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Hogger
10-28-2009, 05:59 AM
I have been doing some searching for uke apps for my new iPhone, and wondering if any of you can point me towards some good ones. I have UkeTune which is a good tuning app, and FretBoard which I'm still trying to figure out.
Any other good ones.

Lori
10-28-2009, 06:17 AM
I like UkeChords a lot. It shows you chord diagrams. Ukulele is kind of fun, even though it sounds more like steel drums than ukulele strings. It is kind of like a toy uke (it doesn't look like a toy though), and you strum over different rows to make various chords.

I didn't really like Ukulele San much.

–Lori

SailorQwest
10-28-2009, 06:34 AM
I've only tried Ukechords & Ukefingers. Both are chord chart apps. I like Ukefingers a lttle better, mainly because it has 3 Ukulele tunings and you can see 3 cords at a time. You can't sound the cords though.

thejumpingflea
10-28-2009, 06:42 AM
I've only tried Ukechords & Ukefingers. Both are chord chart apps. I like Ukefingers a lttle better, mainly because it has 3 Ukulele tunings and you can see 3 cords at a time. You can't sound the cords though.

UkuFingers is a program I actually helped develop!

It is a wonderful program that really shows you how to play all variations of any chord. It is a great tool for any level of ukulele player. I'd recommend everyone check it out.

sweets
10-28-2009, 07:14 AM
GuitarToolkit is $10, but totally worth it. Shows all chord inversions as well as scales up and down the fretboard. You choose whether it shows you the intervals, note names, or suggested fingerings. It has a tuner and a really good metronome. There's even a mode where you put in a fingering and it tells you what chord you're playing. It comes pre-loaded with C and D tunings, both re-entrant and low G/A, but you can add custom tunings that then work with the chord and scale finders.

theukuleleman
01-10-2010, 01:40 PM
ukulele san is so much fun!

mumkin
01-10-2010, 02:43 PM
An app called MiSonata: Ukulele Edition (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/misonata-ukulele-edition/id348875934?mt=8) was released a few days ago. Not many reviews yet, but apparently they "partnered with KoAloha" on the sound of the virtual instrument. For $1.99, I suppose I could be tempted. My only concern would be that their "patent-pending tablature system" might not be applicable to playing in the Real World.

uke552
01-10-2010, 02:54 PM
Ukulele Chord Kumu is decent. It has a tuner and chord diagrams, I have used it several times while traveling.

EDW
01-10-2010, 02:56 PM
UkeMaster is quite good. It has a number of really nice features.

I just checked out Ukufingers---it looks great!

phanzo
01-10-2010, 03:25 PM
UkuFingers is a program I actually helped develop!

It is a wonderful program that really shows you how to play all variations of any chord. It is a great tool for any level of ukulele player. I'd recommend everyone check it out.

$4 though...really!? Should I REALLY check it out for that kind of money??

(Matt, if you would like to PM a redemption code, I would be MORE than happy to check it out ;) )

kissing
01-11-2010, 12:08 AM
lol well I guess if one could REALLY not afford a uke, but happened to have an Iphone xD

I tried Ukulele-san.
Didn't like it.. couldn't figure out how it worked

jkevinwolfe
01-13-2010, 04:50 AM
For those using the nifty uke chord finder at http://www.ukulele.nl/chordfinder.php, UkeMaster is created by the same folks and has a lot more chords. I also have Ukulele and UkeChords, but thought UkeMaster was worth the $4 for a VERY extensive interactive chord book and finder.

Pippin
01-13-2010, 10:39 AM
I just bought UkeChords at the iTunes store for my iPod Touch. I just might have to write a review after I play with it a bit.

Hogger
01-13-2010, 10:48 AM
The two I use most are Ukulele San, and miSonota. miSonota is great, but they need to disable the sleep timer in the phone.
DO NOT get Ukulele Tutor.

koalohapaul
01-13-2010, 05:26 PM
Wow. Seems like you guys got miSonata fast. The app was written by one of our former part timers. He and his partners are doing full time iPhone apps. What's cool about miSonata is they took sound clips from a KoAloha. We got to see the progress of the app along the way and it was really cool to see it as it evolved. I just talked to Ryan, the developer. He said that the next update will include bug fixes, such as the sleep timer issue. Eventually, we'll be adding different sound clips from each instrument in our line. It won't be like holding the real thing, but you can get an idea of what each model sounds like if you don't live within driving distance of a store with physical product.

kilaana
01-17-2010, 09:36 AM
While not strictly a uke app, I just got one called MySongbook. It lets you import songs in chordpro format (or download them from chordie.com), and displays them nicely on your phone. You can also configure it for ukulele, so when you tap on a chord name in the song, it will display the uke chord fingering. It also has a nice autoscroll feature to scroll through the display so you can play along easily. Its not perfect, but for 2 bucks, it's a nice way to keep chords and lyrics for lots and lots of songs handy in your phone (instead of the pilies and piles I've been printing out lately!).

