An educational game to learn the location of notes on the fretboard of the guitar and other stringed instruments. Eleven instruments are available, including bass (4/5/6 strings), mandolin, ukulele and banjo.
You are presented with a random note on the fretboard, and are offered a variety of choices for the correct answer. Just pick the button corresponding to the correct choice to score a hit!
The new staff training mode also helps you learn the position of notes on the musical staff on the fretboard of your instrument.
As your score gets better and you manage to identify notes faster across the entire fretboard, your working knowledge of the instrument increases!
Game mode provides a fun way to make progress. Work your way through levels of increasing difficulty and compete with your friends!
WHAT ARTISTS SAY ABOUT THE APP
“ Learning the notes on the fretboard is key to any guitarist's development on the instrument, and [Fretuoso] is a neat way to get that info burned into your brain without having to carry a guitar with you everywhere you go. Pretty cool! ”
-- Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, Mike Keneally)
“ This is one of the best apps I've seen in a while. It's simple, fun and educational. Very useful for guitar players as a lot of [them] tend to play by ear and not care much about knowing the fretboard. ”
-- Rick Musallam (Mike Keneally, Gryphon Labs)
- Train your ear while improving your working knowledge of the instrument.
- Learn the position of notes on the musical staff; say goodbye to tabs!
- Ten different beautiful, realistic-looking instruments! Includes 4 guitars, 3 basses, mandolin, ukulele and banjo.
- Focus your training on particular parts of the fretboard: any range of frets, any subset of the strings.
- Many common tunings are built in, but custom tunings can also be created.
- Visualize your progress on the fretboard; statistics are kept for every fret.
- Smart Learning Engine: the app automatically focuses on sections of the fretboard where you are weaker.
- Integration with Game Center, Twitter and Facebook: compete with your friends and share your progress!
- Left-handed mode is available.
The Complete Edition includes all features and all instruments in full. No need to purchase or download anything else!
Support for iOS 16. Now requiring at least iOS 13.
Optionally earn additional points in the game by watching rewarded ads (or unlock instruments to remove ads!)
Please e-mail us directly at email@example.com with your questions or requests so we may assist you!
Ratings and Reviews
Very helpful app
I am especially interested in learning the notes on the staff in relation to the fretboard, and this app works perfectly for me. The sound is great and the visuals are clear. Also, the dev is very responsive. Thank you for making a fine app, and I highly recommend it. As I continue working with it, I'm finding it even more helpful than I expected. Bravo!
This app only shows part of a fretboard at any given time. As a beginner this was not helpful because I’m trying to orientate myself to the whole front board and it’s easy to get confused by seeing only part of the fretboard. The other options for learning either string by string or fret by fret is fabulous.
Used to love this app
I used to love this app until they started making you be online to use it. Defeats the purpose for having it. I can’t use it on a plane!!
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- Catloaf Software LLC
- 107.8 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- © 2022 Catloaf Software LLC
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.