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Fret Friend : Chords and Scales

By Turon Technologies, Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Fret Friend is the ultimate scale and chord dictionary for guitar. It allows you to quickly look up fingering up and down the neck for mastering technical exercises and improving soloing ability. Fret Friend can calculate the fretboard location of all notes in any of 33 chords or 17 scales across 17 root notes for more than 9,500 combinations.



- Fast, intuitive guitar neck interface
- Uncluttered full screen display

- Quickly browse through scale and chord possibilities
- Smoothly pan and pinch zoom across the entire neck

- Select from over ten different stringed instruments: guitar (12 tunings), bass (4 and 5 string), banjo, ukulele (4 tunings), mandolin, mandola, mandocello, lute (2 tunings), archlute, violin, viola, and cello


Version 1.1 contains the core functionality, but we plan on submitting the following upgrades as soon as possible:

- Custom skin colors and drawing
- Tuner
- Metronome
- Virtual guitar instrument

Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we are constantly improving this application. We urge you to visit our support site to submit your suggestions and concerns, or email us at

Version 1.0 (2010): Initial version
Version 1.1 (2012/4/16): Added instruments and tunings.

What's New in Version 1.1.2

Over 25 new tunings and instruments!
Last instrument selection preserved over restart.


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Customer Reviews

Lacks a couple things!

Nice Layout, When the instrument you want is present and CORRECT then the note-names and locations are accurate. For scales, groups of notes are not delimited in the way a scale book would use, that is, this program shows every note on a given fingerboard at once and leaves it to the player to figure out groupings and fingerings. The two aspects I downloaded the app for are missing or are unusable due to errors. #1: There is no guitar tuned to DADGAD. #2: The 5-string banjo is so wrong as to be mostly useless. All strings are the same length and the tuning is inverted! I tried a workaround by choosing "Lefty" mode, but the string thicknesses are still wrong and the 5th string displays incorrect pitches since in real life this string begins at the 5th fret! Turon: please consult a banjo player and work out this part of the app! When I tried to submit a comment in "support" (3 times), I wasn't able to do so, hence the review here.

Fret Friend : Chords and Scales
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Size: 1.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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