The ul­ti­mate chords app?

Guitar Techniques - - Intro -

RealChords is a new gui­tar app that, we’re told, un­locks a “trea­sure trove of chords and ar­range­ments to turbo-charge gui­tar play­ers’ de­vel­op­ment”. Con­ceived and de­vel­oped by Aus­tralian gui­tarist Rob Grenville, it is de­signed for play­ers of all lev­els and abil­i­ties. It uses an in­no­va­tive ‘slide rule’ fea­ture to ex­plain chord struc­ture.

Grenville hatched the ba­sic idea for the app around 30 years ago: “I de­cided to play pro­fes­sion­ally,” he said, “but I had a lot to learn and I needed to learn it fast. I made a slide-ruler for gui­tar chords out of card­board and clear plas­tic sheets, with all the notes marked in colour. It fast-tracked my play­ing and al­ways struck a chord with my stu­dents. When I got my first iPad I re­alised it was the per­fect plat­form for the con­cept”.

The App has many fea­tures in­clud­ing: a ‘swipe to change key’ func­tion, link­ing all chords in all keys; a ‘dis­play all notes’ fea­ture pro­vid­ing con­text at a glance; 52 types of chords; the abil­ity to see all chords in the con­text of the to­tal scheme for each chord; the abil­ity to save all pos­si­ble chord shapes, and more.

RealChords is avail­able for iPad ($4.99) and iPhone ($1.99). So check ‘em out at the App Store!

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