Jeremy Hughes

13 Nov 2017, 1:55 pm

[Fretspace] Fretspace 1.1 d1

We’ve just released a new version (1.1) of Fretspace, which you can download by clicking on the Try button at the top of the Softpress Fretspace page:

Fretspace now has Play buttons in the toolbar and in the chord and scale/arpeggio pickers, which allow you to hear what chords and scales sound like.

Other new features include:

  1. The Notes section of the Inspector panel displays the root note and degrees of the current chord, scale, or arpeggio, and allows you to change them using popup menus.

  2. A Strings popup in the chord picker replaces the previous Type popup. This includes a number of new options. If you choose Any from this popup, Fretspace will display shapes that are played on any combination of strings. These include almost every possible shape for a particular chord. 

  3. A Shape popup in the scale/arpeggio picker allows you to choose between standard box shapes, diagonal shapes, and 2/3/4-note-per-string shapes. 

  4. The scale/arpeggio picker includes additional Bebop scales. 

  5. The scale/arpeggio picker includes additional Blues scales. 

  6. The General section of the Preferences dialog contains a Mark Unplayed Strings preference. When this is selected, Fretspace draws a cross at the top of unplayed strings in chord boxes. 

  7. There is a Color Root Notes option in chord and scale pickers. 

  8. Charts can be copied, pasted, and duplicated. 

  9. Option-clicking in a scale/arpeggio box will add or remove matching notes in other octaves of a scale or arpeggio.