Song One's virtual fretboard allows you to ...
- autoplay and show the fretboard positions of chords that are tapped/swiped in the song editor.
- automatically identify chords of selected notes and add automatically formatted chord symbols to the lyrics.
- explore alternative chord voicings and customize the song's chord diagrams.
- change the tuning, capo position and string count of the fretboard with automatic updates to the song's chord chart.
- autoplay and explore the chords of harmonic fields created with the circle of fifths.
- display over 500 scales on the fretboard and practice them in any tuning.
Song One automatically identifies chords while you use the virtual fretboard. Song One recognizes over 200 chord types and distinguishes between root positions, inversions and altered bass notes. As to string instruments the chord identification takes into account the tuning and the number of strings.
Once enough notes are selected the chord types will appear in a pop-up menu on the right side of the screen. (If necessary click/tap on the flat/sharp icon in the left bottom corner of the fretboard to change the key signature.)
Most note combinations can form more than one chord. In the pop-up menu the first character of the chord symbol identifies the root note (see E, A, G above). If the root note is not the lowest note the chord's inversion is indicated underneath the chord symbol.
The fretboard will indicate all possible string positions of the selected chord's notes. The currently selected notes are shown in blue. Positions in grey represent unselected notes, which can be used to create a different voicing of the same chord. (See the chord diagrams to learn more.)
A pop-up menu appears to offer a variety of popular tunings for guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, mandolin and cavaquinho.
Additionally you may freely set the number of strings and their tuning:
Selectable labels appear to the left of the fretboard representing the pitch and octave of up to eight strings.
A circle will appear above the virtual fretboard:
A scrollable pop-up menu with a search field at the top will appear to allow you to find and select a specific scale (e.g. search for 'Blues' scales):