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fret tester - Learn Notes
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fret tester is a fretboard trainer that will teach you to read music on the guitar, mandolin, or bass. From learning the names of the notes on the fretboard to reading standard music notation, fret tester covers it all. It was written by educator William Wilson, author of the book “Guitar Games: Learn Guitar. Read Music. Fight Space Monsters,” and is based on years of music teaching experience. -Clear and straight forward. Buttons are easy to push with no clutter. -Four modes of play: Name Note, Find Note, Notation, Notes on Staff -Four instruments: Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Five-String Bass -Instrument and game statistics to chart your progress. -Fretboard charts for all instruments. -Custom tunings and left-hand mode. -HD Graphics. Modes of Play: Name Note: A dot is shown on the neck and you name it by letter name (A, B, C#, etc.) Find Note: A note name is shown and you pick from four locations on the neck. Notation: A note is shown in standard notation and you must tap the onscreen fretboard in the correct location. Notes on Staff: A treble or bass clef is shown and you must name the corresponding letter. A great first step in learning to read music. Whether you have never read music on the guitar or are trying to improve your reading in the upper positions, fret tester will provide you with all you need to master the fretboard.
Great on iPhone but doesn’t work on iPad
by Zlab11 on 2019/05/01 07:58
Developer, please fix iPad version: Blue dot between two strings! Blue dot is hardly ever on correct place
A joke of an app
by Lucky lad on 2018/05/20 08:22
No instructions you’ve got to work it out that wouldn’t be to bad but I know the eddy eat dinomite goodby eddy phrase and still you hit the note shown which is the correct note then it s the wrong note more information needed on how to use
The best app for learning fretboard
by humanBonsai on 2018/04/13 17:28
This is a simple app but one whose options allow you to learn the notes on the guitar fretboard in any tuning you choose. You can dial in exactly what you want to learn, whether that is all the notes on one string, all the strings at one fret or a group of frets, or even a single note. You can get it to do exactly what you need and that is the reason it is the best app for learning the fretboard IMHO.
Broken
by ADX Eventide on 2018/03/20 19:13
Nowhere near it’s former self - what a shame.
Mr
by Just plain ol Ray. on 2016/11/23 20:39
Purchased this app , and it is in my opinion first class. Good simple tool that gives you a really good helping hand with the basics of where the notes on the neck are. I am 65 years old and in the process of learning faster with this app than all the aimless "widdling", that I used to do. now my "widdling " is structured . Thank you Ray.
Disappointed
by Tziloom on 2016/01/21 23:22
The app does work properly on my iPad. There is an issue with scaling - with some parts of the GUI cut off from the screen. Going to try and get my money back.
Learn notes in 3 days
by DarthElvira on 2015/12/10 17:59
I've only used the 2 note trainer games. It has been a task I've been afraid to take on. Instead of learning string by string, I learnt all 6 strings 3 frets at a time. Before long you instinctively press the correct notes. I can now write all the whole notes up to the 12th fret on a fretboard diagram in 30 seconds. I can't believe how easy it has ended up being. It's so addictive. It's cool that you can control what strings or what frets you want to learn. I learnt the notes over 3 days (approx 6 hours).
Fret
by Gughytredfvb on 2015/10/04 06:52
Excellent app,the games can be set for any combination of instrument tuning.
Great app
by Johnh7652 on 2015/03/25 23:27
Ive been playing for years now but never learned the notes at all after 3 days now i know 4/6 perfectly. Soon i will know them all thanks to this, it makes it fun and have a variety of games. :)
Review
by Scooterhax on 2013/11/17 13:38
Tried many guitar apps , this is best by far , used it while learning BEAD guitar fretboard method , which you can find on the Internet , BEAD method one of best ways to remember fretboard , this app helps you practise it ,
Excellent app
by Mr Ons on 2013/08/24 14:26
This is a very good app, simple, well designed and well thought out. If you play guitar, bass or mandolin and want to improve your music reading skills this app will help. The four games are very good, and I image that playing each one for a short amount of time every day will help one improve. The graphics look a little soft on the retina display iPad, but don't let that put you off, as it's only a minor thing. This is a good app with well thought out pedagogically focussed games.
Simple but effective
by Eagle-20 on 2013/05/19 18:11
Not as sophisticated as something like 'Guitar Sight Reading Trainer', but nonetheless useful & well designed.
Disappointed!
by lizzylovesart on 2013/05/09 15:22
Maybe I misunderstood how it would work but title says it all - can I have my money back?
Brilliant! 👍
by FairSea on 2012/04/08 11:49
This is the App I have been searching for 🎸 .... It is a must for anyone who is starting to learn a guitar/bass, mandolin etc, or for even someone who is a pro, it can catch you unaware 😄 .... Very addictive too, so guaranteed to learn you what you need to know, well worth the money and a big thumbs up from me 👍🎵
Tried all. This is best
by Cactoose on 2012/01/29 08:12
I've tried all the fret tester/fretboard learning apps. You can tell this was designed by an educator. Great usability, not buggy, fast paced. Easily the best of the bunch. I've wasted £££'s on the others.
