Flash Chords Free

Flash Chords Free


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You know some music theory? You understand musical notation? But when you see a chord, you start scratching your head?

Then Flash Chords is for you.

Flash Chords is a game which trains you to recognize chords on sheet music and on the piano keyboard.


Flash Chords contains 4 similar games:

○ Treble Clef
Flash Chords shows you a chord in musical notation using a treble clef and three possible names for the chord. You pick the correct name.

○ Bass Clef
Flash Chords shows you a chord in musical notation using a bass clef and three possible names for the chord. You pick the correct name.

○ Piano Keyboard
Flash Chords shows you a chord on the piano keyboard and three possible names for the chord. You pick the correct name.

○ Treble Clef Reverse
Flash Chords shows you the name of a chord, and three possible versions in musical notation using a treble clef. You pick the correct musical notation.


Each game has multiple levels.

To finish a level, you have to recognize each chord within a fixed time period. A progress bar shows you how much time you have to recognize the chord.

Level 0 starts in the key of C with just three chords. As you progress to higher levels:
* more chords are added
* new key signatures are added
* the expected response time is reduced

The expected response time starts at 7 seconds and is reduced down to 2 seconds.


The starting point for each game is the selection screen. Here you select one of the four games, or select automatic mode.

The App shows the key signature for the following chords for a period of five seconds and then starts a sequence of 20 chords. These 20 chords all use the same key signature.

After the sequence of 20 chords, you return to the selection screen. Flash Chords selects a new key signature, which it shows for five seconds, and the continues as before.

If this wait is too long, you can continue immediately, by swiping the progress bar to the right.


Flash Chords allows you to select the musical notation you prefer:
* English (C,D,E ,F,G,A,B)
* German (C,D,E,F,G,A,H)
* French (Ut,Ré,Mi,Fa,Sol,La,Si)
* Italian (Do,Ré,Mi,Fa,Sol,La,Si)

You can also select the notation for major and minor chords, for diminished and augmented chords and for accidentals.

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Recently changed in this version

All features of the Flash Chords version 1.1.1 added to the free version.
The paid version has been discontinued with the current feature set.

Comments and ratings for Flash Chords Free
  • (46 stars)

    by Amy Sharpton on 17/02/2014

  • (46 stars)

    by Doug W on 10/02/2014

    Very helpful, practical app to learn to quickly recognize chords. I use it lots. Thx

  • (46 stars)

    by Mikko Haavisto on 15/12/2013

    I have gone through all of the music theory apps and i have to say this is the best app for the job.

  • (46 stars)

    by Kristal Jones on 06/08/2013

    Won't download.

  • (46 stars)

    by Jaime Marchan on 29/06/2013

    This is excellent! Many levels & many different games. I am pretty good at recognizing chords, but I could play this for hours..yes, I am a nerd. :)

  • (46 stars)

    by Steven Ross on 12/01/2013

    I'm going to buy the full version. Free version is worth having though. Simple and effective. Love it.