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Description

GuitarLayers is a professional macOS guitar education software used by students, schools, teachers and pro guitarists.

It allows students and teachers to visualize and manage, scales, chords and arpeggios shapes through a fully parametric control interface.

GuitarLayers automatically generates Scales Modes, Chords or Arpeggios Inversions, Drop Voicings according to the modern guitar theories and it allows you to create Vertical shapes, custom Notes-Per-String shapes, CAGED shapes, Shapes on String Sets, for any common or custom scale, chord or arpeggio.

It enables you to visualize harmonic concepts by overlapping shapes automatically on the guitar fretboard, generating chord-scale and arpeggio-scale diagrams and it lets you to harmonize automatically any scale.

You can easily create multi-fretboard visualizations in real-time and export, print, organize and archive all your diagrams.

What’s New

Version 2.5.0

* Changed default for new Notes per String constraint. 
Now the default starts with two notes selected in the middle of the lower string. That is the suggested starting point. You can continue by assigning the desired notes per string from the lowest to the highest string;


* Revised and updated all Scales presets. Below the complete list:

- Major Pentatonic; Minor Pentatonic;

- Minor Blues; Major Blues;

- Ionian (Major); Dorian; Phrygian; Lydian; Mixolydian; Aeolian (Natural Minor); Locrian;

- Melodic Minor; Phrygian Natural 6; Lydian Augmented; Lydian Dominant; Mixolydian b13; Locrian Natural 2; Altered (Super Locrian); 

- Harmonic Minor; Locrian #6; Ionian Augmented; Dorian #4; Mixolydian b9 b13 (Phrygian Dominant); Lydian #9; Super Locrian bb7;

- Harmonic Major; Dorian b5; Phrygian b4; Lydian b3; Mixolydian b2; Lydian Augmented #2; Locrian bb7;

- Whole Tone; Diminished HW; Diminished WH;

- Chromatic (Asc); Chromatic (Desc);

- Minor Bebop; Dominant Bebop; Major Bebop; Half Diminished Bebop; Bebop Harmonic Minor; Bebop Major Hexatonic; Bebop Major Heptatonic; Bebop Chromatic;

- Barry Harris Sixth Diminished Major; Barry Harris Sixth Diminished Melodic Minor;

- Messiaen 2nd Mode Truncated; Messiaen 3rd Mode; Messiaen 4th Mode; Messiaen 4th Mode Inverse; Messiaen 5th Mode; Messiaen 5th Mode Inverse; Messiaen 6th Mode; Messiaen 6th Mode Inverse; Messiaen 7th Mode; Messiaen 7th Mode Inverse;

- Ionian Pentatonic; Dorian Pentatonic; Phrygian Pentatonic; Mixolydian Pentatonic; Locrian Pentatonic; Dominant Pentatonic; Altered Pentatonic; Pentatonic Whole-Tone; In; Raga Nagaswaravali; Pygmy; Rock ’n Roll;

- Major Hexatonic; Minor Hexatonic; Phrygian Hexatonic; Lydian Hexatonic; Mixolydian Hexatonic; Gypsy Hexatonic; Blues Dorian Hexatonic; Tritone; Two-semitone Tritone; Augmented (3 Tonic); Inverted Augmented; Insen; Raga Neelangi; Raga Yamuna Kalyani; Raga Suddha Bangalai;

- Ionian b5; Ionian Augmented #2; Ionian Augmented b9; Major Locrian; Jazz Minor #5; Full Minor All Flats; Dorian Aeolian; Dorian b2 b4; Dorian b2 Maj7; Dorian b9 #11; Phrygian Aeolian b4; Double Phrygian; Ultraphrygian; Lydian #2 Hexatonic; Lydian #2 #6; Lydian Dominant b6; Lydian Mixolydian; Lydian #6; Lydian Augmented Dominant; Mixolydian b5; Mixolydian Augmented; Mixolydian Augmented b9; Locrian Dominant; Locrian Maj7; Semilocrian b4; 

- Enigmatic (asc); Enigmatic (desc); Enigmatic Minor; Enigmatic Mixed; Flamenco; Gypsy; Gypsy Minor; Gypsy Inverse; Hungarian Major; Neapolitan Major; Neapolitan Minor; Romanian Major; Prometheus; Shostakovich;
- Genus Chromaticum; Van Der Host; Blues Phrygian; Blues Minor Maj7; Blues Modified; Blues Leading Tone; Blues Heptatonic 2; Blues Octatonic; Blues Enneatonic; Blues Enneatonic 2; Symmetrical Decatonic;

