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Fretspace 1.3.1

Jeremy Hughes
 

We have just released Fretspace 1.3.1.

This fixes issues that affected Fretspace in Dark Mode: chart and box titles are drawn in black rather than white, and the appearance of toolbar icons has been improved.

This is a free update. If you bought Fretspace from the App Store, you can update from the App Store application. If you bought from us, you can download the latest version by clicking on the Try button on the Fretspace page of our website.


Re: Spread out scale over 10 frets

Jeremy Hughes
 

PS The nice thing about "diagonal" shapes is that they repeat the same finger/note pattern across string pairs - so if you learn the pattern for one pair of strings, you can repeat it on the next two pairs.

Jeremy


Re: Spread out scale over 10 frets

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi John,

What is happening is that when you add a note that already exists (on another string) Fretspace interprets the shape as an arpeggio rather than a scale (because of the duplicated note).

You can prevent this happening by entering the name manually. If you're starting out with an existing C Lydian Dominant shape:

1. Select the box name and copy it (Command-C)
2. Add a note (Fretspace will change the name at this point)
3. Select the box name and paste back the name you copied

After you have done this, Fretspace will no longer change the name. If you want to revert back to having the name be automatically chosen (when you have finished adding/removing notes) you can select the name a second time and delete it.

You might also find that selecting C Lydian Dominant in the scale finder and choosing "Diagonal" in the "Shape" popup gets you close to what you are looking for.

Jeremy


Spread out scale over 10 frets

jannone@...
 

Hi Jeremy,
Brilliant, brilliant project! Thank you so much for making this.
I just switched to 4ths tuning, and am re-learning all my scales etc...
So, what I'm trying to do is spread the scales out over 10 frets with the root in the middle of the E string.
This lets me see the shapes on the neck in a way that's pretty useful for me.
So, here's me trying this on one of my fave scales, the C Lydian Dominant:
http://www.giphy.com/gifs/XxlkLwM0bUKtfke06E
Maybe I'm doing something wrong or missing a setting, but it re-spells the whole thing as an arpeggio each time I add a note, and I can't switch it back to C Lydian Dom.
So I guess my Q is: is there a way to freeze the spelling so that when I add dots it doesn't try to interpret, and every D is just 2, E is 3, etc...?
Thanks!
John
http://jann.one/


Fretspace 1.3 is here!

Jeremy Hughes
 

We have just released Fretspace 1.3.

New in this version:

  1. The General section of the Preferences dialog contains a Left-Handed preference. When this is selected, Fretspace displays left-handed shapes (strings are reversed). 
  2. Boxes can be exported in PDF, PNG, or JPEG format.
  3. Charts can be exported in PDF format via an Export Chart... command.
  4. The Box section of the Inspector panel displays a Select Notes checkbox for scale/ arpeggio shapes. When this is selected, Fretspace displays a set of Notes buttons which allows you to select notes from within the scale. If you also choose Color Selected Notes in the Chart section of the Inspector panel, these notes will be colored red. This allows you to color notes other than the root note (e.g. flattened notes in Blues scales). 
  5. If you hold down the Shift key when choosing Shift Dots Left or Shift Dots Right (or clicking on the equivalent toolbar items) Fretspace will adjust the fret position so that the shape isn’t transposed to a different root. 
  6. Native support for M1 processors.
See the New Features appendix of the Fretspace User Guide (available from the Help menu) for more information, including cross-references to documentation.

This is a free update. If you bought Fretspace from the App Store, you can update from the App Store application. If you bought from us, you can download the latest version by clicking on the Try button on the Fretspace page of our website.

https://www.softpress.com/fretspace/

Jeremy

(Corrected version number: 1.3 not 1.0.3)


Re: Welcome to Fretspace Talk

Jeremy Hughes
 
Edited

On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 03:25 PM, Jeremy Hughes wrote:
PNG/JPEG export is definitely something that I'd like to add at some point.
Added in Fretspace 1.3!

Jeremy


Re: Welcome to Fretspace Talk

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Simon,

Thanks for your feedback!

PNG/JPEG export is definitely something that I'd like to add at some point.

Jeremy


Re: Welcome to Fretspace Talk

simonreyno@...
 

Hi Jeremy,

I just discovered and bought and am loving Fretspace so far!

Is there any chance you'll be adding File > Export as image (png or jpg) at any point? Instead of just export as pdf.

Or is there a reason you didn't include this?

I have a workaround with Automator but it would be a great feature to have 'baked in' to the app itself.

Thanks in advance. Respectfully,

Simon


Welcome to Fretspace Talk

Jeremy Hughes
 

Welcome to Fretspace Talk!

This is a place where you can ask questions or share feedback about Fretspace.

Jeremy

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