I have a site where i talk a lot about guitar chords (theory, fingering, etc.). I'd like the ability for visitors to mouse over a chord and see the fingering (maybe even hear the correct notes too).

I can build each diagram by hand, but we're talking about several hundred chords.

I know that ultimate-guitar has this functionality, but it looks like it's proprietary. Does anyone know of any cheap or open source software....such that I upload all 500+ chords and have a image/sound that automatically pops up whenever someone mouses over it (on my site)? Some of the chords are a bit complex - like slash/ chords.


closed as off-topic by Dave, Tim H, Matthew Read Jan 25 '16 at 22:24

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    This seems to be a question on programming. I don't see a question about music or theory. – Neil Meyer Jan 25 '16 at 19:28
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    IMHO, it is at least arguably about music notation. However, ultimately it looks like a "shopping request" to me: point me to the thing that has these features. – Dave Jan 25 '16 at 20:20
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    Learn how to program. Almost any language will do, html5, php,java,JavaScript,ect. Usually it's a combination of these. But it's going to take a while to learn what you need to know to create a dynamic site. I've been a developer for 20 years and it would take me weeks to configure what you want to do. Css, db, ..... – mike628 Jan 26 '16 at 1:06
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    Why not contact the people who run Ultimate-Guitar.com and ask them about their technology and propose to them that you license its use from them for a fee. – user1044 Jan 26 '16 at 2:30
  • You might find the answers to this question useful. Many of the tools mentioned are scriptable. – luser droog Jan 26 '16 at 4:52