Learn Guitar With Apps: The 13 Best Ones To Use Today

The guitar has been around for hundreds of years and is easily one of the most romantic instruments out there. Come on, don’t you just melt at the idea of someone serenading you beautifully with the six stringed instrument of the gods. Not to mention just how cool it looks.

Picture Eddie Van Halen without one. He just looks like he could be one of your dad’s old college buddies that comes over occasionally to drink beer and watch the game.

But add a guitar and BOOM, who else could he be but the coolest guy in the room. Forget drinking beer, you could get drunk just looking at the guy. 

So obviously you want to learn how to play one, it’s only natural. The problem arises when you think about how? Traditionally you would have turned to a private instructor.

Maybe an hour or two a week, making slow progress, spending huge amounts of money for someone to show which string to pluck and how to claw your hand correctly. Only for you to eventually realise, I could have done this myself.

Luckily we live in the glorious digital age where anything can be done online.

Even learning the guitar. 

All you need is a phone, the internet, and a really good app and you can learn to play guitar from the comfort of your own home, and at your own pace.

But type in guitar playing apps to google and you’ll come back with a spinning head. There’s too many to pick from and how do you know which one’s are actually good?

What do you even look for when it comes to choosing the right app? Do you pay for one? Are the free ones any good? What about the ones with tutorials? But do you even need them? What about sheet music? What even is sheet music? What the hell is a chord? Don’t even get me started on Tabs. 

That’s where we come in. 

After hours of research and cramped fingers, we’ve compiled a list of the 13 best Apps to learn how to play the guitar. Every single one of them is compatible with either an Iphone, Android, and even desktop. All you need to do is pick the right one from our list below. 

Bear in mind every app is different and they each have their own unique features. That being said, what one lacks another might have.

It might be worth thinking about downloading more than one to make up for the shortcomings of another.  Have a look below to see which ones might be worth picking. 

OUR TOP PICK

Jamplay

This is a great App for beginners in particular. Established in 2006 by co-founders Jeffrey Booth and Chris Dawson, Jamplay began as a small online teach yourself company that quickly exploded with popularity. It benefits from hundreds of teachers, with new lessons created and updated everyday.

That’s not all, Jameplay is one of the few ‘teach yourself’ guitar companies that is partnered with Disney. With over 450+ courses on demand and 6,500+ lessons that you can easily teach yourself, Jamplay takes you from beginner to advanced.

Don’t feel confident enough to teach yourself? That’s okay! Their library of lessons are built by actual instructors from all over the world that you have access to whenever you need. Every single one has experience playing the guitar for over years.

What’s more is that the lessons are all video based so this is a fantastic tool for visual learners. Not sure what kind of learner you are? Check out the Buyer’s guide below, for help.

Included in their membership is access to over 100+ teachers, one on one tutorials, and 20 different genres to learn from.

Not just that though, they exclusively offer ‘Master Classes’ where you're taught by some of the most talented and experienced guitar players out there like Nashville recording giant Brent Mason, musicians Yvette Young, Phil Keaggy and loads more!

Pros:

  • Great for beginners
  • Tons of content
  • Actual experienced instructors
  • Great video tutorials 

Cons:

  • Can be costly
  • No free trial

EDITORS CHOICE

JustinGuitar

Named after its founder, Australian guitarist Justin Scandercoe, JustinGuitar has received high praise from all over the world.

From guitarist like  Queen’s Brian May, to one of the Apple founders Steve Wozniak, it’s incredible just how many people this App has reached and it’s profound impact. 

Name dropping aside, JustinGuitar users are raving about the app. Citing how easy and effective it is as a teaching tool. JustinGuitar focuses on building you up from the very beginning, taking a two step approach when it comes to learning how to play the guitar.

First it looks at music theory and builds up your basic understanding of how it works, and then it takes what you’ve learnt and develops it into ear training.

The result is that you become an incredible, all-rounded, guitarist, ready to rock and roll. Don’t worry if you’re not too sure what music theory or ear training are, we have a go at explaining it in the FAQs below. 

Part of the hype is also around the fact that it’s free. Yes, you read that right, entirely free. With over 35+ years of experience teaching guitar, Justin offers over 1,800+ tutorials, and live lessons all aimed at getting your skills advanced enough to be confident to play all by yourself.

Justin’e altruism comes from his belief that music should be for everyone. A belief that has helped teach millions of people how to play guitar, and touched thousands of guitarists, leading them to help contribute to his cause and become instructors. 

Pros:

  • Free!
  • Experienced
  • Two-step approach
  • Live lessons
  • One to One tutorials available

Cons:

  • Not as many tutorials as other apps

BEST VALUE

GuitarTricks

Guitar tricks has actually been running since 1998, long before it was an app and even longer before apps even existed, so you know they’ve got the experience.