- Jill

Scottz
02-01-2010, 02:05 PM
Are there any decent chromatic tuner apps available?

ToanIsAnIdiot
02-02-2010, 02:37 AM
GuitarToolkit has a pretty chromatic tuner. Ive also been hearing good things about Peterson's Strobe tuner app "iStroboSoft".

miSonata definately looks like fun. will need to get more itunes credit to check it out.

rubenken
02-02-2010, 02:27 PM
Wow. Seems like you guys got miSonata fast. The app was written by one of our former part timers. He and his partners are doing full time iPhone apps. What's cool about miSonata is they took sound clips from a KoAloha. We got to see the progress of the app along the way and it was really cool to see it as it evolved. I just talked to Ryan, the developer. He said that the next update will include bug fixes, such as the sleep timer issue. Eventually, we'll be adding different sound clips from each instrument in our line. It won't be like holding the real thing, but you can get an idea of what each model sounds like if you don't live within driving distance of a store with physical product.

I downloaded miSonata and it looks neat, but I haven't been able to make it do anything. Their instructions are kind of gibberish (at least to me), and there doesn't seem to be any help online. So far it's been a waste of time. Any thing I'm missing? (Guess so)

thejumpingflea
02-02-2010, 03:23 PM
Go with UkuFingers.

An arrangers best friend.

AlanZ
02-02-2010, 04:08 PM
It took a while for me to figure out miSonata too. I got most of it to work.

in Free play, you fret the strings with your left hand, and strum with your right hand (across the strings in the greyed area near the bottom of the screen)

When learning a song, the descending green numbers indicate the fret you're supposed to press on that string and then strum that string.

Give this a shot, see if it starts to make sense... the help screens are useful only after you know what you're supposed to be doing.

Here's a little video I found


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KVBDyNxR00

nettuno
05-19-2011, 12:08 AM
Check this, it's the best ukulele app for iPhone and also free!
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ukulele-free-songs-hawaiian/id435085648?mt=8

blab
05-19-2011, 06:17 AM
+1 for GuitarToolkit.

Can't find miSonata in my AppStore. Is it country specific?

mendel
05-19-2011, 07:04 AM
uke-tabs is cool. It has the chords for a bajillion songs. it is easier than carrying sheet music everywhere.

mr moonlight
05-19-2011, 07:09 AM
+1 for GuitarToolkit.

Can't find miSonata in my AppStore. Is it country specific?

Another +1 for GuitarToolkit. It has an ukulele option that will change all the chord diagrams, scales and tuner to the ukulele.

mthurman52
05-20-2011, 05:59 AM
GuitarToolkit is $10, but totally worth it. Shows all chord inversions as well as scales up and down the fretboard. You choose whether it shows you the intervals, note names, or suggested fingerings. It has a tuner and a really good metronome. There's even a mode where you put in a fingering and it tells you what chord you're playing. It comes pre-loaded with C and D tunings, both re-entrant and low G/A, but you can add custom tunings that then work with the chord and scale finders.

I second that. I use it for uke and guitar

sakko
06-24-2011, 06:21 AM
Why not try UkuleleSensei
You can memo the chords and animate it while you are playing.

Noobie
06-24-2011, 06:44 AM
Here's the music apps on my iPhone:

UkeTabs - Its buggy, and really doesn't display well (especially with the phone vertical), but a great resource.
ClearTune - One of the most accurate tuners for the iPhone, beautiful interface, and inexpensive.
Tempo - Awesome metronome app.
Polytune - Not a ukulele app, but if you gave a guitar be sure to check it out. It's amazing!

hapuna
06-24-2011, 07:28 AM
Are there any decent chromatic tuner apps available?

Yeah I would like a good FREE tuner. I tried a couple but found them "twitchy". The thing jumps all over the place so its hard to tell when you hit the mark. I have A# ITUNA which is OK but still not as good as the free android app my friend has.

hapuna
06-24-2011, 07:29 AM
You know it would be great to have a "stickied" post showing best aps with pricing and a brief description that we could add to as new stuff comes out

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
06-27-2011, 10:57 AM
Anyone know if miSonata or similar app is still available? I can't seem to find it.

allanr
06-27-2011, 02:29 PM
While ten bucks is a lot of money for an iPhone app, I think that Guitar Toolkit is worth it.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
06-28-2011, 06:21 AM
Thanks for that allenr. I'll look 'em up. Is there anything specifically for ukulele in it?