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TomChord is a music app that detects guitar chord/guitar chord progression and displays the chords, in real-time, along the top of the screen. It also displays and color codes the root notes of each chord, providing users with a graphical representation of the chord's amplitude/root note(s). While it's not perfect, it doesn't claim to be and does exactly what it says. It's a great tool for budding/inexperienced musicians and weekend warriors alike.

What's New

Last update caused a bug that caused recorded audio to play back through the speaker/headphones and caused feedback.

This is now fixed

App Description

"Exceptional Detectional" 4/5 stars
- 148Apps

Learn to play "Teardrops On My Guitar" by Taylor Swift, with tomChord 2.0 on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OO-UePPCXo

What the users are saying:
"This is a great tool unusually tucked away in the store. Highly recommended."
- Brian Rice (US)

"By far, from what I have seen, this is the most user friendly chord app out there"
- Aceautomation (Canada)

"I fully recommend this app to any beginner players, professionals, producers, composers, recording engineers... The list goes on. "
- Warren Hutton (Canada)

tomChord is NOT just a chord library!

It is a tool to help musicians learn to play along with songs as well as train their musical ear!

The unique Detection feature will analyze music through the microphone and tell the user what chords are heard as well as what key.

Using advanced harmonic algorithms tomChord can reach up to 95% accuracy in ideal conditions.

tomChord's easy, intuitive interface gives you note, key, and chord information on one screen.

Results are based on approximately 3 samples per second for the iPhone 3GS.

tomChord will run on the iPhone 3G but there is extra lag and it lacks animation features. The iPhone 3GS is recommended for best results.

New in 2.1:
You can now load songs from your iPod library!

- No waiting time! The detection is still done in real time so you can play the song seconds after loading it!
- Detection from original audio data increases accuracy due to no background noise
- Slow down the song to hear every note
- Navigate to any point in the song for playback

New in 2.0:

A new algorithm allows tomChord to run in real time with a 4x faster refresh rate.

A volume control allows filtering of background noise and increased accuracy!

An improved user interface with new intuitive controls and results as well as HD iPhone 4 retina graphics.

Various crashing problems fixed.

Piano Major and Minor chords added

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

March 06, 2012 New version 2.2.1
February 26, 2012 New version 2.2.0
February 10, 2012 Price Decrease: $9.99 -> FREE!
December 17, 2011 New version 2.1.4
June 14, 2010 Initial Release

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