Capo - Learn Music by Ear

Last modified
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Description of App

"Quite simply the best and only app you need to learn how to play a song. The chord detection is accurate and having Capo touch on the iPhone now is great,
where I need it the most —on the fly in a rehearsal studio. Useful, easy to understand, and packed with features, Capo is the secret weapon for figuring
out how a song is played."
- Billy Morrison, guitarist for Billy Idol and Royal Machines

“Capo’s a lifesaver, it truly is! I always carry my iPad, and now I can use Capo there and on my computer. I love the initial auto chord detection and
the Add Chord button to catch every detail of the performance. It takes all the guessing out of learning transition notes, intros, outros, etc. I check
everything in Capo!”
- Kenny Wright, bassist for John Legend, Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa, and more

Capo touch helps you learn the music in your iTunes library quickly. By slowing your music, automatically detecting chords, or changing key, this new iOS
version of the award-winning Mac App Capo's capabilities let you learn to play your songs faster than ever. Capo touch features SuperMegaUltraGroovy's
brand new Chord Intelligence engine.

Capo touch will change the way you learn to play music and you will no longer regard your favorite bands’ music as inaccessible to play yourself. You can
learn to play any music you have as a recorded audio file. This is the future of learning to play music. It’s no wonder the Mac version of Capo won a prestigious
Apple Design Award and was named by Apple one of the 30 Amazing Apps to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Mac.

With Capo you can learn songs in an intuitive and flexible way. Your iTunes library is immediately visible when you launch Capo touch. The automatic chord
detection appears quickly when you load a song from your iTunes library then updates instantly as you change the key, place a capo on your instrument,
or switch tunings. With iCloud Sync, your adjustments will be made automatically on all your Apple devices, iOS and Mac.

World-class musicians are praising Capo’s flexibility, speed, and reliability for learning and experimenting with music. Whether used in their day-to-day
work of learning music for a tour or just to grow as a musician, Capo is inspiring some of today’s top musicians in the industry.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

When you first open the app, you will be presented with 5 pages worth of indtroduction/tutorial. on this introduction screen, you need to double tap and hold to right edge of the screen and swipe it to left in order for it to switch to the next page.
You will be able to select the song that you want to work on as your project, but when you get to the interesting part of the app, where you can see the breakdown of the song, the only thing you can accomplish is to play the original song. I also tried to double tap the HUD New Region button, and i was presented with bunch of poorly labelled buttons, which it does not make sense to me at all. I tried double tapping on them, and I have noticed no difference to the music quality at all.

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

Great concept but it is not great enough to be useable for Voice Over users.

Developer's Twitter Username



0 people have recommended this app