What are the best guitar apps?

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    #1Tabs & Chords HD

    Tabs & Chords HD

    Thousands of tabs and chords for guitar, bass, drums and ukelele are waiting for you in this app, where you will also be able to practice chords and use the interactive metronome to get to play every song perfectly. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    William Jensen
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "I was surprised by how many tabs this app had. It had everything I searched for. I plan to use this app for a long time."
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    #2Smart Chords & Tools

    Smart Chords & Tools

    Smart Chords & Tools has everything a guitar player will ever need, just in one easy to use app: tuner, hundreds of chords, metronome, scales, arpeggios and many more vital stuff every guitar player must know to succeed in the music world. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Virginia Peterson
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "This app has worked wonders with helping my 12 year old learn the basics of playing his guitar. He only started playing 2 months ago and it seems like he been playing for years. He has learned all his chords and can tune it amazingly well for a beginner. Thank you Smart Chords & Tools!"
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    #3GarageBand

    GarageBand

    GarageBand is a music making software and app for Mac and iOS respectively. It offers a sound library with software instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and virtual session drummers. Users can access piano and guitar lessons.

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    Dylan Price
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "The topic "guitar app" makes me things of something related to guitar playing, like a metronome, tuner, chord dictionary, etc.. This app is more of a editor and something to create songs with by adding other sounds to your music. It's not specifically for guitar apps."
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    #4Best Guitar Tuner

    Best Guitar Tuner

    Even though it was designed by and for professional guitar players, this app is ideal for those learning the basics of guitar and still need help when it comes to tuning their instruments.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Phillip Hanson
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "If you have an Android device and you're looking for a good guitar tuner app, then you should try this one. It's rated 4/5 stars from nearly 1,600 reviews and nearly 900 of them are 5/5 ratings. Though there are a number of 1/5 reviews, 176 as of November 22 2017, I still feel that the app itself it worth giving a chance."
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    #5Pro Guitar Tuner

    Pro Guitar Tuner

    This Android optimized app is perfect for tuning your guitar, as the app will listen to the sound coming off from your guitar and immediately tell you if it's too high or too low for the selected tune. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Chen Zhang
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Who needs a pair of extra human ears on board when you can use Pro Guitar Tuner app to adjust the tunes off your guitar. Extra bonus in the app is listening to different guitar sounds. Recommended to guitar lovers."
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    #6Guitar Jam Tracks

    Guitar Jam Tracks

    This app will allow you to play guitar in just a few minutes: follow the instructions to know how to play the most basic chords, and then you will be ready to take part in jam sessions and master every scale. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99- with in-app purchases

    Randy Thomas
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "This app was really extremely user friendly. I was able to learn how to play guitar so fast I was shocked."
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    #7Guitar Tuner

    Guitar Tuner

    Want to know it your guitar is in the right tune? Want to tune it to another pitch? With Guitar Tuner you can easily tune your guitar: just make sure every string sounds exactly like it sounds on the app and you will be ready to rock!

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Roy Owens
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "I love playing guitar. But I hate never having a tuner with me. With Guitar Tuner, use your phone to play the best notes on your guitar!"
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    #8Ultimate Guitar

    Ultimate Guitar

    The Ultimate Guitar app lets users find over 800,000 chords, tabs, and lyrics for guitar, bass, and ukulele. It comes with a tool for users to edit chords, lyrics however they want. The app is also available in dark mode and offline.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Peter Evans
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "Lately, I have been rusty with my guitar playing,so I decided to try Ultimate Guitar. It really is a great resource for guitar lovers, as I spent all day on there learning and re-learning about guitar playing."
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    #9GuitarTuna

    GuitarTuna

    This tuner app works on guitar, bass, ukelele and every popular string instrument. Set your guitar to any tune you want to with this app: just listen to the string by string tune and make sure your own guitar sounds exactly like it's meant to!

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Judith Harper
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "I tried the app GuitarTuna to help me tune my guitar. It actually works pretty well, although I still like tuning my guitar the old fashioned way. I guess I just don't like change."
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    #10Guitar Tuner Free

    Guitar Tuner Free

    This tuner works on the most popular strings instruments. Using the built-in microphone of your phone, the app will check if your instrument is properly tuned, and if it's not, if you are meant to tune it higher or lower. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Nathan Sanchez
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "I got this product for my wife as she is a music major in school. I got the impression that while this app is convenient on the road, it does not beat the traditional tuning method. I found it to be pretty intuitive, but that is about the extent of it. I found it to be useful in a pinch."
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    #11guitarLayers

    guitarLayers

    guitarLayers is a software created by MOREORLESS MUSIC SRL. It is used to learn or teach guitar playing. It can map out notes played on a guitar so users can then tab them and play them on the guitar fretboard. 

    Software

    Mac

    $39.99

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    #12GuitarTapp PRO

    GuitarTapp PRO

    This app has more than 500.000 tabs from many music genres, which will help you leanr how to play your favorite songs. You will be able to learn every chord from the book, as you will know how every chord is meant to be played. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Roy Lewis
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "The guitartapp allows you to download all your songs, transposing chords in seconds, and adjusting the print size. It has worked well throughout its different versions. I have been using this application for sometime now and really would hate to ever be without it."
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    #13GuitarToolkit

    GuitarToolkit

    This guitar app has everything a guitar player needs, including a tuner and a gigantic library of chords, to learn how to do every possible sound with your guitar. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    Jose Rice
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "This is a decent little app that is hurt by the ads. But not how you think; it's the app own ads for upgrades at just about every stage of the app almost cripples it to the point of being comical. Good tools, annoying execution."
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    #14AmpliTube for iPad

    AmpliTube for iPad

    AmpliTube is an essential music app that lets you use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to process, play and record your guitar, bass or other instruments while on the go.

    Apps

    iOS

    $19.99- with in-app purchases

    Richard Lane
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "Amplitube is a really neat little app for music creation. Lots of fun and so many options to tweak."

Summary

Best What are the best guitar apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Tabs & Chords HDApps 27 Free
2Smart Chords & ToolsApps 22 Free
3GarageBandSoftware 15 Free
4Best Guitar TunerApps 14 Free
5Pro Guitar TunerApps 12 Free
6Guitar Jam Tracks Apps 12 Paid
7Guitar TunerApps 9 Free
8Ultimate GuitarApps 9 Free
9GuitarTunaApps 9 Free
10Guitar Tuner FreeApps 8 Free
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