Hi there! Gianca from Italy here. I'm a guitar teacher and a software engineer. In this site I provide free guitar games and learning software that I've developed to help my students. Here you can find software tools that will improve your guitar skills: chords, scales, progressions, fretboard geometry, ear training, music theory, and more. You can also download for free my chords, scales, theory pdf ebooks, visit the blog with guitar lessons and tutorials, and enjoy free video lessons courtesy of the top online guitar lessons sites.
"You have to stick with it. Sometimes you are going to be so frustrated you'll want to give up the guitar. You'll hate the guitar. But let me tell you
something... all of this is just a part of learning, because if you stick with it, you're going to be rewarded"
Memorize notes on the fretboard
How to learn notes on guitar fretboard? This tool will help you memorize notes on the fretboard in a fun way. You can challenge other guitar players and get your chance to be at the top of leaderboard!
Become a fretboard ninja
A complete tool useful to master fretboard geometry: open strings, natural, sharps and flats notes, octaves, thirds and fifths intervals, progressive difficulty levels, adjustable working area.
Improve your picking speed and sense of rhythm
A rhythm station with automatic BPM speed increase. Create rhythm patterns on the fly, set time signatures (4/4, 7/8, 3/4, and much more), and learn how to play fast and accurately.
Learn scales and arpeggios
From the most common guitar scale to the strangest exotic arpeggio, you will learn fingering and sound of over 40 scales and arpeggios, in all musical keys and on different fretboard area.
Become a chord master
Interactive guitar chord generator. Over 120 chords fingerings; Audio playback of the chords tones, different fingering patterns, drum audio track.
Recognize chords qualities on the fly
Chords ear training: recognize different chord qualities (major, minor, dominant, seventh, diminished, augmented and more) and compete for the top of the leaderboard.
Visual Interval ear training
Train you ear on musical interval recognition visualizing the notes on the guitar fretboard. You will internalize musical intervals while having fun.
Master chord progressions and improvisation
Develop your improvisation skills: set a chords progression and play your guitar over. See the tones composing the chords and use them in your melodies.
- What are the specs to run the software?
You don't need to install anything. All the tools run online in the browser. You just need a computer/tablet decent enough to run a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 11+.
- How much does it cost?
Nothing. The software tools are provided free of charge, as well as the guitar ebooks and the other sections of this site.
- How can this site and the software be totally free, what's the catch?
No catch at all. I can keep the site free for everyone, pay server bills and develop new software tools thanks to the partnership with the best online guitar lessons sites. No annoying pop ups, but only useful resources that will help you improve your guitar knowledge.
- I would like a downloadable/installable/desktop version of the software tools
At the moment I'm completing a comprehensive desktop version for Windows systems. Compared to guitar browser games, it will be faster, with better sounds and more powerful features. If you want a beta version, or want to request specific features, please feel free to email me with any questions or comments, and join the mailing list to stay updated. Your feedback is highly appreciated!
Kind messages from the friends of FaChords Guitar Software:
17/12/2015 - Roger Davis from US
I've been playing by ear for 57 years, never learning to read music. Now that I'm concentrating on jazz, swing and big band I need to learn the notes so I can improve my improvisation. This is the best resource I've seen! Thanks for putting this great site together.
3/10/2015 - Rob from US
Hi Gianca ! ! Great site brother ! ! It must feel great knowing that your spirit of sharing and making learning guitar fun for so many students who would otherwise not be able to learn guitar, become serious players and students. Music shall always remain the one master key to every heart on the planet.
2/10/2015 - Carlton from Japan
I just wanted to thank you for the service you are providing. It's incredibly evident how much the prospects of those who want to master guitar outweigh the prospects of your own personal gain. By giving me so much info, you inspire me, not only because of the progressions of the lessons you give, but also from the consistency of your emails, reminding me that someone other than myself wants me to succeed. So again, thank you, and your team for doing what you do.
3/23/2015 - Andy from UK
Ciao Gianca, I just wanted to say a big grazie for all of the information and help you are sending through. I have been playing for 37 years and considered myself an extremely accomplished guitarist, all be it rhythm. I am singing and on rhythm The guy on lead is the former lead guitarist with Angel Witch. Regretfully we have now spilt and I need to take over the lead responsibilities. Your lessons are proving invaluable. I have also started teaching and the basic lessons are a great template for my first pupil. Who is doing so well.
8/3/2015 - George from Greece
Man, i just stepped in your awesome web site, i am stunned with your work so many bravos. I am a guitarist and programmer too and really enjoyed this. And we are neighbours, Greece. And after all these good words one favour, but i meant everything: could you please include seven sting and eight string guitar fretboard in your games. Thank you so much again, last time i found smtg so good was theta trainer a few years ago, check it out
2/15/2015 - Joe from US
I am a beginner/intermediate player and I especially enjoy and will benefit greatly from your very generous work. You have a lot of hours in putting this together and I truly appreciate having such an opportunity to benefit from your expertise and generousity. I wish I could tell all of your beginner guitar players that the extent of the information you have provided and the way it is presented, is worth gold.
1/12/2015 - Bill from US
I did get to look at some of the material. I'm impressed. If you don't mind, I'm going to share them with some of my friends. Some of the things I saw so far I knew but just haven't thought about for awhile. I can't wait to really get into all the material and use the tools. I would have say that anyone who plays guitar would benefit greatly from the things you provide. My practice time will increase as I know there are a lot of things I want to learn from you. Thank you again for letting me join in
4/4/2015 - Michael from US
This is a truly asum site if you are interested in guitar. The man who developed and maintains this site is from Italy. Guitar is not his vocation, it is his avocation of 15 years. What he provides on this site is extraordinary, and he does it just because he loves to share his insights and knowledge with others who want to learn or expand their guitar capability. There is no charge, it is literally FREE, and much much better than many of the paid sites you will encounter.
5/29/2015 - Clemente from US
Gianca from Fachords Guitar Tools is one of those guys who knows how to do miracles with computer software stuff. He has some things to help us guitarist learn easier. One thing I like is the Fretboard Trainer. The Fretboard Cyber Trainer now has sound as you chose the notes and memorize where they are, you can hear them so you will help develope your ear training too. Hope you find this helpful.
12/12/2014 - Divya from India
Sir you are great...i have never found any other site like this before.. it is awesome and i look forward to learning a lot from your site.... its like a gem for the guitarist who reallyy love guitar and want to master it... i dont know what more to say..you are awesome thank you..!!!
8/9/2014 - Deb from India
It was awesome and great stuff and let me tell you I am very obliged and thankful for the help and great work you have put together. I would definitely recommend others to follow the same. I wish I can gain some confidence and bring back and hone my skills too. Wish you to continue sending me some more great stuffs you'd created if any.
8/21/2014 - Damir from Croatia
After 20 years of playing I finally found the way to learn the whole fretboard in a couple of weeks.
7/14/2014 - Zig Zog from US
This site is on it's way to being the best site I have found and I have done a lot of searching!
11/28/2014 - Don from US
Excellent site. The Fretboard Trainer is a great tool- especially the Interval Trainer on 3rds and 5th. Many thanks
9/12/2014 - Danke from Spain
Muy recomendable, herramientas muy utiles para el estudio, Muchas Gracias
5/19/2013 - Rajka from India
Really Hard Work...Thanks for sharing..Guitar tools are really fun..:D
10/21/2013 - Jimi Jam Riff from US
Looks like a lot of damn fun. Thanks for sharing all the hard work!
1/4/2013 - Michael from US
I have been playing for a year now I never had a personal teacher but this site helped me in 3 days more than any of the online guides/lessons...