March 29, 2021 by Klaus Crow
Once in a while I check if there are any new good and useful guitar apps available. While there’s a lot of baloney out there, sometimes you’ll find some really nice tools that can help you out with your guitar playing. It makes the life of the guitar player easier, more comfortable and increases the progress.
These guitar apps are really cool. They all have an easy interface design that will make you start practicing within a minute.
Here you go:
800,000+ Guitar tabs & Chords. Riffr is daily updated with the latest tabs and chords from various guitar websites. Built in Chord Dictionary. Video lessons and audio playback. Just awesome and it’s free!
A ridiculously accurate guitar tuner and easy to use. Works for Guitar, Bass, 12-string guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo and other string instruments, and contains most of the alternative tunings too! It also includes ear training practice. Yes it’s free.
iReal Pro simulates a real-sounding band that can accompany you as you practice, and also lets you collect chord charts from your favorite songs for reference. You can import 1000’s of songs from the forums. Especially if you want to learn to play jazz, this is the bomb. It’s rather expensive for an app, but a must for the jazz student.
This isn’t necesarily a guitar app, but I use this app to write down my guitar practice goals. I create my guitar goal lists on the computer in google spreadsheet and when I practice I use my Ipad to check what I need to be practicing, add stuff I need to work on later and keep track of my progress. It’s free.
While Garageband can do many things, sometimes I just want to record and export a musical idea. Nothing more nothing less. Multi-Track-Song-Recorder is my savior. It’s an easy to use 4 track recording app. Export your songs via Dropbox, Email, SMS and iTunes File Sharing. Great for musicians. It’s free.
Every musician should work on Ear Training (or Aural Training) and Interval Ear Training is a very important element of ear training. You will learn to recognise the relationship between two notes (by distance), when they are played together or apart!
Do you know any cool guitar apps? Please share in the comments.
Haha.. All nice and well if you own Apple products. I don’t.. though I have a number of apps for Android.
Klaus Crow says
I think a bunch of these apps are also available for Android.
I just started a few months ago and I use GuitarBots and Yousician, in addition to the GuitarTuna mentioned above.
Have you heard about MusiClock yet? It’s quite new but it’s a huge help for people like me who don’t know much about music theory but still love to jam.
Hi there, I just released a new iPad app called Guitar Rabbit.
Plug in with iRig and play along for a serious guitar workout as it takes you through many exercises, charting your progress as you go.
Paul S says
I picked up guitar again 3 years ago – after a 25 year break. You were one of the first instructors I came across on YouTube.
Your clear style of teaching and explanation is very uplifting and motivational. I am back on track and loving. So, thanks a million.
Love your blues turnarounds and jazz chord lessons.
Keep up the good work – it’s greatly appreciated.
Paul S – Perth, Western Australia
Christopher Roberts says
I have be playing with Yousician on my iPhone. Its pretty cool and gives awesome feedback. It is free and you can pay for premium content
I wrote My iPhone app iTransposer to help people learn transposition, I’m a brass player really but I’m using it to teach myself where the notes are on the guitar fretboard. Play a note and see it on a table clef stave.