AudioTheory Guitars is a new interactive tool for learning music theory

The software hopes to make it easy to transcribe guitar parts and learn keys.

AudioTheory Guitars is a new interactive tool that aims to make learning theory on the guitar straightforward.

The software features an extensively labelled fretboard diagram, alongside a chord chart and a virtual keyboard. By playing the virtual keyboard, the individual note will be highlighted in every position it occurs on the fretboard. The chord diagrams also highlight the note being played.

The keyboard and diagrams can be locked to certain keys, giving a quick visual reference for learning where notes in certain scales lie on the fretboard. The fretboard diagram will then function as a scale diagram, and the keyboard won’t play out-of-key notes.


Bass guitar and left-handed diagrams are also available, as is support for playing with a capo or tuned half a step-down. AudioTheory Guitars also supports MIDI input, letting you use a physical keyboard to control the on-screen one.

The software, costing $6.99, will be released on 1 November, via Steam or the product’s website. Find out more at