Before I "reinvent" the wheel, I have a need for a chord player program for a standard Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 desktop PC. I'll get to the preferred specification in a moment, but please first look at this mock-up I've made:http://www.littletyke.myzen.co.uk/mock-up.jpg
Right, so the idea is as follows:
User (e.g. me) plays a note on the keyboard by clicking with the mouse.
The corresponding note appears on the staff.
The next note builds a chord with the first. The mock-up shows a chord comprising four notes.
Each time a new note is added to the staff, it sounds (e.g. through MIDI) so that user has audible confirmation.
To hear the whole chord, click the requisite button. The chord must play immediately. If the chord is changed (see below), the new chord must also be heard immediately the button is clicked. Thus, I place a few notes on to the staff, click Play Chord, modify the chord, click again, and so on and through a process of trial and error I arrive at the chord I'm trying to match when listening to a recording.
To change the chord, highlight (with the mouse) one of the notes and drag/drop it to a different staff line. Again, the note is sounded each time it is repositioned. Alternatively, the whole chord is re-sounded each time a note is repositioned.
Notes should be removable, e.g. highlight note and press Delete button on PC keyboard.
Now, the big question
is: Has something like this already been produced? I have the various components from my Tunefinder program and other programs to create this new one, but we're talking about weeks of programming here, as it's not a trivial task.