by Steve Eulberg
Have you ever wondered how to find a particular chord you are looking for? You might be familiar with a couple of fingerings for your favorite chords, but then there is that “weird” one that the music calls for and your musical chord theory is a bit rusty.
This one is for you! Tom Strothers has created this interactive webpage as tools to help mountain dulcimer players.
Diatonic Chord Wizard This page has an interactive Fret Finder Tool, below which is a tool to find the notes on the 7-note fretboard, and then once you choose the chord you are looking for and choose the Fret Finder, the possibility for finding the notes (by their fret numbers) shows up on the fret board. (This also includes the 6+ fret.)
Chromatic Chord Wizard This page is like the Diatonic one, but assumes a Chromatic fretboard (or 12-tone scale.) The functionality is the same.
One additional benefit for the Chromatic page is that it can be set up for 4 Equi-distant strings configuration which is popular for some players.
Well this is simply AWESOME!
Take this out for a spin and let us know what you think!