Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Mobile Apps for Guitarists

Frankly, I don't know of any mobile app for guitar which caters to all of my needs. But things are improving slowly and there are quite a few apps which are useful enough. Here's a list of a few mobile apps for the guitarists among you. Note that, not all of them are freeware and they don't support all models of handset. Check out the product homepage links for supported handset and other info. Also if you are looking for guitar softwares to use on your computer look here , here  and here
Maestro has been designed as a easy to use tool for musicians. It can provide a single tuning note, a tuning tool for instruments (Violin, Viola, `Cello, Guitar, Concert A, Middle C, B flat, E flat) and a Metronome [32-250 bpm, with 1-9 beats per bar (measure)]

Chord Maestro
It can be used for learning chords, writing songs, looking up those more exotic chords, training the ear, and many more things. And best of all it runs on your mobile phone, so you can bring it along anywhere you go! 

This simple Java application will run on all MIDP2 compliant devices and basically helps you tune your guitar by playing the correct note for each string. You can select standard tuning (E,A,D,G,B,E) down to 2 notes down-tuned (C,G,Eb,Bb,F,C)

MusicMaker Metronome
Turn your mobile into a fully equipped Metronome. Set Speed,Beats and Volume or tune your instrument. With LED effects for Beat recognition. 

Guitar Camertone 
A guitar tuner for Motorola E398 and ROKR E1.

Guitar Mobile Tools  

It consists of  
- metronome
- tuner emulation with 22 open tunes
- list of 780 chords
- list of 384 scales
- editable chords rounds
- playlist
- tips for musicians.

Please let me know if anyone knows of more such apps!


Anonymous said...

I made a little mobile guitar site for www.howtotuneaguitar.org, it has thousands of chords and standard tuning notes for reference tones that can be used on any phone that can surf the net.

Check out www.howtotuneaguitar.org on a mobile device.


Anonymous said...

Let me know what you think. I like some of your articles; good content!


geekynickhere said...

Hi Tom. Yeah you got a nice and useful website for guitarists. I have been to your site before, in fact I have also listed your site in my post about guitar tuners which you can check out here http://apusay.blogspot.com/2008/01/free-online-guitar-tuner.html


tommy2toes said...

That is actually how I found your post Apu

tommy2toes said...

Wordpress publishes people who link to my site - that is how I found it. So I saw that article first.

Sorry, thought I would be clearer.