A basic program aimed at helping guitarists expand their repertoire of chords and scales, this download suffers from interface inconveniences that undermine its overall appeal.
Guitar Alchemist offers undeniably useful information, with chord charts and fingerings matched with scales and modes. However, lists of chords and the chord tablature itself are displayed in resolution poor enough to make them look like a bad printout. A “detailed” button simply provides a message saying the feature is disabled in the free version.
We were initially a bit confused by the way scales are presented on the fret board, although practice with the program likely would ease this concern. On the whole, Guitar Alchemist Free could be a useful aid to guitar students, though many users may want to look for something with a more appealing interface.