Tired of all those chordfinder apps that just give you the standard results every app gives you? Fretter is the new kid on the block. And it's great. Ugly, but great!
We didn't sit behind our computers typing in all those chord diagrams, no we spent our time better. We came up with a way to give you lots of great correct diagrams, without needing us to do boring stuff: Fretter teaches your iPhone basic musictheory and with that knowledge it has the power to give you every possible diagram there is. Want to see how to play Cmaj7/F# on a Guitar with a Dropped D tuning? Fretter knows how to search for it! (We didn't try, but if it's possible to play, it will definitely show up. Yes, we're lazy. :) )
Still, Fretter is great. And it does awesome stuff like reverse chord lookup (for the creative geniuses among you), and you can also strum the diagrams to hear how they sound. Easy if you want to find the perfect sounding Dmaj9 or whatever strange chord you need!
So, what are you waiting for? Fretter!
For a more formal description, please continue reading.
Looking for ways to play all those chords on your guitar, banjo, ukulele or mandolin? Interested in a reverse lookup function? Fretter: the ultimate chordfinder!
Fretter doesn't rely on a database with diagrams, instead it calculates all the possible diagrams for a given chord/instrument/tuning combination. It's algorithm is optimized to only present to you the chords that you can actually play as a human.
Because Fretter is build this way, you can select any tuning and still have all the possible chords presented to you.
You can easily select a basic or advanced chord, optionally with added bassnote, and go to the diagrams. Each diagram has extra information about the chordnotes and the intervals used.
A very nice feature is the audio playback. You can hear how the chord variations sound so you can easily select which variant you like the most.
Also included is a reverse lookup option. Nice if you are a bit adventurous and you are coming up with your own chords on your instrument, but don't know how they are called. Fretter can help you here by providing you with the correct naming.
If you are looking for a chord reference app: this is what you need.
"Where this app stands out though, is not in its vast reference of chords; it is in it’s reverse look up option."
4/5 stars on AppAdvice.com
* Support for Guitar, 4,5-string Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin, Lute, Bouzouki, 4-string Bass, Pipa
* 50+ chordtypes
* Tunings: 75+ predefined and custom.
* Added bassnote (C/D)
* Audio Playback
* Reverse lookup
* Chord Intervals
* Note Names
Please contact us by email if you experience a bug!
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
Added Lute, Bouzouki, 4-string Bass, Pipa
Add diagrams option for Reverse Chordfinder
Updated Tunings and ChordTypes
Fixed a few crashes
Improved Crash Reporting to include selected chord/instrument so errors can be reproduced.
Minor improvements to interface
Ratings and Reviews
Where is the iPad version?
I like the application but I needed to buy the iPhone app to use on my iPad2. It works, but how hard can it be to adapt it for the larger screen with auto rotate? Adapt it and I'll give it five stars.
Best chord app out there!
This is my go-to chord finder app! I never use my old chord books any longer. The reverse chord finder is awesome. You get multiple voicing for each chord and also you can listen to how each sounds. I highly recommend this app for any level of guitarist.
NOT ABLE TO VIEW IN LANDSCAPE ON IPAD
The app features are great, mind you, but oh so annoying to read in portrait when my accessories are in landscape. How difficult would that be?
The developer, Umito, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
No Details Provided
The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Peter de Kraker
- 10.8 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Umito
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.