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Banjo Chords

by BigFella Software
Rated: All Ages
2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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What's new in version 1.1
  • Minor bug fix

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004DL7DJ8
  • Release Date: March 22, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,061 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Learn fingerings for over 700 banjo chords in all 12 keys
  • View multiple positions for each chord
  • Press play to hear a chord or touch the strings to hear single notes

Product Description

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Technical Details

Size: 194KB
Version: 1.1
Developed By: BigFella Software
Minimum Operating System: Android 1.5
Approximate Download Time: Less than 10 seconds

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This IS for 5-string banjo February 4, 2012
By Penn
I'm reviewing what I can see from the app Test-Drive feature on Amazon: other reviewers are complaining that the app description is misleading and that the app only shows 4 strings rather than 5. For some reason they think this means the chords shown don't apply to the 5 string banjo. They are wrong. After looking at a few chords, it's clear to me -- a bluegrass banjo player with more than a decade of experience -- that this app is indeed showing chords for the 5 string banjo in open G tuning. The app does only show 4 strings, but there's a very good reason for that: THAT'S HOW CHORDS ARE MADE ON THE 5-STRING BANJO! Only in very rare situations does anyone fret the 5th string while making a chord. So why would the app show it?

That aside, I give this only three stars because important voicings of chords are missing. For example, select a D major chord. Only two voicings are shown: the barre chord at the 7th fret and a pitch-correct but mangled version of the canonical D position with the root voiced on the second string, third fret. The fingering shown is mangled (at least in the bluegrass world) because it shows the chord played with the fourth string open. While technically a valid voicing, the chord is not usually played with the fourth string open. Instead, the fourth string is usually fretted at the fourth fret, putting an F# on the bass string, allowing this position to be quickly moved to the closed G chord at the 9th fret, the closed A at the 11th fret, etc. Octaves of the chords are not indicated either -- where's the closed F-shape G chord at the 17th fret? Not shown, that's where. Where's the closed D-shape G chord at the 9th fret? Also not shown.

I was hoping this would be an app I could recommend to my banjo students, but at this point I can't make that recommendation.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Banjo chords only use 4 strings!!!!! October 24, 2012
People, people, people. Banjo chords only use 4 strings. The 5th isn't fretted. Just look at any chord book. Geez. People are just dumb!
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4.0 out of 5 stars STUPID COMPLAINTS March 8, 2014
You can tell that the people complaining about this app are complete nubes. Banjos have five strings, but all the basic chords only need four strings held. For crying out loud, look at your banjo! The 5th string doesn't even start until the fifth fret. Where are basic chords held on all instruments? Within' the first 5 frets.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too simple and incomplete December 28, 2012
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Only two chordshapes are presented . The A (barre) shape and the "D" shape. The "G" shape is not included.
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