* Revised and updated the harmonizable Scales. Below the complete list: 

- Major Pentatonic; Minor Pentatonic;

- Ionian (Major); Dorian; Phrygian; Lydian; Mixolydian; Aeolian (Natural Minor); Locrian;

- Melodic Minor; Phrygian Natural 6; Lydian Augmented; Lydian Dominant; Mixolydian b13; Locrian Natural 2; Altered (Super Locrian);

- Harmonic Minor; Locrian #6; Ionian Augmented; Dorian #4; Mixolydian b9 b13 (Phrygian Dominant); Lydian #9; Super Locrian bb7;

- Harmonic Major; Dorian b5; Phrygian b4; Lydian b3; Mixolydian b2; Lydian Augmented #2; Locrian bb7;

- Whole Tone; Diminished HW; Diminished WH;

- Messiaen 2nd Mode Truncated; Messiaen 3rd Mode; Messiaen 4th Mode; Messiaen 4th Mode Inverse; Messiaen 5th Mode; Messiaen 5th Mode Inverse; Messiaen 6th Mode; Messiaen 6th Mode Inverse; Messiaen 7th Mode; Messiaen 7th Mode Inverse;

- Barry Harris Sixth Diminished Major; Barry Harris Sixth Diminished Melodic Minor;

- Major Hexatonic; Minor Hexatonic; Phrygian Hexatonic; Lydian Hexatonic; Mixolydian Hexatonic; Gypsy Hexatonic; Blues Dorian Hexatonic; Tritone; Raga Neelangi; Raga Yamuna Kalyani; Raga Suddha Bangalai;

- Augmented (3 Tonic); Gypsy; Gypsy Minor; Symmetrical Decatonic;

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Pje97200 ,

Great, but some improvements would be highly appreciated

This app is very useful and very ergonomic but some suggestions :

- You cannot delete one individual note from a shape. Fortunately, most of the time you can find a suitable shape, but it’s a wasting time reviewing all differents shapes before findind the good one. And sometimes I was unable to find a good shape,for fingering purposes, so I have some note positions I cannot remove . The note removal is global where it should be individual.
- In addition to the global zoom, a vertical zoom should be implemented to adjust the fretboard heigth, and to display several fretboards , i.e. for rehearsal .
- No sound all all ( notes cannot be played ). For training or mobile situations, or without instrument, it can be useful to hear the notes. The final goal is playing music ;-)

- May we have a user defined default color set instead of the default white color ? Now, I have to create a default shape with default colors then clone it.

Other ideas for future versions: Add MIDI Clock or ReWire sync to automatically switch between groups or scrolling while using a DAW , and playing a song...

Frank from Northern VA ,

Scales, chords and every option lesson content

This a well thought out and well designed application with all the features, a storage file for all personally created scales and a well designed web page with some good learning material. I am pleasently suprised. I have had 20 guitar apps in three weeks looking for the right one.

I consider myself an IT professional since its my career. When I first logged in I did have to get accustomed the interface and the design. When you log in you create your own folder and start storing content there. I was unsure at first but the logic kicked in. I have been looking for an App that has all material required but an app that also me to build the learning scales/content I need and modify as I go. I was also pleased when I was able to adjust the layout of the UI. Everything can be printed and the print layout is a one pager and obviously well thought of. But then I wanted learning material/content to support my study of the guitar and all the voicings. I navigated over the webpage and found a good mix of quality videos, a forum and additional resources. I'm very happy with the App. As an IT professional I have seen people put together an app in 2 days. This is not the case. This is a well configured, developed and functional application for my MacBook.

deleuze1 ,

sound would be totally awesome

I love this app. Great conception, great learning and teaching tool. Great way to create new ways to practice. I too think it would be so awesome to hear sounds, although I know the developer didn't intend to do this. still, would make an awesome app even more awesome.

Developer Response ,

We are working to improve the software and today we not exclude the possibility to add the sound feature in the future. Thanks for your feedback

App Privacy

The developer, MOREORLESS MUSIC SRL, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.