Tunes 3.00 enhances traditional guitar and
piano music theory with an entertaining new
audio/visual approach. Play songs on your
on-screen guitar or piano, computer speaker
or MIDI instrument. Step forward and backward
through songs for a more in depth study.
Display, print and edit hundreds of chord and
scale diagrams. Built-in sequencer and much
more. Fully functional and documented!
Shareware ($15) from Jeffrey R. Dmochowski. TUNES SHAREWARE for DOS
Introduction to Tunes
Thank you for downloading Tunes! Tunes opens up an
entirely new dimension to computer music and MIDI
enthusiasts. Tunes enhances traditional guitar and
keyboard music theory with an entertaining new
audio/visual approach on your IBM PC or PS/2.
Imagine having every note of a difficult guitar riff or
rhythm playing before your eyes using Tunes' on-screen
guitar! Or how about just stepping slowly through a
classical piano piece one note at a time, forward and
backward, for a more in-depth study. These are just a
few of the incredible new features found in Tunes
With an optional Roland MPU-401 interface, you can
create your own compositions using the software's
built-in 64 track sequencer. Since the program
supports standard MIDI files, you can share songs with
other programs that support this popular standard.
Tunes can also display and print any one of hundreds of
different chord and scale charts with just a click of
the mouse. You can even build your own reference
charts using the program's edit function.
Tunes' intuitive user interface coupled with context
sensitive help screens make it an incredibly easy
program to use!
An Interesting Bit of Tunes History
Over the past five years, I have enjoyed developing and
enhancing Tunes in my spare time into the program you
have now. While I have considered marketing Tunes
commercially, I believe that the costs involved add so
much to the price of the software while adding little
value for you, the end user. So I've decided to
distribute Tunes as shareware!
Whats the Catch?
There is none! I've provided the complete Tunes
software package including user manual for you to
enjoy. If you find Tunes to be of use to you, then I
encourage you to support its continued shareware
development by sending your completed registration form
along with a registration fee of $15. Registered users
receive technical support and choice of one of the
following bonus products, free!
1) Rock and Blues Guitar. The Rock and Blues Guitar
Course is an educational, multi-media approach to
guitar instruction designed to work with Tunes
software. Each lesson provides textual
instruction, an on-screen fretboard picture which
illustrates the details of the exercise such as
finger positions and an interactive example that
Tunes plays on your on-screen guitar and your MIDI
instrument (or computer speaker) just like a music
teacher! This three sided approach provides a
comprehensive and fun way for the musician to
advance at his or her own pace. While the course
is tailored to rock and blues guitar styles, many
of the general concepts will apply to other guitar
styles as well as the piano or keyboards.
2) Midi Explorer. This bonus product is a useful
utility for the electronic musician or MIDI
enthusiast! Have you ever wondered just exactly
what's inside your favorite standard MIDI files or
needed to make major modifications quickly and
easily? If so, Midi Explorer is your answer. The
program can convert all the MIDI values and events
in any standard MIDI file into an easily
understood text (ASCII) format which can be viewed
or modified using your favorite text editor.
After the file has been modified, Midi Explorer
can convert it back into a standard MIDI file!
You can even integrate your favorite editor with
Midi Explorer so that you never have to exit the
program in order to edit a text file.
3) Tunes Latest Version. Make sure you're using the
latest, feature-packed version of Tunes! Due to
the costs involved in uploading new versions of
Tunes to the many on-line services and computer
BBS's across the country, the most recent version
of Tunes tends to outpace the versions available
for downloading electronically. Choose this bonus
product to receive the most up-to-date version of
Tunes that's available!
Mail completed registration forms and U.S. funds only to:
P.O. Box 7405
Endicott, NY 13760
Tunes Technical Support
I enjoy keeping in touch with registered users of Tunes
and receiving your feedback on the program! Please use
the evaluation form, EVALUATE.PRT, to send me your
comments, ideas, opinions and problem reports. If
you're experiencing problems, try to include as much
detail as possible including type of computer, monitor,
printer, whether you're running under DOS, Windows or
OS/2 etc. You can also reach me via e-mail at [email protected]
on the America On Line system.
Installation of Tunes
Tunes includes an installation program which will
install Tunes to your fixed disk and customize
TUNES.PRO to match your computer system. Use the
following procedure to install Tunes from diskette:
1. Insert the Tunes diskette in drive A.
2. Type A:INSTALL A: C:\TUNES
If you have not used INSTALL to copy the Tunes files to
your fixed disk, make sure you are using the correct
TUNES.PRO. For computers with color monitors, copy
COLOR.PRO to TUNES.PRO. For computers with monochrome
monitors, copy MONO.PRO to TUNES.PRO.
Printing the Tunes User's Manual
The Tunes User's Manual, TUNES.PRT, is supplied as a
plain text (ASCII) file with this package. This text
file contains no special formatting codes or characters
and can be printed on most types of computer printers
using the DOS PRINT command. A professionally printed
and bound version of the Tunes User's Manual is
available for only $10 and offers high quality printing
and improved readability over the softcopy manual. To
order your copy of the Tunes User's Manual, use the
registration form, REGISTER.PRT, included with this
I have made the Tunes software available as shareware and
encourage you to freely copy and distribute Tunes according
to the following distribution provisions:
1) The Tunes package is shareware and it must be
listed/categorized as such in all distribution
advertisements and documents. The Tunes package
must not be categorized as public domain or
2) The Tunes package may not be sold or leased under
any circumstances. Shareware distributors may
charge a reasonable distribution fee for this
software. Distributors must not represent that
they are selling the software itself. Please
ensure that customers understand the difference
between a distribution fee and a registration fee.
3) The Tunes package consists of all files listed in
the PACKING.PRT file. If any files listed in
PACKING.PRT are missing or if PACKING.PRT is
missing, then the Tunes package is not complete
and may not be distributed. If the package is not
complete, please contact Jeff Dmochowski at the
address above to obtain the complete package.
Refer to the file ONLINE.PRT for a summary of all the necessary
information you will need when uploading or distributing this
product to other on-line services.
There are no warranties, express or implied regarding this
software and documentation, its quality, merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose. Consequently, this software
and documentation are made available solely on an as-is basis
to the user. In no event shall the author be liable for direct,
indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising
out of the use or inability to use this software and documentation.