scales, arpeggios, and chords as applied to the guitar.
Do I really need to learn this stuff? Isn’t theory kind of boring?
Yes, of course, theory is boring! That’s why I created Guitar Notes, to make learning guitar fretboard theory as easy, painless and even fun as it possibly can be.
As to whether you need to learn it, you need to ask yourself how good a guitarist you want to be. I’d be the first to admit that you can play some pretty cool sounding solos knowing only a couple of scale patterns, but as you advance you’ll quickly find yourself stuck in a rut as you can only create the same old boring sounds and get stuck in one part of the fretboard whenever you need to improvise over a chord. And do you really want to have to reach for that chord dictionary every time a song sheet includes a chord that you’re not familiar with?
The point is, however simple or complicated the styles of music you want to play, having a thorough grasp of fretboard theory gives you options. Whether you choose to use them is up to you, but how will you ever know if using a Phrygian mode would sound good in a particular song if you don’t know what a Phrygian mode is? And how can you make your blues solo build-up to screaming high register notes if you can only play the blues scale in the lower part of the fretboard? True creativity comes from having all of the options available for you to choose from, and you can only achieve this by gaining a thorough understanding of the musical theory behind the guitar fretboard.
I don’t have a MIDI synthesizer. Can I still use MIDI playback?
Almost certainly. Microsoft has been supplying a software synthesizer with Windows for many years called the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth, and this works perfectly for MIDI playback from Guitar Notes.
Note that if you want to use another synthesizer you may need to switch it to General MIDI mode to use it with Guitar Notes if this is not it’s the default configuration.