Download Guitar Focus - Scales & Modes apk 2.3.1 free for Android smartphone
Apk file size: 10.0 MB
Beautiful, minimalist visualization tool to learn scales on guitar-style instruments.
The most unique aspect of this app is its chord/mode view, where you see a scale's notes as intervals from a chosen scale degree (i.e. mode intervals), with the chord tones (1,3,5) emphasized. This helps you learn scales in the context its chords, i.e. learn the true "color" of notes when played over a particular chord (or while implying it with chord-melody playing). With this view, each dot is visually weighted (styled differently) according to its importance; By default, chord tones have the higher emphasis, the two additional notes that make the pentatonic scale have a medium emphasis, and the two others that completes the scale have low emphasis. You can change these visual weights, to put your focus on a particular extended chord or practice any arpeggios.
Note: Each scale's degree correspond to a mode name - here these are just labels to differenciate the palettes of intervals in a scale. "Mixolydian" may be easier to remember and more evocative than "the fifth mode of the major scale"...
There are two fretboards so you can practice over chord or scale changes, and there's a moving and resizable window that let you focus on a (more or less) narrow region of the fretboard.
• 3 scales: Diatonic, Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor;
• 3 views: chord/mode intervals, scale notes or scale degrees;
• Left-handers support;
• Guitar, Bass and other instrument support: chose from 3 to 6 string;
• Portrait orientation / vertical fretboard (manual setting, also works for left-handers);
• Custom tuning;
• Light theme;
• [chord/mode view] Normal or compound intervals display (2,4,6 vs 9,11,13);
• Open strings (highlight string and hide notes), or hide completely any string for special exercises;
• Choose one of 12 colors as a fretboard's color theme;
• Freely scroll to any position up to the 24th fret.
If you are a beginner or if you have difficulties, see this page: http://sublimeid.com/guitarfocus/en.html - You'll find detailed instructions and a beginner guide.
Have a suggestions or a bug to report ? Please email me at [email protected]
Now have fun !
• Fixed: settings menu and tips not working for system language other than French or English;
• Added: German translation for the settings menu and info tips (thanks Uli!);
• Fixed: notes not showing when opening the app if the fretboard was set to scale degrees or note names;
• Fixed: focus region at wrong position in various situations.
• Support for devices with x86 (intel) processor;
José Roux part of our Music & Audio and have average installs from 50 to 100. Last Update Aug. 9, 2015. Google play rating is 90.0. Current verison is 2.3.1. Actual size 10.0 MB.