Guitar & Bass Learning and Teaching Platform


guitarLayers allows you to manage common or custom scales, arpeggios or chords by putting them in mutual relation through a parametric control interface and a powerful layering system.

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Manage notes according to the modern guitar theory

GuitarLayers enables you to manage, not only common structures (scales, chords or arpeggios) but also any other kind of not-common or custom structure you would like to explore. This thanks to the possibility to modify any single note of the common structures or even by allowing you to create custom structures by building them note-by-note.
Obtain quickly and automatically, scales modes, chord inversions, drop voicings and structures equivalences.


Create shapes automatically

By applying guitarLayers  fretboard constraints you can quickly shape chords, scales or arpeggios on the fretboard by using a systematic approach. Now 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.


Visualize Harmony with Layers!

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 to play while transitioning from one to another.

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Harmonize Scales Automatically

guitarLayers allows you to quickly find chords and arpeggios that harmonize a given scale. You can build both common and custom chords or arpeggios on the first degree of a scale, by picking notes from a  scale you want to harmonize, and then propagate them diatonically along each scale’s degree. Do it automatically, with common or custom drop voicings and related inversions.


Arrange your multi-fretboard layout in real-time 

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.

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Print and export your 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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  • "This is the application I missed to really learn the composition of chords, scales and arpeggios for the guitar. Highly visual, the layer system allows you to really understand the theory in depth. Everything is possible with this application and, above all, everything becomes clear!"

  • "This piece of software has been great for reviewing my notes, scales, harmonies, chords, triads, complex chords and polytonal chords, for experimenting with different structures and theoretical concepts and for teaching students Music theory and structures based on simple building blocks to build complex theoretical structures for composition."

  • "After using it for a few days, much of the fragmented theory that I had picked up over time suddenly started to become more meaningful.  The overall impression is that GuitarLayers is a well thought out app for those learning guitar. It can be used at various levels from practice/study to a fairly comprehensive lookup reference, whilst also catering for tutors who wish to set structured development plans for their students."

  • "With it, I can combine, visually and practically all the music concepts about learning guitar technique and applied theory that I’ve learned from the greatest guitarist/educators as Mick Goodrick and Tim Miller. Because of its great potential, GuitarLayers can take both students and advanced guitarists into a very deep understanding of the guitar harmonic mechanisms and theory, all of these ready to be viewed and applied to our fretboard with just a simple click."

Check out our video tutorials

Scales management overview

Chords management overview

Structures overlapping

Managing fretboards layout