Free Tech Tools for Songwriters

Here’s a quick list of free tech tools that can help with the various stages of songwriting: lyrics, creativity, recording, production, etc. I’ll post again with more tools that are either free, cheap or well worth the cost.

8notes.com has a free interactive online guitar tunerhttp://www.8notes.com/guitar_tuner
Use this tuner online or download it to your computer. Available in both Mac and PC versions.
http://www.gieson.com/Library/projects/utilities/tuner/

Freemind is a “mind mapping” tool, available for Mac, Windows and Linux. http://sourceforge.net/project/show…p?group_id=7118

Check out Scott Ainslie’s site for one of the best, easy to understand explanations of playing in non-standard tunings that I’ve heard. Free downloads of pdfs including Sacred Geometry of Open Tunings, Music Theory for Guitarists, Sacred Geometry of Standard Tuning and more.
http://cattailmusic.com/ForGuitarPlayers/players.htm

Free recording software
This web site states: “Turn your computer into a complete recording studio – for nothing. Amazingly, some very good recording software is available for free. We have hand-picked the best free recording software for you.”
http://www.thegaragedoor.com/home/free.html

http://thesaurus.reference.com An online dictionary and thesaurus, plus language resources and more.
http://dictionary.reference.com/tools/ Free software tools that work with dictionary.com and thesaurus.com
http://rhymezone.com An online rhyming dictionary. Here’s another one: www.rhymer.com

ChordPhobia for Mac OS X http://www.majorthird.com/ Learn about chords, listen to chords, learn to identify chords by ear.

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4 Responses to “Free Tech Tools for Songwriters”

  1. Corinne C. Says:

    Thanks for the site info!

  2. Scott Ainslie Says:

    I just stumbled across your link to our site and wanted to thank you for the kind words and the referral. I am continuing to put up other pdf documents as I get them sorted and created. It is a kindness to me and to your visitors to compile these resources for them.

    Thank you,

    s.

  3. sandy Says:

    Very useful info,thanks,at least I can now get started!!!!!!!!!

  4. lessonsthatrock Says:

    Check out this free online guitar tuner as well:
    http://www.lessonsthatrock.com/tools/online-guitar-tuner.html

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