Tools tab includes a metronome to assist you with playing at a steady tempo. GuitarTuna Play subscription gives you access to minigames you can use to learn to play guitar chords.
The metronome plays beats per minute (BPM). You can adjust the BPM rating by sliding the Green ball, by tapping the -/+ buttons or by tapping the Hand button. You can pick any tempo from 30 to 240. To toggle the metronome on and off tap the play/pause button.
When you tap the Time signature button, you can pick from a list of different time signatures.
The Chord library includes chords and finger recommendations for guitar and ukulele.
You can change between root notes and chord types by swiping left and right on the rows. When you swipe over the chord diagram, you can view different chord variations and octaves.
Tapping the upper right corner, allows you to switch between sharp (♯) and flat (♭) chords.
To hear what the chord sounds like, tap the Megaphone button.
This collection includes minigames you can use to learn to recognize chord shapes. The shapes are shown as finger positions on the fretboard.
When you open a minigame, you see the chord shape on the fretboard and hear what the chord sounds like. Once you start a game, it shows you a shape and you have to pick between the chord names to match the shape. Don’t worry if you pick a wrong one; you can retry as many times as you want.
This minigame is similar to Learn chords and you can use it to learn chord shapes on the fretboard. When you open a game, you need to fill the finger positions by tapping on the correct string and fret. Once filled, you play the chord by swiping the screen across the fretboard, making sure to only use the required strings for the chord.
In the Ear trainer minigames, you pick the chord based on what it sounds like. When you open a game, the app shows you a chord name and plays it, so that you hear what it sounds like. You then listen to the app play chords and pick a chord name from the options in the bottom of the screen. As new chords are added to the game, the app shows you the chord name and plays it. While you play a game, you can replay the chord sound by tapping the speaker in the middle of the screen.
Play chords as you see
For this minigame, you need a guitar. When you open the game, you can pick from several different chord combinations. Once you select the one you want, you need to play the chords shown on the screen and the app evaluates how you play. The more chords you play correctly in a row, the higher your score will be.
When you see an X above a string, it means that you should not play it to strum the chord. If a string required for the chord shows red, check that your fingers are on the right frets and on the right strings.
Play from memory
This minigame is similar to Play chords you see and you need a guitar for this one as well. The difference is that the game does not show the finger position of the chord you play when you start. If you are not sure about the finger position, the app shows it to you after a few seconds of starting the game.
Custom chord game
When you open the custom chord game, you can pick between 4 and 6 chords and create your own minigame. Once you’ve selected the chords, you also get to pick what type of minigame you want to play with them. When you toggle the Unlimited time to green, there is no timer on your chosen game.