Learn your favorite songs without tabs or sheet music.
Whether you play for the world or yourself, all musicians need a good ear for harmony, melody, and rhythm. Using the songs in your music collection, Capo guesses the beats, chords, and key of songs to help you break them down to their individual parts. Capo’s unique technology helps you to learn your favorites quickly as you improve your ear along the way.
Capo is simple and yet so, so good, even the professionals use it:
“Capo is AMAZING!!! Very clutch. Especially when parts are kinda tough in the mix that I can’t make out easily. With other apps you lose quality, this still sounds correct.”
- Omar Edwards: Keyboardist/Music Director for Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Eminem, and more
“When I sat down and started using Capo for the first time, I was amazed at how big a punch this little app packs! It's intuitive, convenient, and high-quality.”
- Rebecca Lovell: Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Piano for Larkin Poe
(Read more at capoapp.com/testimonials)
*** HEAR THE SONG ***
Slow everything down, scrub to hear specific notes, and easily create regions that loop as you learn to play the tricky parts. Use Capo’s tools to isolate specific instruments and even vocals to learn any part of a song. With a couple simple switches, you can focus on the piano or eliminate everything to practice the guitar solo.
*** BREAK IT DOWN ***
Capo automatically guesses the beats, chords, and key of songs to get you started. Change, add, or remove the detected chords easily with a few taps as you identify alternate chords and voicings.
*** PAUSE THE SESSION ***
Capo saves each song as a project, including the loop regions you set, chord changes, and even the playback position. Learn songs at your own pace and revisit them on any device thanks to iCloud sync for your projects.
*** SO MUCH MORE ***
* Transpose songs to different keys
* Rename regions to keep organized
* Use the Tabbing song view to quickly capture solos and melody
* Beat detection estimates the tempo and helps snap regions
* Edit chords one at a time or globally
* Display chord diagrams for Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Bass, and now Piano
* Rock on southpaws! Capo has a left-handed chord box option
* Five different metronome sounds
**NOTE**: Capo works with music you own, but cannot access streaming tracks from Apple Music, Spotify, etc.
*** GO PRO ***
The free trial allows 60 seconds of playback per session before noise is inserted into the song, plus access to all features, including the chords, slowing, our isolation engine, and more.
For $39.99 per year, Capo Pro grants access to:
* Unlimited play time
* Auto-detected chords for entire songs
* All current features
* All upcoming Pro features in development
*** GO PLATINUM [NEW!] ***
For $49.99 per year, Capo Platinum gives you everything in Capo Pro *plus* the ability to unlock all the features in Capo touch for iOS.
All prices shown in this description are in USD. Exact prices may vary by region based on current exchange rates. Payment will be charged to your Apple ID Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off from Settings after purchase.
This update contains bug fixes and improvements based on user feedback and crash submissions.
We love hearing from our customers, so please leave a review on the App Store to share your positive experiences with others, or send us a support email if you have any questions for us. We're listening, and appreciate all your bug reports and feedback!
- When you click on the time position in the Heads-Up Display to switch between bar/beat and time displays, the timeline now also updates to reflect the current position display mode.
- When searching for inversions (a.k.a. “slash chords”) such as D/A in the chord chooser, Capo now provides results that include all the inversions available in the chord once you type the “/“ character.
- The progress meter that is displayed during the song analysis now updates more smoothly as the calculations are happening, and should better reflect the weight of the individual processing steps.
- Certain inversions (Dm/C, D/A) are no longer missing important/common shapes in the chord chooser
- Capo no longer includes shapes in the chord chooser that are missing the specified bass note in their inversions (e.g. D/A no longer includes a straight, open D shape)
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent for working out guitar solo parts
This application is aimed primarily at guitarists and players of other fretted instruments, but check out the videos on the developers site for other things people are actually using it for (education, singing, inspiration for composing). It’s excellent for working out guitar solo parts - you can use your ears, the spectral analysis, or both. The isolation engine allows you to home in on the guitar part (or indeed any other part) on stereo recordings making it easier to hear. When you have it worked out, then you can mute the solo part and play along (at whatever speed you want) effectively creating your own -1 track. Export your work as a midi file, then import it into a DAW or music writing software - hours of fun! Regarding the negative comments, I think some allowance has to be made for the difficulty for ANY program to present you with an accurate set of chords from the cocophony of a band mix. Also, it’s a bit naive to expect it to load music you don’t own (duh!), so it won’t work with streamed music (unless you’ve bought it AND dowloaded onto your computer). Your CD collection is fair game though.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for your thorough review of Capo 3. It's so nice when users *get* our app...and the limitations with loading music you don't own! I can't tell you how many 1-star reviews we get from people who except to load DRM-protected files and are disappointed when they don't work. Anyway, thanks again — VERY much appreciated!
Not just for guitarists
This app is very well done indeed. I use it for isolating and transcribing drum parts. The idsolation tools are much better and easier to use than a traditional EQ. The sound quality when slowed down seems to me to be superior to other apps that do the same thing. And the UI is simply beautiful, what macOS apps should look like. The automatic beat detection is surprisingly accurate, I was really quite impressed. Once you manually set the time signature (meter) it works out where the bars (measures) are. You can nudge the downbeat backwards or forwards a beat if it’s been confused by a pickup bar. The only negative is that in the rare cases where the beat detection goes awry (for example due to an odd or mixed meter) there is as yet no way to correct this (whereas you can correct the automatic chord recognition), although when I asked the dvelopers about this they told me that it is something they plan to add. All in all I’m very pleased with my purchase.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Capo 3. We really appreciate it!
Not perfect but very useful for guitarists.
I have used Capo since Version 2 and the improvements keep me coming back. Generally, I do not rely too much on the chord finding feature as, like others, have found it to be not completely accurate. However, it does provide a ‘guide’ to the general nature of the harmony in a particular piece. For beginners, it may be difficult to work out (in more complex arrangements) what the actual chords are but, for those with some experience of harmony, it is a good basis from which to start. I tend to be a bit suspicious of any claims to complete accuracy in this context anyway. It’s real strength, for me, is in working out solos and I’ve used it many times to nail particulary tricky parts.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for this insightful review of Capo 3. We really appreciate you taking the time! 🙏
- SuperMegaUltraGroovy, Inc.
- 25.6 MB
macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 SuperMegaUltraGroovy, Inc.
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