How to use
The Instrument Translator translates the fingering from one instrument or tuning to another instrument or tuning. Which instruments and tunings are used is defined in the settings. The settings are divided into three parts.
- The first part defines the instrument to enter the fingering. You can use the piano or a stringed instrument and one of its tunings
- The second part defines the instrument on which you would like to see the translated fingering. You can select the piano or a stringed instrument and one of its tunings
- The third part allows you to define which chord names are being considered by the reverse chord finder. The name of the chord is relevant for coloring the notes according to the color scheme.
- Slash chords
- Chord inversions
- Incomplete chords. When enabled, chords whose notes have not been entered completely are also listed
- Allow rootless chords. When enabled, chords are regarded as complete, even if the root note is dropped. It will make it easier to play a chord, as you have to play one note less. Some chords are just possible as rootless chords on instruments with few strings like a Cigar Box Guitar or a Ukulele. You can easily use rootless chords if you’re playing in a band, as often the bass player will play the root note. Or use it, if you like the ‘jazzy’ sound of rootless chords (see more: https://www.thejazzpianosite.com/jazz-piano-lessons/jazz-chord-voicings/rootless-voicings)
Enter the fingering in the upper instrument and receive the corresponding fingering in the lower instrument.
Each time you enter a note on the upper instrument, the reverse chord finder determines the chords resulting from the notes entered. Your configuration in the settings determines which chords are considered. The names of the chords are sorted according to their length so that you probably get the simplest names first.
The first chord is selected by default and its possible fingerings are presented in the chord diagram gallery below. You can select any chord to get the corresponding chord diagrams.
The coloring of the notes of the input and output instruments depends on the selected chord and the color scheme. To get the colored note names also for the piano, enable the corresponding piano setting.