The Guitar Chord Learning System Western Washington University Microcomputer-Based Design Project Calvin A. Sessions Introduction What is the Guitar Chord Learning System? A solution for teaching basic chord positioning techniques utilizing a guitar fretboard with embedded LEDs.
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Western Washington University
Microcomputer-Based Design Project
Calvin A. Sessions
What is the Guitar Chord Learning System?
A solution for teaching basic chord positioning techniques utilizing a guitar fretboard with embedded LEDs.
Chord Progression sequence of a song is transferred to GCLC from a Computer terminal Program
CHANNEL 1: Am C G
NEXT CHORDS IN PROGRESSION
Establish all GCLS device connections. Connect serial output to PC.
Open a terminal emulator, such as Hyper Terminal. Power GCLS Unit.
The Terminal Program Startup Menu will appear
Selections 1 – 3 allow the user to view and edit each GCLS Channel containing Chord Progression Sequences. To Edit a Channel, press ‘Y’ or ‘y’
The GCLS allows the user to enter up to 100 chords per Channel.
When all chords are entered, the Terminal Program returns to the View Channel Prompt
Press ‘N’ or ‘n’ to return to the Terminal Program Startup Menu.
You now have the options of editing the other channels, erasing Chord Sequence Channel Content, or terminating the program.
Once you have successfully programmed the GCLS
Unit, Each channel selection can is governed by the
3 Metal Push Button Switches on the GCLS Foot pedal.
The Large Pedal single steps through each Chord
.GCLS Unit LCD Chord Sequence Display:
.Embedded LED Fretboard Display: