So, what is going on here?
Well, nothing really new here, it's just another guitar (and similar instruments) note/chord/scales finder.
Isn't everyting too small?
You can use CTRL++ or equivalent, as in every web page. Pinch to zoom (in or out) on mobile
So why should I use this? Is this better than the others on the web?
This one is intended to be different.
Ok, can you explain what makes this one different?
Let's try. There are a couple of feature that makes cHiTML interesting, at least in my intentions.
First of all there is no interation with server.
After you get the page no more http interaction are involved. Everything run on your browser.
More: all you see here is done by a single file, an HTML5 one. It includes markup, styles, and scripting. Well, without going too deep, this means that you can get the source of this page, save on yor desktop and run it without a webserver o whatever. You just need the internet for a few script to be downloaded (jquery and some plugin). Once they are cached you shouldn't have the need to be on-line.
No images are involved, nor any other media or whatever.
But, if I have the source of this page on my computer I can hack it, isn't it?
major: [2,2,1,2,2,2,1], ... minor_pentatonic: [3,2,2,3,2], ...
The name needs to have no spaces (use the '_'), and number represent semitones between the notes that are in the scale. Period.
If you download the source for using it locally you may want to remove the content of the <body> element in order to not use my google analytics script and tweet about the hashtag #cHiTML and this faqs, but is not required.
What about the address I see under the fretboard?
Thanks for the question! That is feature that makes cHiTML unique (as far as I know). That is the url you can publish on socials networks, or send by email, or put in you bookmark, or whatever, of what you produced with cHiTML. Whoever get the url will see what you designed, be it a chord or a scale.
Let me show a couple of examples: this is a three octave A minor scale, while this is a C chord in open position, and this is the complete fretboard in all 4ths tuning.
Well, it was a couple before I decided to add the third example.
Is there more?
Well, yes, although it is supposed to be quite intuitive, at least by experimenting with the interface.
Anyway, you can obviously choose the root note of the scale, choose the scale from the drop-down list or you can choose which single notes should stay in your scale or chord. You can set the tuning, you can choose if you want to see all black notes (root will be red) or coloured by their function in the scale. Then you can restrict the number of fret you want to concentrate on, and finally -at the moment of writing- you can turn on and off the notes of the choosen scale on the fretboard, both inside or outside the frets you decided to restrict visually.
Hey, I found a bug / that scale is not correct / I want to get in touch / can I help / can I buy / anything else ...
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What cHiTML means?
It is more or less a portmanteau for "chitarra" (italian for guitar) and "html". This also explains why those capitals letters