Banjo Companion

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

The Banjo has been a neglected instrument on the iPhone, until now! It is several tools in one - a handy Banjo tuner, a huge list of chord charts, and an even bigger list of scales. Look things up. Learn how to play. Join that string band!


  • Simple Intuitive Interface
  • Tuner (learn how to tune by ear)
  • Chord Charts (multiple positions for each chord)
  • Scales (from Pentatonic Major to Blues Minor, and everything in between) 
  • Numbered Finger Positions 
  • Auto Strum - Hear the chord you selected 
  • Manual Strum - Play the chord by swiping across the strings 
  • Dynamic String Indicators - Show which string/note is playing 
  • One-Touch Help - All the info you need right on the main screen
  • Pegs along bottom of screen control tuner. Click to play a note, click to stop playing.
  • Charts and chords are displayed on instrument neck. Orange note indicates a "Root" note.

It's a crisp mountain morning. The sun is beginning to shine, and the birds are beginning to chirp. Over the crystal sounds of a river running through the mountain, the twang of a Banjo fills the air!



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

I was pretty excited when I saw this, but it's a bust, I'm afraid.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Few buttons are clearly labeled.


Some parts of the app are accessible with VoiceOver, but not enough to make it usable.

Other Comments

The ad copy looks like this is supposed to contain all kinds of scales and other useful features, but I sure can't get to them.


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