Written iPhone App Review
Teaching yourself the guitar is not an easy task. I picked up my first guitar a few years ago and started out the same way most people do – find a song you like, and try to play it. So you search the internet for the tab or the chords, and when you finally get it, you find yourself staring at a progression like C, Asus2, Bmaj7 Ebm9. Come again? What the hell is Asus2?
Some tab authors are nice and provide you with the chord structures, but a lot don’t. And when they don’t, it often takes a lot of google-time to find them all. 7 Chords is a handy little app from Wunderwerk that provides an easily searchable database of more than 1500 commonly used (and not so commonly used) guitar chords, taking some of the pain out of learning to play your guitar.
7 Chords features just about every chord variation you could imagine. Sus2, sus4, 5, +, 6, 7, 7sus4, o7, 7b5, 7+5, 7b9, 7#9, maj7, 9, 13, m, m6, m7, m7b5, mMaj7 and m9. The interface for finding a chord is intuitive and easy to use. Simply use the pick-wheel to choose the chord base (A, A#/Bb, B etc) and then use the second wheel to scroll to the desired variant. (see images)
You can also listen to all the chords by just tapping on the screen. Tap once to hear the strings plucked, tap twice to hear the chord strummed. The chord diagrams show you fret number, finger placement and barre. All the different voicings for each chord are also easily accessible with a quick swipe of the finger.
At $1.99, this is a must-have app for any guitarist.
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