Capo Helper

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

When a guitar players uses a capo, and plays a chord, it is not really that chord that is getting played. If a bass or keyboard player wants to play the same chord you have to transpose it. This application will transpose the chords for you for the fret that the capo is placed on. This makes it simpler for everyone else and the guitar player can use their capo as much as they want.

You can also save a fret setting with a song title to come back to later.

Version

2.2.300

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

Change the fret on which the capo is placed by flicking a percentage item picker in the upper left. There are two pairs of columns, each with the original note on the left and capo equiv. on the right. Remember that VO will say 'b' for a flat and '#' for a sharp. I was not able to make the part of the app work where you are supposed to be able to enter chords for a whole song, but since I can't read the phone and play the song at the same time anyhow, that didn't seem like a huge problem.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments

I got this looking for a fast way to convert guitar chords to ukulele chords since we have a concert uke, a tenor uke and a bari all in different keys. I'm not sure it's the best tool for the job. You'd be better off with a 3 X 5 card with the info on it... until the conversion process is just automatic. I don't begrudge the 99 cents, but I wouldn't recommend this necessarily. The nifty part about the app is supposed to be taking a set of chords and shifting them into a different key: not something I was able to make it do... and not what I needed it for. Your mileage may vary. Oh, and I just noticed the support link from iTunes doesn't work...

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