March 15, 2011 by Tim
A few weeks a go Calven Eggert of Mulva and Gipple contacted me about a free (Yes as cheap as free) app for the iPhone called Chords4Uke. I don’t own a iPhone currently so I convinced one of my co-workers to install it on his phone, and have been stealing his phone for lunch to play with this wonderful little app.
Side Note: This will work on an iPhone touch also, the tuner may have issues on some of the older ones that do not have a built-in mic, but remedied with iPhone head phones with the mic or attach one with one of the many adapters.
- Great if you are like me and like to find new ways to play chords, like G, D, D7 are great at the second fret. A lot less movement of the fingers and more control over muting or jazzing things up.
- Since it is on an iPhone it is with you all the time (assuming you are like me and carry your phone with you.)
- You can easily switch from C to D tuning, so if you are new to baritone you can actually play with the “regular” uke people.
- Simple to find the chord anywhere on the neck and add the 7th or augment it.
- Intuitive interface.
- Did I mention that it is free?
- Tuner is not perfect compared to my clip-on tuners, but it works in a pinch.
- I wish it was a Flash web app (I don’t own an iPhone, so….)
And please comment below about what you think.