What are the best guitar software?

asked by John Hartman
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8 solutions
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    #1Guitar Pro

    Guitar Pro

    The famous music composition software that allows you to transcribe your favorite songs, or simply read the thousands of tabs already available on the Internet.

    Software

    Windows, Android, iOS

    $69.95

    Larry Elliott
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "I use GP on the desktop version because it's so fantastic, compared with the app wherein you can only write one track. I use this to practice the songs I've created or the songs I want to practice. Very handy."
  2. 14

    #2Reaper 5

    Reaper 5

    REAPER 5 is a digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software developed by Cockos. It was first released on August 23, 2006. It is available for Microsoft Windows and macOS.

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $225

    Arjun Bose
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "Interface looks so simple and convenient for me. Too bad this could have come with various sound libraries for more conveniece, but it's fine because I get to create my own music here and record my guitar music here."
  3. 10

    #3guitarLayers

    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

    Ralph Walker
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "Been using this to teach in my guitar class. What a convenience to have an app that allows me to build or shape scales and even perform them. The printable and exportable fretboards are so helpful too."
  1. 9

    #4GarageBand

    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

    Justin Hopkins
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "I've always wanted to have a MIDI guitar. Garageband allows me to do just that by accessing all sounds I prefer. I only have an electric guitar but now I can create whole lots of musical accompaniment to enrich my music."
  2. 8

    #5GuitarNotesMaster

    GuitarNotesMaster
    Built by guitarists for guitarists, this software will help you rapidly develop your guitar playing skills.
    Software

    Windows

    $39

    Jorge Luis Paredes
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "When I was first learning how to play a guitar, I had this pc app because this has interactive lessons and printable guitar sheets, The practice questions further improved my skills and make me more conscious on what I could be doing wrong. I like this."
  3. 8

    #6PlayPerfect Music Practice Software

    PlayPerfect Music Practice Software
    A software providing visual cues, playback and performance reports helping young musicians train their ear to detect notes that are wrong or out of tune. Students can practice playing with or without a metronome, and learn to play any instrument.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Marie Marshall
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "Wow not only I was able to train my guitar skills here, but I trained my tune listening as well! I didn't know I was playing out of tune til I had this software. This is so fantastic thanks for the devs!"
  4. 5

    #7Chords & Scales

    Chords & Scales
    Become a Master of Guitar and Bass Scales, Modes, Chords and Arpeggios with this interactive software!
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Charles Wood
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "I've already learned how to read and listen to music, so it's time that I learn to play an instrument. I chose guitar because I can bring this anywere I go. This software really helped me learn guitar. Basic chords and scales are way to go for beginners."
  5. 1

    #8eMedia Guitar Method v5

    eMedia Guitar Method v5
    Learn how to play basic guitar chords, to tune a guitar, read tabs or notes, plus play songs.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Check price

    Carl Boyd
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "I can't believe that I have learned my first song using eMedia. I learned guitar in my own pace."

Summary

Best What are the best guitar software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Guitar ProSoftware 14 Paid
2Reaper 5Software 14 Paid
3guitarLayersSoftware 10 Paid
4GarageBandSoftware 9 Free
5GuitarNotesMasterSoftware 8 Paid
6PlayPerfect Music Practice SoftwareSoftware 8 Free
7Chords & ScalesSoftware 5 Free
8eMedia Guitar Method v5Software 1 Paid
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