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1) What are the system requirements for this program?
We developed this program on an XP machine and tested with succes on MS Windows 98, MS Windows 2000 and MS Windows XP. Furthermore you need approx. 1.5 MB free space on your Hard Drive, a mouse and your screen resolution should be at least 800x600. The use of a MIDI-cable to connect your keyboard to your PC is recommended, but not required. If using a MIDI-cable, please download our MIDI-Checker first to verify if our software will work with your PC and keyboard.
 
2) Does the software run on a Macintosh?
The software only works on PC's with Microsoft Windows on it. Unfortunately for other people, we are not planning to develop any versions for other Operating Systems.
 
3) When I play a correct chord I sometimes see double flat or double sharp notes. What does that mean?
Because chords consist of intervals and those intervals need to follow certain rules. Although it is not wrong for example to name a note E in stead of F flat, or to notate it as an E in stead of F flat, but theoretically it's better not to.
For example, the C chord consists of the notes C, E and G. When you want to create a different kind of C chord, like the C minor, C diminished or C augmented, you need to use the same note names or general interval names as the major C chord. Those chords in root position are always 2 thirds stacked on top of each other.

So for the C augmented chord, which consists of 2 major thirds stacked on top of each other, you should not call the G sharp an A flat, because then it wouldn't be a major third anymore, but a diminished fourth. This not only counts for the underlying triads, but also for the extended chord notes. Seventh chords in root position need to have the extended note a seventh above the root.
The C7 chord for example consists of C, E, G and B flat. If you call the B flat (or notate it) as an A sharp, it's not a seventh anymore, but an augmented sixth. These rules make chords pretty straight forward and easy to read if they're notated well.
 
4) The software doesn't give me correct feedback(, but I know I'm right)!
The way our software interprets MIDI-messages works for most USB/MIDI-keyboards. If our software doesn't work for you, it probably means we'd have to update our software. Download and run our MIDI-Checker from our website and follow instructions. When we receive your feedback, we will make changes as soon as possible.
 

 
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