The Guitar Note Trainer is an app to help you learn the notes on the guitar neck - one of the most essential skills for progressing guitarists!
It has four training modes, Name The Note where you have to name the note shown on the neck, Find A Note where you have to find a given note on the neck in all 6 positions, Memory Quiz 1 where you have to name a note having been given it's position, and Memory Quiz 2 where you must name all the notes across a given fret (a tough one!!).
There are some "Easy" options for those just starting out to limit your range of answers.
You also have an audio option to hear the notes as you select them!
If you really need to cheat you can swipe your finger diagonally across the fretboard and all the notes will show for a second :)
I'm sure you'll find this app very helpful, all you need to add is practice time!
Best wishes, Justin
This update fixes the issue with note input for left handed users. Please keep telling us what you think about the app and how we can improve it.
Ratings and Reviews
As Justin bangs on on his videos about learning the notes on the neck I thought I’d give this a go... and so far I’m quite impressed.
Of course you’ll only get out of it what you’re prepared to put in but if you make the effort then this little app becomes quite addictive to play. You can feel yourself getting better and better after a short time but when you try the quizzes you realise more practise is needed!
After watching many Justin videos I really didn’t mind paying for it either so overall I’m very pleased having purchased this app.
Some improvements I’d like to see is having different note sounds so actual guitar sounds (clean and distorted) in addition to piano. I’d also like to see the option on Name the Note for the blue dots to quickly fade away instead of staying visible like the red wrong notes do as I’m finding I’m using the pattern now instead of learning the notes individually on the strings.
5*s to Justin
A fun and effective way to learn the notes across the fretboard. It's good for killing the odd few minutes here and there, and works a charm.
Cheers Justin, this is class.
...update. PLEASE remove the 'game-centre' from the app start up. It slows things down a great deal when you have a poor Internet connection and makes the whole app laggy - not what you want when you working against the clock to beat your high score
Excellent app but no left handed config. option
I'm a beginner and I play left handed. This is a great little app but could be so much more convenient if it had the option to configure for left handed like say the "ear trainer" app. Instead I have to play the old "flip the on screen image" game in my head. True, it's not a big deal more of a minor annoyance and it gets easier in time but it would be better if I didn't have to and it takes a bit of getting used to.
Having said all that, great little app. Works a treat and I'm already experiencing the benefits. Functionally it's 5 stars. It gets 3 in my review because of the lefty thing.
Come on chaps - a little update for us lefties.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.