Great app for learning the fretboard! It tests you both by showing you a note and having you find it on the fretboard and by showing you a fretted string and asking you what note it is. It's not without flaws, though. As you play, the timer gets shorter to force you to speed up, but that's also the only time it introduces notes higher up the fretboard, so you never get a chance to learn those notes at a relaxed pace. (I just realized you can change this behavior in the options, and start the game using notes all over the fretboard. Awesome!) Also the inclusion of flats and a left handed mode would be great. Still an awesome learning tool, though.
I've tried every fretboard app, and this is the only one I've paid for. The controls are all easy to find. It starts simple and increases at a reasonable pace — and also has expert mode so experienced players can jump right in to the notes they need. There are two ways to find notes which keeps it from getting boring. I feel like I've learned the fretboard better in just 15 minutes. And the "reaction time" heatmap is a huge bonus. The only thing I would change is: give us flats too. Don't change the positions, just the note names.
Best fretboard app I've used. What seems like a very clever algorithm combined with intuitive controls has seen me make great progress using this app. I was surprised at how much unlocking guitars with high scores kept me coming back and stopped the boredom and frustration that I previously thought was synonymous with these fretboard apps. The Reaction Times add-on is well worth the small fee to get it; I've found the insight it gives into where to concentrate on invaluable. The only thing I would add is the option to practice flats instead of just sharps, but overall a great app. Well worth a download.
Great stuff Very cool app! I can't believe I have finally memorized most of the fretboard (up to 8th fret) and it's been just 2 days. Great fun to learn the notes with this thing. I'd suggest fixing the screen rotation tho. Edit. I've mastered the 12 frets but I'd suggest allowing the user to start from any fret to master the whole thing. Otherwise it's too difficult to get beyond the 8th fret..
Could be great. Is okay. Why no flats? Flip the script on me and let me move back up the neck via flats rather then just down the neck via sharps. Also, custome tunings is kind of a bummer. Just let me set each strings pitch individually rather then having preset tunings! I want to learn the neck in Eb! Both directions.
I've only have had it for a day, but use it when I can't practice. It's genuinely fun, the UI is nice-looking and intuitive. I have really enjoyed this app so far. I would definitely recommend giving it a shot no matter what skill level you are. P.S. I agree with other reviews about using flat spellings on randomly chosen questions. During those questions you could just change the same accidental input buttons and change the spelling, so you wouldn't have to put more buttons on the screen (ei; A# to Bb, etc.). This is really the only thing I'd change about the app.