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♯Sharp Instructions

Note: Click on a number in the image to see it´s description.

1.- Profiles Menu

In this menu you will find your saved Profiles. Click a Profile to retrieve your preferences for a given instrument and use them in the current practice.

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2.- Profile Controls

Add new Profile or edit the selected Profile. You have to be a registered user to use this.

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3.- ♯noteHound Activate/Deactivate

This 'led' indicator turns ♯noteHound tracking on or off. Turn it on to let ♯Sharp track your results for each individual position in the fretboard, so you know exactly what notes are more challenging to you. See a complete ♯noteHound description here. Available to Allegro Members only.

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4.- Frets Quick Set

Click on the title to open a menu with common fret activation options for faster configuration of your work area. Since this setting effectively filters out all the positions of the inactive frets, make sure to leave enough open positions for you to work with after all the filters are applied.

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5.- Filter Positions by ♯Sharp Score

This is where ♯Sharp uses the data saved in your ♯noteHound enabled sessions to filter the fingerboard positions by the score you have historically obtained in each one of them. You can direct ♯Sharp to filter out the best learned positions to focus only on the worst performers during the current session, thus power charging your session for maximum gain. This filter works together with the Notes filter, so make sure to leave enough open positions on the fretboard after the filters are applied. Available to Allegro Members only.

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6.- Filter Positions by Note Type

Here you can filter out fingerboard positions to work only on natural or altered notes. Alternatively you could select 'Scale' to open up boxes 7 and 8 so you can specify the actual scale you want to work with. This filter works together with the ♯Score filter, so make sure to leave enough open positions on the fretboard after the filters are applied.

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7.- Scale Tone Selector

If you select the 'Scale' option on the Notes Selector (box number 6), this box becomes available so you can specify a tone for the scale you want to work with. You will also need to specify a type of scale in box number 8, and ♯Sharp will filter out the positions on the fretboard that are not from this scale. This filter works together with the ♯Score filter, so make sure to leave enough open positions on the fretboard after the filters are applied.

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8.- Scale Type Selector

Along with the Scale Tone Selector this box is used to specify the type of scale you want to work with in your practice. Once selected, ♯Sharp filters out the notes that don´t belong to the scale. This filter works together with the ♯Score filter, so make sure to leave enough open positions on the fretboard after the filters are applied.

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9.- Notation Type Selector

Select the type of notation you want to use throughout the application, that is English as in A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or Latin, as in Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si.

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10.- Sounds Selector

Choose from a variety of sounds for your virtual instrument.

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11.- Volume Slider

Increases or decreases the volume as you slide up or down. It works together with your system´s sound, so make sure you have enough volume on your system speakers.

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12.- Strings Quick Set

Click to display a selector with common active strings settings, so you can configure your working positions quickly. Since this setting effectively filters out all the positions of the inactive strings, make sure to leave enough open positions for you to work with after all the filters are applied.

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13.- Tuning Quick Set

Click the link to display an array of common instrument tunings to choose from for your current session.

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14.- String Tuning

If you need to change the tuning for each individual string, just click on the box to the left of the string and pick the note for it.

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15.- Start Button

Once your working area is all set, you are ready to start to practice by clicking on this button. Don´t forget to turn ♯noteHound on if you want to record this practice´s scores in the Database. The button´s icon will change to [■] and, until it´s pressed again, ♯Sharp will pick notes out of the available positions for you to guess their name. The faster you guess the right note, the better your score.

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16.- Message Box

This is where ♯Sharp displays messages to keep you informed of how your practice goes.

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17.- Score Box

This box shows the results you have obtained in the current practice.

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18.- String Activate/Deactivate

This 'led' buttons allow you to activate or deactivate each individual string. Since this setting effectively filters out all the positions of the inactive strings, make sure to leave enough open positions for you to work with after all the filters are applied.

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19.- Generated Note

After the Start button is pressed, ♯Sharp will randomly select a position out of the available ones, and you have to guess the name of the note it represents. The generated note will display as a red dot and will be replaced by a new note once you have answered. This process stops when you press the [■] button.

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20.- Fret Activate/Deactivate

This 'led' buttons allow you to activate or deactivate each individual fret. Since this setting effectively filters out all the positions of the inactive frets, make sure to leave enough open positions for you to work with after all the filters are applied.

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21.- Instrument Fretboard

A representation of the selected instrument´s fingerboard.

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22.- Show/Hide ♯Sharp Scores

When you click this link, a map showing the ♯Scores for each individual fingerboard position is shown, so you can see at a glance the status of your knowledge of the board. The less learned notes will be shown in red, the intermediate will be colored in yellow, and the best learned notes will show a green square. This is the same information that ♯Sharp uses when you select the ♯Score filter. See ♯noteHound for further details. Available only for Allegro members.

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23.- Answer Note Buttons

Use these buttons to guess the note generated by ♯Sharp. Click it as fast as you can for better scores.

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24.- Activate/Deactivate Note Hinting

When clicked, this link will toggle the visibility of the note buttons whose notes are actually active. For example, if you select 'altered' on the Notes box (box No. 6), and this setting´s toggle is turned on, the buttons of the 'natural' notes will not be visible. This works as a 'hint' since you are only shown the buttons of the notes that are actually possible to be right. It works also with the 'Scale' setting, showing you only the buttons of the notes that make up that specific scale.

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25.- Basic Instructions Button

Click it for a basic set of directions to the usage of ♯Sharp.

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26.- Attempts Count

Displays the count of the notes that have been generated for the current session.

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27.- Hits Count

Displays the count of correct guesses for the current session.

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28.- Precision Index

Shows the precision ratio for this session calculated as the number of hits, divided by the number of attempts.

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29.- Last Note Speed

Shows your response speed in seconds for the last generated note.

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30.- texto?

Shows your average speed response in seconds for every attempt on this session.

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31.- Points Earned Last Note

Shows how many points where earned on the last attempt.

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32.- Points Earned Average

Displays the arithmetic average of the points obtained for every attempt in this session.

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33.- ♯Sharp Score

This is a compensated score that balances the points against the number of open positions on the fretboard, and calculates an average. It´s ment to be a single mesurement that is comparable across users with few or many sessions. This is the score used by ♯Sharp to set the ♯Score filter on box 5, and is also the score published in ♯noteHound´s Best Scores.

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