Tunefox 4+

Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Bass

Tunefox s.r.o.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 441 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Tunefox is a web and app based learning tool designed to help people learn bluegrass songs and licks for guitar, mandolin, banjo and bass. Tunefox has revolutionary tools such as the skill slider. It allows one song to go from simple to complex with the swipe of a finger. We have a variety of styles to learn in each instrument. For mandolin and guitar there are stylized arrangements for Bluegrass, Crosspicking, Jazz, Classical and more. For banjo, we cover the three big styles of 3-finger picking(Scruggs, melodic and single-string). We also have tunes that range from classical to rock and roll. There’s a lot of variety to keep you interested and inspired. Every song has switchable licks that allow you to learn authentic bluegrass vocabulary, and get a new perspective on how to use them in a tune. Learning a wide variety of licks tremendously with building your vocabulary to use in improvisation.

Customization of a song is practically limitless. Once you get a basic arrangement of a tune under your fingers you can use the skill slider to add in a few of the notes to a basic arrangement. Like building a house, you slowly add a few bricks at a time after you’ve laid the foundation. With the vary slider, you can customize which fill-in notes are used around the basic arrangement you’ve learned. Then, to top all of that off, you can shuffle in a variety of licks, to incorporate different styles and techniques into your playing. It’s personalized to the max! Included within Tunefox are all of the normal practice tools - tempo slider, backing tracks, chords, and looping/measure selection as well as special tools like speed up, hide notes, and memory-train (these special tools are available on the web version).

Our goal is to help students become real musicians. We don’t want you to just learn an arrangement of a tune and then only be able to play that arrangement. There’s so much more to a solo and a lot of it has to do with hearing the bluegrass vocabulary and then learning how it fits into a song that you know.


"Tunefox is a superior way to learn songs and licks in the privacy of your own home. A clear method of teaching all styles of bluegrass banjo; enough to keep you busy for years."
- Steve Martin (Actor/Comedian/Musician)

"It's a great jumping off point for making up my own licks."
- Graham Sharp (Steep Canyon Rangers)

"Tunefox is the best digital learning tool for banjo I've ever encountered. The interface is intuitive, and the content is musical and well thought out. Everyone learning bluegrass banjo should get this app."
- Wes Corbett (Molly Tuttle Band)


Try Tunefox out with a free 30-day trial and then become a member to get access to:

- Unlimited access to all instruments, songs and licks
- Tunefox on your computer, iPhone or iPad
- Revolutionary practice tools like Lick Switcher or Skill Slider
- New songs and licks added every month

*At the end of your trial you will not automatically be charged for the subscription. You can choose what subscription period you'd like when you are ready to become a member.

Subscribe for One Month - All Instruments for $15.99

Subscribe for Three Months - All Instruments for $24.99

Subscribe for One Year - All Instruments for $89.99

- Your payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase

- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off 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, and identify the cost of the renewal

- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase


What’s New

Version 8.6.2

This version fixes the bug where the audio was prevented form playing with the mute button switched on.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
441 Ratings

441 Ratings

Srseaman ,

It’s Key To How I Learn

I’ve been an early user of TuneFox and love the new app and the ease with which I can learn new songs, either solely by ear or with some of the tools (ease of isolating measures, hidden notes, ability to switch in different licks, Scruggs/melodic and backup playing styles). With TuneFox, I’ve stretched myself like never before, and it’s all self-paced. When i’ve got a tune I want to master, as happened this week at a jam session, TuneFox was my first stop. I love being able to isolate one, two three measures until I have them nailed and then move on. In the past, I’ve always started at the beginning of a song and as a result, i don’t get to the back of the song as much. That’s all changed and I am seeing progress I’ve never seen before! I’m now using it for mandolin and plan on using it to learn guitar.

RedBeard_ ,

Musical innovation!!

As someone who hasn’t played music in several years this app was a perfect way for me to hit the ground running with learning the banjo. After a month of working through the lessons I am feeling more confident in my ability to start playing with a group.
The support for this app is top notch. I have mad suggestion to them through email and Facebook and have had great response time and friendly service. They have even implemented one of my suggestions already.
There seems to be an active development staff and the Facebook group has been very helpful.
The value for the subscription is great when compared to lessons or other online instruction. If you’re thinking about learning a new instrument or just learning bluegrass TuneFox is amazing.

Flemdar108 ,

regarding recent updates

Hard to hear the metronome and the back music is a bit too loud and just tends to drown out what was once a decent metronome.

I have been contacted promptly by the CEO of Tunefox and they’ve been awesome about helping explain and correct my issues.

What I love about it is the ability to play along with the Tabs in both the Lessons, riffs and songs, it really helps to hear and play along. Since I am just starting out I loved too that I could click the link to the chord and find the shape WITHIN the song While Playing it! Great features, I also love the video lessons and the teacher does a Wonderful job on every single video explaining! I really can’t say enough good

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