GuitarParrot 4+

Rapid Ear Training

Hineman Music Services, LLC

    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings
    • $1.99



GuitarParrot is a random melodic ear training app. Practice hearing notes and playing them back on your guitar or other instrument. Also builds short term memory!

GuitarParrot brings the classic "Follow the Leader" game to a whole new place. Your phone or tablet! Start off easy, then increase the level as you improve! Work in all 12 keys, with many scale choices. Develop your abilities to hear notes and melodies and instantly land them on your guitar! Why is that useful? If you are a musician trying to improvise or learn songs, it becomes much easier as you connect your ear to your instrument. Any virtuoso musician will tell you that ear training is extremely important to musical growth. As an instructor, this is a game I play with students of all levels. I created this app to expand the game beyond what a normal human (me) could offer:

Scale - choose from 4-note, 5-note, Major, Minor, and Custom scales.
Keys - all 12 keys are available.
Octaves - two octave settings let you explore the neck more completely.
Levels - each level adds 4 notes to the melody. Level 20 is 80 notes long. Can you beat it? How about with a Chromatic scale?

The game can be played on iPad or iPhone, using the built-in mic or a guitar interface like iRig or a similar device. You can also use wired headphones with or without a built-in mic. Bluetooth is not supported at this time.

Instead of poking a note on the screen or touching colored lights in sequence, this app makes you play your own instrument. There is no visual assistance, it requires you to play using your ear.

This app is an incredible practice tool that should be a part of a complete program. A good instructor will show you how to apply the scales and notes to songs you may be learning.

As your short-term memory develops, you will retain other things you hear more easily and spend less time hard memorizing things!

What’s New

Version 0.5.0

GuitarParrot continues to be the coolest random melodic ear training and memory development app ever!!
HUGE improvements to the User Interface! You can now enjoy playing GuitarParrot in Portrait or Landscape views. Tested from iPhone 5s up to iPad Pro 11.
No more flat buttons! Gradients everywhere make the screens much more pleasant.
Sound Check page has a new Tuner design and the knobs have been rearranged.
Cool sliding animations when changing from Landscape to Portrait and back!

It's still visually better in Landscape, but now you have choices!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

swidom ,

Fantastic Learning Tool

... and fun too. So much thought went into this App's design. So easy to use. Great help documentation. This is a must buy for any serious student! I can't believe it can hear me and know what notes I played. Its like Shazam only better!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for downloading GuitarParrot! I am so glad that you see value in my app! 

Shazam is quite different, but I greatly appreciate the compliment! 

To clarify for other reading this review, GuitarParrot plays notes, then listens to the notes you play back and makes sure they match. Shazam is able to identify any recorded song in the world by hearing a small sample, which is amazing in a totally different way. Truly, both are amazing, but that's where the similarities end.

Mind Over Matthew ,


Awesome tool!!! Highly recommend it!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you!

App Privacy

The developer, Hineman Music Services, LLC, 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.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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