Musician Training Center for the Mac
Download the MTC installer for the Mac:
and read the following for correct installation:
Like the Windows version, MTC for Mac
now includes all the musical training programs
• Absolute Fretboard Trainer (AFT)
• Guitar & Bass Ear Trainer (GBET)
• Guitar Scales Method (GSM)
• 100 Chords Method (HCM)
• Guitar Speed Trainer (GST)
If you bought any of these programs in the past, you
can now use them on the Mac through MTC, at no extra cost.
We sell all our courses with the promise of
"buy once, use forever".
When you create a free MTC online account,
we connect it with the license of all the
above programs that you bought.
Then, when you install MTC on the Mac
(and/or on Windows, of course)
the program will automatically download
and install the full version of all
the programs that you own.
Here are all the steps for running the
Musician Training Center and
all the legacy courses on the Mac:
Step 1 - MTC account:
If you don't have an MTC online account yet,
create it here now. (It's free)
If you bought any courses
(AFT, GBET, HCM, GSM, or GST)
using the same email address
of your MTC account,
then the license of those courses
will be connected automatically to it.
Otherwise, if you bought any of those courses
with a different email address,
then you should write us at
and we'll fix it for you.
Include the ID of your MTC account
and all the info you have from your
Step 2 - Install MTC Download the installation file:
a then double-click on it to open it in Finder:
Then drag-and-drop the "Musician Training Center" icon
onto the "Applications" icon, and wait a few moments while
your computer copies all the files and installs MTC in
your Applications folder.
Then you can run the "Musician Training Center"
from the Applications folder:
Note: When you run MTC for the first time after
installation, please be patient for a few seconds
while the program completes some final installation tasks.
That only happens the first time, afterwards MTC will
start about as fast as other programs.
Step 3 - Login into MTC with your account:
When the program first opens, use the
ID and password from your MTC account to
login, as in the above image.
(You can also run MTC unregistered,
without an account, but then several
useful functions as well as all
your purchased material will not
After entering the program (either
with your account ID or as an unregistered
user) you'll see the "home page" of
the program and its main menu:
courses, legacy courses, tutorials, etc.
For example, in this image you can
see the menu is open at the "Legacy courses"
and the user owns 2 two of them
(AFT Professional and 100 Chords Method Professional):
Then I recommend that you go to
Tutorials and open "Getting Started",
to get a quick overview of how to use
MTC's training tools to your maximum
After that, you can explore the various
courses available, such as the newly
released "Improvisation By Degrees",
and so on.
Step 4 - Sync:
The "Sync" button in the home page of MTC
keeps the training data on your computer in sync
with your online account.
In that way, if you use multiple computers,
or if you change computer, or just for backup
purposes, clicking on Sync downloads
the latest version of everything on your
computer (including the full version of
your purchased courses) and uploads to
your MTC account a copy of your training data,
the drills you create, etc. so that
they will remain always available to
you at any computer where you can install
Support & FAQ
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you
have any questions, at any time.
Here are also the answers to
a few common questions:
Q: Years ago I bought some courses
(AFT, GBET, GSM, HCM, GST), but I don't have
them anymore. How do I get them back?
Install MTC and create an MTC account if you
don't have one yet.
Then write to email@example.com
with everything you can remember
from those old purchases. We'll find your orders,
connect them to your MTC account, and
you'll get everything back.
Q: Where do I see which premium
modules and legacy courses I own?
Look in Control Panel / Premium Modules
for all the details.
The "Legacy courses" section of MTC
also shows which full courses are installed
-- you'll see them listed as
either "Professional" version
or "Free trial" version.
Q: This program looks different from
other Mac programs - why?
A: MTC (and all the legacy courses before it)
was developed as a Windows program, and even
this Mac version is actually a Windows program
packaged inside a special "wrapper" that
converts it into a Mac (OS X) application.
Because of that, different components,
buttons, etc. look different
(usually much uglier)
than those in your native
Mac programs. For the same reason,
the behavior of some of those
menus, lists, check-boxes, etc.
may be slightly different from what
you're used to on the Mac.
We will gradually replace these
components with better looking ones
in future versions of MTC. You can
also let us know if you notice any
defects or annoying behaviors
in the program, and we'll to our best
to correct it.
Q: How do I upgrade to new versions?
A: You can look in the Control Panel /
System to see if a new version is available,
and upgrade to it with a single click.
All upgrades, including all purchased
courses, are free.
Q: Can I use my MTC account on multiple computers?
A: Yes, that's what it's for!
You can install MTC on all the computers
you want (Mac or Windows) and login with your MTC
account to have all your
standard and premium modules (courses you bought,
legacy programs, etc.) always available to you.
Q: I'd like to run other Windows
program on my Mac, like you did with MTC.
How do I do that?
1. Mike at
has created the software that we used to package MTC for the Mac.
Especially if you have some technical skills,
his system may be all you need, (and it's also free).
2. The good folks at codeweavers.com
sell a reasonably priced program called CrossOver, that essentially does the
same as the above, with more user-friendly features and support for
the average user.
For more info on the underlying technology, start