let notes take shape, let shapes become music


guitarLayers is an innovative parametric software, created by professional musicians and engineers, that allows you to manage notes combinations and to put  common or custom scales and chords in mutual relation by overlapping them with a powerful layering system.

What’s really innovative?

Learn about guitarLayers unique features

Parametric structures management

Thanks to guitarLayers, you can not only visualize common scales, arpeggios and chords, but you are also allowed to create and modify them dynamically, note-by-note.
You can remove a degree from a given scale or chord or add a new note to it. You can raise or lower each single structure degree obtaining other common or new custom structures.
You can change automatically the note order obtaining, in real time, scales modes, chord inversions, drop voicings and… most important, if you are not, you will be soon aware of all these mechanisms!
Do all of it automatically, save a huge amount of time and use it to play and practice.

Automated structures shaping

By setting the guitarLayers automated fretboard constraints you can quickly shape chords, scales or arpeggios on the fretboard by using a systematic approach.
You can generate automatically, with the speed of a click, Vertical shapes, Custom Note-Per-String shapes, common CAGED shapes, String Sets selections and Octaves selections, no need to waste your time by building them note-by-note.
By managing notes with the structure operators, in combination, with the fretboard constraints, you can obtain endless scales, chords and arpeggios configurations.

Visualize harmonic concepts with our layering system

After learning shapes, visualize them simultaneously on the fretboard by using the guitarLayers layering system.
As stated by the best guitarists, putting in relation structures on the fretboard is the key factor to visualize harmonic concepts.
With layers you can overlap, in a given position, a chord and a scale or, a chord and an arpeggio to know their mutual positions on the fretboard then move together in another position, automatically, with a single click.
You can compare two scales by overlapping them to see notes in common, or not, between them and learn how transitioning from one to another while playing on chords changes: music is a dynamic process!

Real-time multi-fretboard layout configuration

guitarLayers allows you to arrange fretboards layout in real-time by organizing them in single or multiple columns visualizations. You can also organize your contents in groups of fretboards ready to be browsed like the slides of a presentation software. Powerful fretboards and layers “copy and paste” functions let you save a huge amount of time when creating scales, chords or arpeggios compendiums.
No matter if you are a student or a teacher, this feature allows you to create effective presentations of your contents and to manage their layout in real-time at home, in the classroom or during a seminar.


Parametric Harmonizations

The guitarLayers substructure engine allows you to quickly find chords and arpeggios that harmonize a given scale.
You can build both common and custom chords or arpeggios by picking notes from a  scale you want to harmonize and then propagate them diatonically along each scale’s degree. 
For example, you can harmonize a harmonic major scale finding the four-notes root position arpeggios built on each degree, by visualizing them on a given string set. After that, with a single click, you can repeat the process harmonizing the scale with the first inversions and so on..
You can also do all of that with custom non-tertial structure!

Printing and exporting diagrams as images

Use guitarLayers to print diagrams or export fretboards as images, in any format, size, color with or without background. With a powerful “cut and paste” function you can quickly copy an entire multi-fretboards diagram or a single fretboard from it or a single layer, paste it in your favorite text editor or embed it in your videos.


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Check out our video tutorials

Scales management overview

Chords management overview

Structures overlapping