Chord App

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  1. riachuelo

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    Does anyone use a good app on their phone as a chord resource? Not interested in tabs for songs -- just the equivalent of a chord encyclopedia to consult. Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
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    I like Smartchord. It also has a cord naming function if you know the chord but not it's name.
     
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    +1 Smartchord. Paid version don't be a Jabroni. All kinds of great stuff. If I'm not on here on my phone I'm playing around in there.
     
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    ChordBank is pretty good - and free.
     
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    Create your own...by learning *how* chords are created...and make your OWN chordbook. Learn by doing.
     
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    Yup, I've been working pretty hard on that and my chord spelling is getting pretty good. Still not to the point though where I can quickly interpret some stuff beyond the 7th chords. Trying to play jazz chord melody is forcing me to get better though.
     
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    That's exactly how I had my "Chordal Jazz" students do it...create their OWN chordbook.
     
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    I remember when I had this thin little book in my guitar case that had all the chords and their inversion. I guess I'm giving away my age
     
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    Circle of Chords and Jam Box. GetChord is pretty cool but the others I think I added through Fenders sight already with a Tuner which is alright also.
     
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    I appreciate the suggestion, but I don't think having something to consult necessarily means you don't understand or respect theory, how chords are built or any of the other knowledge that study and practice bring you. I am not asking for a cheat sheet, just a reference. Even great chefs resort to recipe books from time to time.
     
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    Not once they've become a Chef...but...agreed, when learning NEW culinary works.

    This article briefly provides one way to "learn" how to make jazz chords: http://www.angelfire.com/fl4/moneychords/creatingjazzchords.html
     
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    Another vote for Smartchord. It is free, includes every chord under the sun (for a variety of instruments) as well as scales, arpeggios, and a variety of other goodies. I often pull it up when I need to see a quick chord for my guitar or mandolin.
     
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    I have Tekachords, I can't say I've used it enough to justify having it. I need more practice on Dm before I move on to Dm +7 dim5 arctangent 12.
     
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    Yes grandpa, carve it out of wood yourself. Sometimes it's nice to look something up. I play in church and it has all these crazy chords which might be the same thing but named differently. An app is a nice way to do a quick check as opposed to working it all out every single time.
     
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    Chord! for iOS is great. It’s the only chord app on my phone these days.
     
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    I use "chord!"
     
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    D’addario tools. Chords reference (you give it the name and it shows how to play it) and chord finder (it tells you the name), scales, modes, tuner etc. it’s free!
     
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