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Offline MrPB

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Chord recognition app
« on: October 13, 2020, 09:56:30 pm »
Is there an app that recognises a chord I’m playing?

Specifically to be able to tell if I’m playing it clearly
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Re: Chord recognition app
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 10:40:25 pm »
There is a software product called Riffstation that you can use to identify the chords in a song that is fairly accurate. But I am not sure if it would address your question, as you sound as if you are trying to analyse your own playing ? I guess I would suggest you need to use your ears ie transcribe. What type of chords are you talking about ? For example you are learning chords from Justin's Beginner Course and want to compare your playing a chord against his ? Just listen as I doubt if there is any software out there to do that specifically and give you feedback on quality. Only you can do that.

Conversely are you trying to identify a chord you are "fingering" but are not sure what chord it is ? If that's the case use something like SmartChord. It has various functions including marking out a chord on the fretboard with your input and telling what chord or chords it might be ie because of the fingering and permutations of inversions it may give you multiple answers.

Hope that helps but I am not really sure what you are driving at.

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Re: Chord recognition app
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 10:43:53 pm »
Yes there is such an app - called "Uberchord" which I have used for several years now on IOS.  Just install the free version, press "Chords" and then the microphone symbol and play a chord.  I used to subscribe to their lessons but it expired long ago but I keep it for just that purpose - chord recognition. And its good at it.
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Re: Chord recognition app
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 07:27:52 pm »
Cheers
Yeah I was thinking of something can tell me If I am accurate when playing eg a G chord etc
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Re: Chord recognition app
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2020, 10:34:40 pm »
If you are following the course and each of Justin's lessons and he is teaching as your example a G chord, listen to Justin and then your own chord. Just use your ears, there is really no need for any king of app to make that comparison. If your guitar is in tune and you are fingering the chord or any chord Justin is teaching it should sound correct. It will only sound wrong if your guitar is not in tune or your fingering is wrong. Sorry to be blunt but you do not need an app to confirm you are playing it right. You need to use your ears to listen and compare don't rely on technology as you have the best frequency analysers either side of your head and the brain works out the rest.

Think of folk learning guitar back in the 50s 60s 70s. They did not have computers. They did not have the internet. They did not have "apps". They had some old books a gramaphone, 45s and there ears. You have to hear what you are playing. Its as simple as that. Be confident your ears will not fail you and don't rely on software to teach to the basics.

Mr PB this might sound like tough love but its meant with all the right intentions. Trust me.

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Re: Chord recognition app
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2020, 10:52:58 pm »
Cheers Toby, good point well made

I’m fairly confident with ‘most’ of my chords but thought it would be useful
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