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Sep 23, 2021 - 3:14:09 PM
197 posts since 10/2/2005

If I am holding a standard 3-finger G, I would like to have an app that tells me what each note is being played in that chord.
Does that exist? Thanks,,,,Deering

Edited by - Bill Rogers on 09/24/2021 10:12:13

Sep 23, 2021 - 4:15:39 PM
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12263 posts since 6/2/2008


Chord! The top recommended app in the linked review.

Edited to add: best use of the app will be as a learning tool that eliminates the need for the app.

Edited by - Old Hickory on 09/23/2021 16:19:23

Sep 23, 2021 - 5:01:04 PM



214 posts since 3/11/2018

Infinaut Technologies guitar companion. They also have banjo companion. I use both. Pretty simple app without a lot of bells and whistles.

Sep 24, 2021 - 8:41:01 AM
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2639 posts since 4/5/2006

Assuming one with enough smarts to post on this forum already knows standard tuning for guitar is EADGBE, it shouldn't too difficult to figure out 3 frets up from E is G and 2 frets up from A is B. Duh....

Sep 24, 2021 - 9:52:56 AM

12263 posts since 6/2/2008

Originally posted by monstertone

Assuming one with enough smarts to post on this forum already knows standard tuning for guitar is EADGBE, it shouldn't too difficult to figure out 3 frets up from E is G and 2 frets up from A is B. Duh....


How did people do this before phone apps? I think it involves paper and printing. Maybe memorization, too. I have a theory about music, but I'm not sure.

Sep 24, 2021 - 10:24:53 AM
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197 posts since 10/2/2005

I will not be chastised or chided!!! (just kidding). Yes, know that, but it was to advise a real (young) beginner, getting her started,, who indeed, is not into pen and paper these days. All they know is apps. AND, for some weird reason wants to know each note....who cares!?!?
Anyway, I will 100% acknowledge that your technique is all it takes, and send to her, she is in another town, so no hands-on lesson in it.
Many thanks, ,,,,,at least I was right that there seems to not be such an app.

Sep 24, 2021 - 11:41:20 AM



197 posts since 10/2/2005

I found one! Chord Cracker for Guitar. Amazing. I'd seen it, found it confusing. But, touch just one string on the chart and it tells you the note of that string. That ought to do it, I sure ain't dealing with it anymore .

Sep 24, 2021 - 2:33:22 PM



9535 posts since 6/5/2011

I'm not in a position to give advice re. music.  Would an electronic tuner indicate the note for each fretted string as it's picked [i.e. not strummed]?

Edited by - Owen on 09/24/2021 14:47:45

Sep 25, 2021 - 5:35:54 AM

12263 posts since 6/2/2008

ChordAid, ChordBank and Guitar Chords Power all appear to have note display function.

Sep 25, 2021 - 6:42:21 PM

2639 posts since 4/5/2006

This may, or may not, be relevant to this thread but, two of the best nuggets of music are Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do. Familiar as it is, most will recognize bum a note upon hearing it. Explain the 2 & 1/2, 3 & 1/2, whole step, half step formula of the common scale to the neophyte student. Challenge the student to pick out a scale, any scale, all on the same string. With no more than the formula, the ear, & a bit of trail & error, the student quickly manages to successfully pick out a scale. Even though they know not the names of the notes, nor the scale played, they have accomplished the task! This works on of any fretted string instrument.

Edited by - monstertone on 09/25/2021 18:47:36

Sep 30, 2021 - 8:11:52 AM
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2786 posts since 2/10/2013

Figuring things out by oneself is educational. You learn new things all the time. Being aware of the chromatic scale, chord formulas, and other things enables a musician to answer many of their own questions. I think books like Mel Bay's "Deluxe Guitar Chord Encyclopedia" is a wonderful reference in a jam. But figuring things out by researching a subject can be very educational.

Learning the basic note sequence for a chord form enables someone to determine what/where notes are present, and which note is the root note. This ability lets a person easily and relatively quickly determine which chord form to use, and where to use it on the fingerboard. Studying and acquiring this ability will be an educational experience. Lot more complex on the guitar than the banjo.

Oct 1, 2021 - 4:57:01 AM



2291 posts since 12/16/2007

What Richard said. Using your brain is the best app for what you want to know.

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