Welcome to BuildTheMusic.com's online tools resource page.
Here you will find an assorted array of downloadable and flash designed tools.
We have programs ranging from an online tuner, metronome, and drum machine to chord & scale diagrams.
All the software presented in this section is 100% freeware. No need to worry about demos or expiring trial offers.
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(Tu)ner (Me)tronome (Drum) Loops (4392 Views)
TuMeDrum is an easy to use flash application that features a fully functional chromatic tuner, metronome, and drum loop sampler. TuMeDrum allows you to save up to 3 different loops of varying styles.
Basic Chords (2807 Views)
Basic Guitar Chords is a flash application that illustrates how to make most basic chords in the open position. Simple, effective, and easy-to-use user interface.
Chord Dictionary (3802 Views)
This flash application will give you a fretboard look at major, minor, and dominant 7th chords for every natural key. The application also shows you three different shapes of each chord going down the neck as well as playback to hear the chords.
Drum Machine (2581 Views)
Drum Machine is a really cool flash application that lets you tab out a drum pattern to play using the visual kit interface. Drum Machine also allows for looping and tempo control of your patterns playback.
Ear Training (Note Pair) (32 Views)
Note Pair is a flash game where you try to find two matching tones. This flash game builds and strengthens your pitch identification.
Ear Training (Note Teacher) (30 Views)
Note Teacher is a flash application that teaches you to identify notes by their pitch as well as their location on the music staff.
Ear Training (Pitch & Note ID) (1149 Views)
Pitch & Note ID is a simple flash application game where you match tones to note names and vice versa. This application will help develop your pitch and allow you to quickly identify notes.
Fretboard Note Chart (32767 Views)
This flash application gives you a visual look at any and all notes in every position as they occur along the fretboard.
Guitar Music Machine (2639 Views)
This flash application is a simple way of creating basic guitar patterns to be played back. It features notes starting from the open position up to the 5th fret. It also has the ability to loop the pattern.
Guitar Scale Diagram Generator (7272 Views)
Guitar Scale Diagram Generator is a flash application that gives you a visual look at how scales are organized on the fretboard. The application contains diagrams for major, minor, pentatonic major, pentatonic minor, and harmonic minor scales in every natural key. It also colors root, 3rd, and 5th notes differently. Great application for learning and memorizing scale shapes and patterns.
Guitar Tuner (3711 Views)
This flash application is a quick and simple fix to tuning 6-string guitars. Just click any string to listen.
Metronome (2383 Views)
This flash application is a fully functional metronome with speeds from 40 - 208 bpm. It features 3 styles and utilizes the subtle click like hardware metronomes. It even includes a pitch reference to A440.
Piano/Guitar/Drum Machine (2544 Views)
Piano/Guitar/Drum Machine is exactly what it says it is. Create piano, guitar, or drum loops from within one online flash application. The application allows you to control the tempo of the pattern as well as the note duration. You can even loop your patterns.

Downloadable Tools
Advanced FretPro Guitar Chords & Scales Trainer v2.0 (4810 Views)
Advanced FretPro the Free guitar fretboard training software. Advanced FretPro also contains a huge library of scales and chords which are displayed on a graphical fretboard showing not only the position but also the notes that are used in the scale or chord. The program features a game mode where you are presented with a fretboard and have to correctly name the highlighted fret positions. You can choose which frets and strings to test.
Chord Machine 2.0 Loop Station (2498 Views)
This standalone program allows you to build your own chord progressions. It features all the chord types in every key, 4/4, 2/4, 3/8, and 6/8 time signatures, as well as a built-in tuner. You have even save your progressions as demos for future jams.
Chord Progression Player v3.0 (2428 Views)
Paste any chord progression into the field using any standard notations such as Am7, Csus2, V7 etc, and play it immediately. Set a rhythm, add a count in, repeated sections, and flow directions such as DsAlFine. Vary the tempo as it plays. Play chords, broken chords or figurations. Chord inversions etc also supported.
Guitar & Drum Trainer v4.0 (985 Views)
Slow down music in 18+ file formats to learn guitar and drums. Big buttons and space bar repeat help to easily work with the Guitar and Drum Trainer while playing your guitar, drums or other instrument. Play from 50% to 200% normal speed. File formats you can play include AIF, AIFC, AIFF, ASF, AU, AVI, M1V, MP2, MP3, MPA, MPE, MPEG, MPG, SND, WAV, WM, WMA, and WMV files.
Guitar Alchemist v1.21 (2166 Views)
Easily find which chords to play over a given scale and vice-versa, visualize scale patterns both on the fingerboard and on the staff. Great functionalities that make Guitar Alchemist much more than a simple chord dictionary.
Guitar Chords Help System 2007.11.12 (980 Views)
More than 600 chord tabs, 37 chord types, 1122 chord letter-and-numeric names. Useful for beginners and advanced guitarist.
Guitar Fretboard Slide Rule (32767 Views)
This project illustrates scales and arpeggios for 6-string guitars, 4-string basses, 5-string basses, and 7-string guitars. Exotic scales and all other 12-tone based scale formulas are included in the scale appendix. The capo indicator and fingering guide are the most recent additions to the program - which may be useful in learning obscured open positions.
Guitar Guru (2281 Views)
Guitar Guru provides interactive song sessions designed to help you learn guitar and teach you how to play your favorite songs. The song-based learning software complements guitar tablature by providing additional, detailed instructions that guitar tab alone is unable to provide.
Guitar Tuning Fork (1448 Views)
A simple elegant program to help you tune your guitar. Features sound bytes for each string including a 440 pitch reference.
leafDrums v2.33 (1520 Views)
You can easily put together a drum pattern using sounds from standard .wav or .ogg audio files (a basic set of drum sounds is included). Audio effects like distortion allow you to customise the sounds. The user interface was designed from scratch to be as simple and clear as possible. Everything you need is directly visible on the two program screens; nothing is hidden in menus or dialogs.
Midi Tab Player Fan v1.1 (1575 Views)
Midi Tab Player is guitar player's companion software that loads Midi files, displays the finger positions while playing the guitar sound and the accompaniment. It offers convenient practice features such as tempo change, step play, loop practice and sound mute. Midi Tab Player finds the optimal fingering positions using Axontone(TM) a sophisticated transcription algorithm.
Mini Tuner (105 Views)
MiniTuner is a lightweight standalone application for tuning your instrument. Features graphic display band for easy and quick tuning, chromatic tuning style, and calibration mechanism. MiniTuner even allows you to create your own saved tunings.
PitchPerfect Guitar Tuner v1.01 (916 Views)
PitchPerfect is a highly accurate professional guitar tuner with a very simple to use interface. PitchPerfect eliminates the need to tune an instrument to some kind of conventional tuning. Instead, PitchPerfect can automatically detect whatever note you are playing. This means you are not constrained by standard tunings, or even well known alternative tunings. You can simply tune your strings quickly and easily to any note you want!
Power Tab v1.7 (2002 Views)
Power Tab Editor is a tablature authoring tool for the Windows operating system. It is intended to be used to create guitar sheet music, more commonly known to musicians as guitar tablature and bass tablature. (aka guitar tab/bass tab). The program provides the most commonly used symbols in tablature, including chord names, chord diagrams, rhythm slashes, bends, slides, hammer-ons/pull-offs, harmonics and palm muting.