Woke up this morning with an idea
by Cowlibob on 2011/11/11 09:11
Found this app, which perfectly fills my need; now I don't need to write the app myself. Well worth the price.
Does the job
by Guitar lj71 on 2011/10/03 19:55
After trying various free apps and finding them disappointing, this one is much better and fun to use. Four different games adds variety.
Not worth the money
by Cheesy Cross on 2011/06/11 18:48
This is poor value for money. Would like my money back.
Learn notes in 3 days
by DarthElvira on 2015/12/10 17:59
I've only used the 2 note trainer games. It has been a task I've been afraid to take on. Instead of learning string by string, I learnt all 6 strings 3 frets at a time. Before long you instinctively press the correct notes. I can now write all the whole notes up to the 12th fret on a fretboard diagram in 30 seconds. I can't believe how easy it has ended up being. It's so addictive. It's cool that you can control what strings or what frets you want to learn. I learnt the notes over 3 days (approx 6 hours).
Excellent app
by Mr Ons on 2013/08/24 14:26
This is a very good app, simple, well designed and well thought out. If you play guitar, bass or mandolin and want to improve your music reading skills this app will help. The four games are very good, and I image that playing each one for a short amount of time every day will help one improve. The graphics look a little soft on the retina display iPad, but don't let that put you off, as it's only a minor thing. This is a good app with well thought out pedagogically focussed games.
The best app for learning fretboard
by humanBonsai on 2018/04/13 17:28
This is a simple app but one whose options allow you to learn the notes on the guitar fretboard in any tuning you choose. You can dial in exactly what you want to learn, whether that is all the notes on one string, all the strings at one fret or a group of frets, or even a single note. You can get it to do exactly what you need and that is the reason it is the best app for learning the fretboard IMHO.
Mr
by Just plain ol Ray. on 2016/11/23 20:39
Purchased this app , and it is in my opinion first class. Good simple tool that gives you a really good helping hand with the basics of where the notes on the neck are. I am 65 years old and in the process of learning faster with this app than all the aimless "widdling", that I used to do. now my "widdling " is structured . Thank you Ray.
Brilliant! 👍
by FairSea on 2012/04/08 11:49
This is the App I have been searching for 🎸 .... It is a must for anyone who is starting to learn a guitar/bass, mandolin etc, or for even someone who is a pro, it can catch you unaware 😄 .... Very addictive too, so guaranteed to learn you what you need to know, well worth the money and a big thumbs up from me 👍🎵
Great app
by Johnh7652 on 2015/03/25 23:27
Ive been playing for years now but never learned the notes at all after 3 days now i know 4/6 perfectly. Soon i will know them all thanks to this, it makes it fun and have a variety of games. :)
Review
by Scooterhax on 2013/11/17 13:38
Tried many guitar apps , this is best by far , used it while learning BEAD guitar fretboard method , which you can find on the Internet , BEAD method one of best ways to remember fretboard , this app helps you practise it ,
A joke of an app
by Lucky lad on 2018/05/20 08:22
No instructions you’ve got to work it out that wouldn’t be to bad but I know the eddy eat dinomite goodby eddy phrase and still you hit the note shown which is the correct note then it s the wrong note more information needed on how to use
Simple but effective
by Eagle-20 on 2013/05/19 18:11
Not as sophisticated as something like 'Guitar Sight Reading Trainer', but nonetheless useful & well designed.
Fret
by Gughytredfvb on 2015/10/04 06:52
Excellent app,the games can be set for any combination of instrument tuning.
Disappointed
by Tziloom on 2016/01/21 23:22
The app does work properly on my iPad. There is an issue with scaling - with some parts of the GUI cut off from the screen. Going to try and get my money back.
Disappointed!
by lizzylovesart on 2013/05/09 15:22
Maybe I misunderstood how it would work but title says it all - can I have my money back?
Great on iPhone but doesn’t work on iPad
by Zlab11 on 2019/05/01 07:58
Developer, please fix iPad version: Blue dot between two strings! Blue dot is hardly ever on correct place
Broken
by ADX Eventide on 2018/03/20 19:13
Nowhere near it’s former self - what a shame.
Tried all. This is best
by Cactoose on 2012/01/29 08:12
I've tried all the fret tester/fretboard learning apps. You can tell this was designed by an educator. Great usability, not buggy, fast paced. Easily the best of the bunch. I've wasted £££'s on the others.
Does the job
by Guitar lj71 on 2011/10/03 19:55
After trying various free apps and finding them disappointing, this one is much better and fun to use. Four different games adds variety.
Woke up this morning with an idea
by Cowlibob on 2011/11/11 09:11
Found this app, which perfectly fills my need; now I don't need to write the app myself. Well worth the price.
Not worth the money
by Cheesy Cross on 2011/06/11 18:48
This is poor value for money. Would like my money back.