View Full Version : A web tool I built that calculates chord fingerings (Beta/Seeking a designer)

10-07-2011, 02:59 PM
Feed it a chord name and get a list of fingerings: http://classicalcode.com/ukulele/

I know there are 101 websites that will tell you how to play a chord on the ukulele. The challenge that interested me was two-fold:

1. Parsing the chord from a written name rather then using tedious drop-down menus.

2. Deriving the fingering programmatically rather then relying on a pre-defined chart.

This has mostly just been a programming hobby project for me, but I thought I would share, and see if anyone was interested in such a tool. If this were going to actually be used by people, I would want to have a slicker looking design.

10-07-2011, 04:50 PM
Seriously, that's what I've been looking for.

Usually, I refer this website: http://chordlist.brian-amberg.de/en/ukulele/standard/Fm/ for all chord fingerings. But I think it's a bit too slow to go through the major key and look for particular chords.

I also like your simple and clean design too! It goes to the chord directly.

Thank you for creating it sharing with us.

You might also consider developing a iPhone/Android app for that. That would definitely be wonderful.

One thing though, I tried creating a fancy chord name like 'hello world'. The web just blew up :D

10-07-2011, 05:13 PM
Best thing since sliced bread- I want things this quickly, and I thank you for your efforts here!

10-07-2011, 05:34 PM
@captbaritone thanks for sharing this tool, always useful to have a chord finder tool.

10-07-2011, 05:43 PM
How about making this an app for the iPhone?

Loupin' Flech
10-07-2011, 06:28 PM
Excellent tool!:)

10-07-2011, 06:35 PM
I like this. I second the idea of making this a smart phone app. That would be very handy !

10-08-2011, 01:07 AM
Thanks for this its nice and easy to use.

10-08-2011, 01:36 AM
That is pretty brilliant!

10-08-2011, 02:08 AM
This is almost every beginner musician's dream (for ukuleles)

10-08-2011, 02:40 AM
Yeah you need an error message rather than an abend, a quick fix......excellent job!

10-08-2011, 03:31 AM
Oh man, this is mint! Thanks.

modern day ukuleleist
10-08-2011, 06:28 PM
Is this legit?

Third suggested fingering for the E chord just saved my life.

10-08-2011, 09:55 PM
Excellent please make an android app! Superb

10-08-2011, 10:20 PM
Really great work!

10-08-2011, 10:42 PM
An excellent tool - Well done.

10-08-2011, 11:14 PM
Who needs a design, its pretty good as a simple tool :D

10-08-2011, 11:57 PM
Nice tool, but that E-chord doesn't seem right.

10-09-2011, 03:05 AM
Amazing. Excellent and everything else said above. What a nice tool. Thanks so much

10-09-2011, 03:06 AM
Please submit this as an app. This is a lifechanger

10-09-2011, 05:14 AM
Nice! Thanks.

10-09-2011, 05:33 AM
Hi Captbaritone

This is a very nice piece of work. I have just given it a quick test drive and thrown some awkward chords at and it does very well.
However I came across a couple of chords that it is missing examples for.
A few examples: 1st position for Fmaj7 (one of my favorite chords) is 2413 this one isn't outputted or the very common 2nd position for a C chord 5433 isn't outputted either. Also the classic (Hawaiian) D7 chord 2020 is not outputted either.
I am guessing it just needs a bit of a tweak to sort this out. Other than it missing certain chords, I think it is an incredibly useful tool and I shall be saving it to my favorites for future reference.
Keep up the great work

10-09-2011, 05:41 AM
Sorry just found another glitch, After reading further back in this thread the talk about the E chord.
If you type in E, the third chord down is actually an E5 (so only made up of 2 repeated notes) All major chords have 3 notes present.
I'll stop looking for problems now.
Good luck with a great project!

10-09-2011, 11:44 AM
Found one error. F6 missed the barre across the fifth fret ( C F A D ).
Still, looks like a great tool.


10-09-2011, 12:06 PM
does'nt seem to be working now

10-09-2011, 02:32 PM
This is great. Luv it.

10-09-2011, 04:34 PM
I really like it. Are you making an iphone ap?

10-09-2011, 06:12 PM
Very cool! Congratulations on a very useful tool.
How do you find a B flat? When I type that in I get errors?
And iPhone app would we way too cool. Anyway, it's a job well done. Thank you.

10-09-2011, 08:48 PM
Hobo use lower case b for flats (i.e. Bb) and hash for Sharps (i.e. F#)

10-11-2011, 12:18 AM
awesome! thanks a bunch!!