What are the best apps to learn to play the guitar?

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    #1ABRSM Speedshifter

    ABRSM Speedshifter
    Designed for musicians, Speedshifter is a practice tool that enables you to adjust the speed of any audio track without altering the pitch. It's ideal for musical, slow practice to a recorded accompaniment.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $4.99

    Sean Schultz
    Written on August 9, 2018
    "I must say I'm starting to learn the guitar and I wanted to take this one level higher. Speedshifter allows me to do this. This even helped me learn pieces because I can adjust their speed. Doing so allows me to "observe listening" to a track. As soon as I get comfortable with the speed, then I can already speed up the track and play along with it."
  2. 14

    #2Guitar Lessons

    Guitar Lessons

    Guitar Lessons is an app developed by Guitar Tricks which features guitar lessons, song lessons, article studies, and artist studies for both beginner and advanced guitar learners. Requires Android 4.1 and up.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brian Bailey
    Written on August 9, 2018
    "This might be a pretty new app but this exceeds my expectations. The videos are all in good quality much like the official website itself."
  3. 9

    #3Guitar +

    Guitar +
    A very simple app to start playing the guitar. Learn how to play step by step and enjoy some of its hundreds of guitar chords.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Dennis Herrera
    Written on August 9, 2018
    "What happened to this app? This used to work so well before so I won't really question its ranking on this page. I had this app with me as I adjusted the chord or tempo to adjust as well to my learning pace. But recently this has been bugging and songs were not coming out. I hope the devs do something about this."
  1. 9

    #4Chord!

    Chord!
    This app will allow you to practice every chord and scale of most fretted instruments, like bass, ukelele, banjo and guitar. Like this, you will be able to become a great musician and use your musical skills to help you fulfill your dreams. 


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $3.99

    Carl Gray
    Written on August 9, 2018
    "Wow there's been lots of improvement on the interface since I last visited this app some months ago. It's easier to use now and navigate. "
  2. 7

    #5Yousician

    Yousician
    Yousician is the personal music tutor for the digital age. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you want. The app listens to you play the guitar and gives instant feedback on your accuracy and timing.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bruce Gonzales
    Written on August 9, 2018
    "This is a very good learning tool that helped me learn ukelele at first, then a guitar next. Had my daughter use this app too for her to learn the guitar."
  3. 6

    #6Perfect Ear - Ear Trainer

    Perfect Ear - Ear Trainer

    This free application for iOs allows you to develop your musical skills in rhythm, chords, keys, chord progression, tune instruments such as a guitar or have a clear understanding of intervals, scales and chords. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Aarav Mittal
    Written on August 9, 2018
    "This app helped me learn more about the music theory and at least grasp a few knowledge about reading music sheets."
  4. 6

    #796 Free Blues Guitar Licks

    96 Free Blues Guitar Licks
    96 smoking blues guitar licks and lessons in the style of players such as BB King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Eric Clapton and more. The guitar licks in this app would be perfect for guitar solos in blues and rock music.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Keith Wells
    Written on August 9, 2018
    "I just finished a guitar learning course somewhere and I wanted to learn more especially blues. I like how specailized this app is for blues guitar."
  5. 3

    #8iReal Pro

    iReal Pro

    iReal Pro is a music learning app that is intended to be used by musicians, no matter if you're a beginner or an expert. Play by yourself? This app can simulate you have a band. HQ audio support.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $12.99- With in-app purchases

    Lisa Rivera
    Written on August 9, 2018
    "This app lags on my phone and this keeps crashing :( Too bad I was reading really good reviews about this but apparently I couldn't use this to see for myself"

Summary

Best What are the best apps to learn to play the guitar
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ABRSM SpeedshifterApps 16 Paid
2Guitar LessonsApps 14 Free
3Guitar +Apps 9 Free
4Chord! Apps 9 Paid
5YousicianApps 7 Free
6Perfect Ear - Ear TrainerApps 6 Free
796 Free Blues Guitar LicksApps 6 Free
8iReal ProApps 3 Paid
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