Quick demo see: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojYMoCI1KmM or www.ukulele.nl
UkeMaster for the iPhone is a continuation of Sheep-Entertainment's Ukulele Chord Finder on the internet which has been well known since 1998.
You can choose your own tuning, D-tuning, C-tuning, baritone and more. You can also easily tune your ukulele using the pitch-pipe.
UkeMaster helps you to find both basic and advanced chords, more than 40 chordtypes in total. Basic and advanced chords are colored different so you can easily distinguish them.
You can find more ways to play a chord anywhere on the fretboard by clicking the hand. First the most basic fingering is shown after clicking a chord-type or root-note. By clicking the hand you will find fingerings higher up the fretboard.
The found chord shows you the relative note for every finger-position. This way you learn how the chord is built and teaches you how to built chords yourself. The root-note of the chord is labeled as 'R', the others show you the name of the interval relative to the root-note.
Different chords often overlap. For example C m7b5 can be the same fingering as D# m6. By clicking the chordname you can loop through these chords and see how they are built, eg. where is the root.
You can also find chordnames by clicking positions on the fretboard and see which chord they make. This way you also learn how chords are related to each other. For example start with a C7, click one fret above 5 and get a C7#5.
To hear how the chord sounds simply strum over the soundhole.
You can use UkeMaster in three different orientations. In portrait it shows the chords as in sheet music. In landscape it can show the chords as if you are looking at your own ukulele or as if you are looking at someone else.
Some chords have more than 4 notes in them, but on the ukulele you only have four strings. Therefore some notes are omitted. Mostly the 5th can be omitted without changing the sound very much. Sometimes even the root can be omitted, but especially when there are other instruments around that already play it.
Major update to work well with iOS 9 and iOS 10.
Ratings and Reviews
Great uke chord finder!
For each of the 12 keys, there are 42 chords provided (in multiple positions/shapes, by clicking the Hand icon). I like the ability to “strum” the strings and hear what the chord “should” sound like, as well as the multiple tunings provided. As another review pointed out, you can click on the frets you are holding, and it will usually show what that chord is (it didn’t recognize 2-0-0-2 as a 7th though).
Developers: please consider adding either a “user defined” tuning, or maybe a way to transpose (I just got a sopranino uke tuned cFAD and haven’t got the hang of the thing yet!
Great app ro ukulele chords!
Excellent app! Pick a chord and view the fretboard fingering. Gives you the (R)oot of the chord! Can pick positions on fretboard and it will tell you the name of chord! Shows multiple different positions along fretboard for the same chord! Just figured this last feature after having program for few weeks -- scroll along the different chord variations to find what you're looking for -- eg C#9 or D13!
Really quite a spectacular app! Kudos to developers! A great bargain even at $4.99!
I've tried a few other uke apps, one that I like quite well. But when I saw that the Sheep Ent. chord finder was finally available I had to get it. I've been using the site for years and I'm excited to have a mobile version now. I like the ability to click additional notes and modify the chords. I LOVE the multiple uke types, since I just dusted off my baritone. Having worked on an app myself (Fogey-Fu--just .99 cents) I know what a bargain this is.
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- Antenna Men
- 26.3 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2009 Marcel van der Zwet
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.