Learn the location of notes on the fretboard of a guitar or other stringed instrument.
Supports a variety of standard and alternate string tunings: guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, mandolin.
Training mode allows to focus learning on particular parts of the fretboard, and even focus on individual strings.
Game mode provides a fun way to make progress. Work your way through levels of increasing difficulty!
Train your ear at the same time as you improve your working knowledge of the instrument.
Display notes as letters (A, B, C...) or solfege syllables (Do, Re, Mi...).
Left-handed and right-handed neck types.
Tune your instrument with your cell phone. Open string tones can be produced for any of the supported tunings!
Dynamic user interface that works on a wide variety of mobile devices.
Support for pointer input (stylus, touch screen, etc).
Available in many languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Finnish, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Catalan, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Turkish, Dutch, Chinese, Hindi and Hebrew. Volunteers needed! Contribute a translation in another language and earn free downloads!
How does it work?
It's very simple: you are presented with a random note on the fretboard, and are offered a variety of 9 choices for the correct answer. Just hit the key corresponding to the correct choice to score a hit!
As your score gets better and you manage to identify notes faster across the entire fretboard, your working knowledge of your instrument increases!
Why would I want this ?
You would be amazed to know how many experienced guitarists have such a reduced knowledge of their instrument. Most people tend to confine their learning to tablature, and the shapes of certain chords and scales. More often than not, they have no idea what notes they are actually hitting!
If you want to take your playing to the next level, then Guitar Trainer is for you. You will gain a whole new understanding of the music theory behind the fretboard of your instrument! This will allow you to, among other things :
Be able to play from sheet music more easily. Say good-bye to these amateurish tabs!
Understand and learn chords and scales much faster!
Transcribe your playing to music easily!
Open up new horizons for improvisation and interacting with other musicians!
Gain increased confidence in your playing as your understanding of your instrument gets more complete!
Apply real music theory to your instrument, which is invaluable when composing songs.
Why waste time while waiting in line, or on the bus, when you could be perfecting your knowledge of your favorite instrument, right from your phone? This mobile application is a MUST HAVE for the serious musician!
By the time you reach the last level of the game, your brain will have been trained to the point that you will be able to identify any note on the fretboard in a split second, on the instrument and in the string tuning of your choice!
A mobile device with a Java virtual machine supporting CLDC 1.1 and MIDP 2.0. BlackBerry smartphones are supported. Click here for help getting Java support on Windows Mobile devices. Most devices on which you can play games will work.Check the details of your phone on mobref.com
Internet access if downloading the game over the air.
About 118KB of storage for the application, 1KB for user data.
Basic knowledge of fretted instruments and a will to take it to the next level!