A lot of us love music, so much so that we pick up an instrument during our formative years in the hope that we can play like one of our idols. The guitar is one of the most famous musical instruments in the world and also considered to be one of the toughest to learn. There are several physical classes you can take to learn the guitar, but not a lot of them are effective. Not to mention the fact that most of them are incredibly expensive. But that doesn’t mean you give up completely on your dream. Thanks to the Android platform and the kind of options it offers, learning the guitar is pretty easy now. All you have to do is download a few apps on your smartphone and stick to the one that suits you. However, there are several apps out in the wild, which makes it very crucial that you pick the best one suited for you. We have compiled a list of the best guitar learning apps that one can find on the Android platform. Be sure to have a closer look at all of them.
Widely known as the world’s best guitar teacher, the app comes from Justin Sandercoe’s expertise. It is marketed on the Play Store by FourChords, which is a popular name. The app description mentions that this is the first app that you need to try if you’ve never even held a guitar in your life. Thanks to detailed lessons offered by the tutor, you get a walkthrough of almost every aspect of learning to play the guitar. There are a bunch of helpful exercises here as well, which will help you guide your way through the guitar.
What makes the app popular is the fact that it has already taught millions of users how to play the guitar. This comes highly recommended by the experts and users alike, and it has a consistent rating of 4.8 out of 5. You will get to learn from over 25 instructional videos offered by Justin, spanning over 90 minutes in length. The app is free, although it comes with in-app purchases, meaning you will have to pay a fee to complete your guitar tutorial. The app is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 and above, so the slightly older devices might be left out.
Much like the app above, Yousician is also based around tutorials, offering you the best way to learn the guitar. In addition to learning the Guitar, the app can also be used to try out Piano, as well as the Ukulele. You get lessons from industry professionals and dedicated music teachers, so you know you’re getting the best experience here. You can pick from over 1,500 missions and exercises from the app, spanning across hundreds of videos to help you learn the best possible way. You will be given songs and guided through playing them step-by-step.
The app is exactly what you need to learn guitar in a matter of few weeks. While many won’t have the luck that others do, it can never hurt to try it out. Naturally, the app is a free download, which means you can get a bunch of information for free. However, you will be required to whip out your wallet for continued learning and tutorials. This shouldn’t be much of a caveat as you’re getting to learn quite a bit for a fraction of the cost. You will require a device running on Android 4.4 or higher to work with this application. The developer makes no mention of ads, so you won’t have to contend with them throughout your lessons.
This app focuses specifically on learning the chords of a traditional guitar. As you would know, learning the chords is the first thing you need to know about playing the guitar, keeping this in mind, we recommend all aspiring guitarists to give this application a try. The free app offers 23 chords that you can learn from, and the developer even offers an “Advanced” version of the app where you can download a few additional chords to get a better idea of the concept. There is no rush to finish your lessons as the developers encourage the users to take their time. The app also offers acoustic and electric guitar variations for each lesson.
The app has already seen nearly 10 million downloads on the Play Store, which is a testament to its popularity on Android. The app is available for free but has ads available. Some users have criticized this aspect of the app as it supposedly gets in the way of tutorials and other videos. Be sure to keep this in mind if you’re looking to download the app. Devices with Android 3.0 and above can download the app on their devices, covering pretty much every Android device that has launched over the past five years or so.
Coach Guitar uses a Guitar Hero like approach towards learning the guitar by offering colors on the strings. This helps beginners and amateurs learn the guitar in an appealing manner, rather than getting themselves confused with new and unknown terms. The app will guide you through learning various genres of guitar playing, including Pop, Rock, Alternative, Metal, and Country. The developers are adding new lessons every week, so you can be updated with the latest in the world of music and also learn while having a bit of fun.
The app is free to download, but the “Premium” version for $7.99 comes with a bunch of new features, giving you the liberty to play around with the app across your smartphone, tablet and the browser. As you probably guessed, this is not possible on the free version of the app. While it’s not necessary to pay in order to use the service, it can help enhance your skills almost overnight. You will have to be on Android 5.0 or higher in order to use this app, which means this only covers the newer devices on the market. Be sure to have a closer look at the app from the Google Play Store.
Yet another simple, no frills guitar app, Learn Guitar or iJam is an attractive little app to have. While it doesn’t have the spark and glamor of other popular apps, it gets its job done without much fuss. While this version is ad supported, customers can also opt to get the ad-free version from the app’s official Play Store listing. Some users have complained that the app is a little hard to comprehend for beginners. Perhaps the developers have designed this as an app meant for intermediates and not necessarily for those who are trying out the guitar for the first time.
Users are guided through all the important chords that are available on a guitar, which is very crucial in learning the instrument. Surprisingly, the app doesn’t have in-app purchases, so what you see here is what you get. This makes it a pretty good app to own as the developers are not charging users anything. Sure, the revenue comes in through ads, but that’s pretty much it. Users need to have a device running Android 4.1 or higher to be compatible with this particular application. The developers mention that the ad-free version of the app will have a songbook, which will be updated on a weekly basis. The app has received decent ratings across the board from the users, so we highly recommend you to try it out from the Play Store right away.