ChordBank: Guitar Chords by Better Notes, LLC (Universal)
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Released: Oct 18, 2010
Version: 4.0.1
Size: 110 MB
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ChordBank: Guitar Chords

Better Notes, LLC
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ChordBank is the canonical reference for guitarists, with thousands of chords and scales, hand-curated by pros.

Tools like variable-speed backing tracks and playalongs, a metronome packed with features, and advanced Sonic AI flashcards and games that listen as you play make ChordBank an essential part of any player's practice routine. Whether you're right or left-handed, whether you use standard note names or solfege, ChordBank fits your playing.

From multi-angle video lessons on chords, scales, and gear, to theory-laden practice tools to build chord progressions and write songs. ChordBank is a guitarist's essential companion, for pros and beginners alike.

CHORDS YOU CAN TRUST

ChordBank is the most comprehensive chord library on the App Store.

These aren't some auto-generated bunch of fingerings that will stretch your fingers beyond recognition. Each chord in ChordBank is hand-curated by experts to be comfortable to play, and musically sound.

GO DEEPER WITH GENIUS

Writing songs? Tap the Genius button for dozens of proven chord progressions. Customize with advanced chord substitutions.

Wonder what a Cm9 chord actually is? Tap the "Genius" button under any chord for a note-by-note explanation, with links to videos that make music theory simple to understand.

REVERSE CHORD FINDER

Our Reverse Chord Finder has been completely rebuilt on top of ChordBank's canonical theory library. Tap the fretboard to lock in the chord you're playing on your real guitar. ChordBank will search thousands of possible chords to tell you what chords those notes make up, even if it's not a perfect match.

Plus, you can now add Reverse Chord Finder chords to your saved chord collections, and ChordBank will automatically suggest where to put your fingers to make each chord easier to play.

SCALES FOR DAYS

We've always had CAGED patterns for scales, but we've added the Three Note per String (3NPS) system popular among more advanced players. Coupled with new scale types like Bebop and new modal scales like Phyrgian Dominan and Lydian Minor, there are thousands of new ways to play scales up and down the neck.

PRACTICE TOOLS TO PLAY AND PLAY

Practice any scale with drills that play at the speed that works for you. Ascend, descend, move in groups of three. Master scale patterns at the pace that works for you.

Plus, backing backing tracks let play at the speed that's comfortable for you. Or tap a tempo into our metronome, then set a countdown timer to keep you motivated as you practice.

PRACTICE SMARTER

With our Sonic AI flashcards, ChordBank uses the microphone recognize chords as you play. Our flashcards and games will have you mastering new chords in no time.

MEMBERSHIPS THAT WORK FOR YOU

Many of ChordBank®'s features are free but, for just $4.49 per month, less than even a single set of guitar strings, a ChordBank® All Access subscription provides full access to thousands of chords in all keys, scales and scale patterns, backing tracks, a library of video lessons recorded by professional musicians, and more.

If you decide to purchase a subscription to ChordBank® All Access, an initial payment will be charged to your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of each subscription period, at a rate of $4.49 per month.

You can turn off auto-renewal at any time via your iTunes Account Settings.

You can find our privacy policy at https://chordbank.com/privacy, and our terms of service at https://chordbank.com/terms-of-service.

We hope ChordBank® helps you, as it has helped millions of other guitarists since 2010, to get the most out of your playing. If you enjoy the app, or have suggestions to make it better, please let us know at chordbank.com/support. Thanks!

What's new in version 4.0.1
This is our biggest release in over 10 years on the App Store! Thank you for sticking with ChordBank, and we look forward to sticking with you into the next decade to come!

- Capos! This release adds full support for capo chords. Save them, and the capo shows up on the diagram, too.

- We spent over two years hand-curating our library from the ground up. Unlike other apps that use algorithms to generate chords without thinking through how easy they are to play, we worked with a leading music professor to ensure that every chord in ChordBank is comfortable and musically sound curating, chord by chord, tens of thousands of chord shapes. The project took over two years from start to finish, but the result is a chord library you won't find anywhere else.

- You can now customize progressions in Genius mode with advanced chord substitutions, and scroll through spotlight voicings to find just the right combinations.

- Chord Search! Search for over a *ten thousand* distinct types of chords. From a simple G chord to a F#7b5#9, it's now easier for users to find what you're looking for.

- Saved chords have been overhauled with a completely new detail view--tap any saved chord in your collections, and quickly switch between them. Perfect for learning new chords, or writing songs. Full support for saving slash chords and chords with capos, too.

- Recent chords. ChordBank now automatically saves chords as you browse to a special collection for easy access. Working on a song? Just move from chord to chord. ChordBank will remember and make it easy to switch back and forth.

- We've always had CAGED patterns for scales, but we've added the Three Note per String (3NPS) system popular among more advanced players. Coupled with new scale types like Bebop and new modal scales like Phyrgian Dominan and Lydian Minor, there are thousands of new ways to play scales up and down the neck in ChordBank 4.0, from C to shining C.

- For the first time, zoom out to browse a mini-map of patterns for every scale. See fingers and root notes at a glance, with the starting fret to find the perfect place on the neck to practice and play.

- We rebuilt our backing tracks to let you change the key of the track independent from the scale, so you can experiement with different scales and patterns while tracks play at the speed that's comfortable for you.

- Our Reverse Chord Finder has been completely rebuilt on top of ChordBank's canonical theory library. Tap the fretboard to lock in the chord you're playing on your real guitar. ChordBank will search thousands of possible chords to tell you what chords those notes make up, even if it's not a perfect match.

- We've massively overhauled our Voiceover support to optimize the app for players who use ChordBank with impaired vision.

- We worked hard in this release to make ChordBank shine for our iPad users, supporting key iPad technologies like Split View and Slide Over, and utilizing the iPad's awesome big screen to let users see sorted, curated versions of chords and scale patterns.

- Launch our tuner, and you'll notice the needle doesn't jump around. We're using machine learning to listen when you're playing your guitar, and stop when you're not.

- We improved the accuracy of our Sonic AI flashcards. ChordBank's algorithms analyze the microphone input and recognize chords when you play them, flipping the cards automatically and helping you learn and practice curated decks of chords.

- We've also optimized our games, like Blackjack, ChordPOP, and EmojiHunt, to make better use of the screen on modern iPhones, listening as you play to flip cards, fire darts, or guess missing letters based on the chords you play on your guitar. And, before diving into a game, ChordCoach will guide you one string at a time to make sure you've got the shapes down.
Our verdict: Good
  • + ChordBank: Guitar Chords is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + The app is free.
  • + ChordBank: Guitar Chords is currently ranked #170 in free Music apps for iPad.
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