Founded by John Broderick, his goal was to make the easiest and most accessible way to teach people how to play the guitar. To date, Guitar Tricks has taught over 3 millions people. So it’s safe to say John reached his goal.

Guitar Tricks focuses on teaching you the basics of guitar playing and then gearing you towards learning how to play specific songs. With over 1000s of songs to choose from, and new releases weekly, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

It’s such a simple and easy way to learn, that students have praised the app, claiming that it’s almost like being taught by a friend.

Guitar tricks break down the fundamentals of learning how to play the guitar into easy topics for you to understand. Alongside easy to read sheet music there’s handy videos showing you what to do, and taking the lesson from multiple different angles.

The best part is that it’s all there for you to go through at your own pace.

Guitar Tricks have gained recognition for their lessons, winning multiple awards; from the Gold Player’s Choice Award for Acoustic guitar, Gold Davey Award and Gold W3 Award. They’re golden all round.

Pros:

  • Award winning
  • Long established
  • Free Trial
  • Learn to play specific songs

Cons:

  • Paid Content

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FendersPlay

Now you may have heard of Fender. If not, let me explain. Fender is one the biggest producers of guitars, all over the world. In fact it was Fender that produced one of the most expensive guitars in the world.

The ‘Reach out to Asia’ Fender Stratocaster guitar was sold at auction for $2.7 million and the proceeds went to the survivors of the Indian Ocean earthquake and Tsunami.

So Fender knows guitars. Fender Play is an offshoot of Fender, designed to help people learn how to play the guitar. Essentially Fender Play is meant to create customers for Fender, but don’t let that make you jaded. All it means is that Fender really, really wants you to learn how to play.

Like GuitarTricks, Fender Play also uses a song based approach when it comes to learning how to play the guitar. They’ve designed their curriculum specially for beginners, helping them all the way through to becoming advanced.

With over a whopping 30,000+ hours spent on the curriculum, Fender comes recommended by Guitar World Magazine themselves.

Though the content is pay to access, they do provide a free 7 days trial without the need to put in your credit card information.

That’s how you know they’re confident enough in their App that you’ll want to buy more. Fender Play has also been awarded the 2018 CES Innovation award and EDTECH Cool Tool Award.

Pros:

  • Award Winning
  • Recommended by Guitar World Magazine
  • Song based approach to learning
  • 7 day free trial

Cons:

  • Pay to access unlimited content

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Truefire

Founded by Florida’s very own Brad Wendoks in 1991, it’s grown from just Brad to having over 600+ educators and contributors. TrueFire has actually been dubbed the ‘largest and most comprehensive selection of online guitar lessons’ by Guitar Player Magazine.

TrueFire and Jamplay have actually come together to form an alliance and share their resources. So while both apps remain independent and have their own teachers, they benefit from shared resources. This means you get the absolute best when it comes to learning the guitar. 

TrueFire is one of the few guitar apps out there to have content taught by actual Grammy Award winners, such as Massimo Varino. With over 50,000+ hours of content they have Fender Play beat.

Along with video tutorials, one to ones, and progress tracking, they also have an interactive tab notation guide to help you learn how to read sheet music as you go along. TrueFire uses a personalised touch when it comes to Progress tracking so you can see how far you’ve come and set your own goals.

TrueFire is free to sign up and start with a 14 day trial. In those 14 days you get complete access to those 50,000+ hours of content as well as a free course download of ten guitar licks that you absolutely must know, according to them.

They also offer up to $10 of TrueFire cash, their own currency, which you can put towards buying more courses and content. 

Pros:

  • 50,000+ of content
  • Tab notation
  • Progress tracking
  • 14 days free trial

Cons:

  • Paid for unlimited content after the trial

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Jamorama

Jamorama is headed up by Mark Mckenzie, a contributor to Guitar Player Magazine. So when it comes to learning guitar, he knows exactly what you want. The lack of good guitar teachers online is actually what inspired him to create Jamorama.

As well as this app he’s also known as The Guitar Guy from his youtube channel which has fantastic free content all related to learning guitar. 

The Jamorama Guitar System gives you a clear, step-by-step guide on how to play the guitar, going all the way from beginner to advanced and has numerous genres to pick from.

Music theory is also one the key lessons, so you’ll be able to write your own music in no time. It’s incredibly easy to understand, consistent, and well organized. 

Initially Jamorama’s selling point was their social media aspect. Slightly similar to Facebook, only the focus is on guitars.

Each member get’s to create their own page and interact with other users. While the social media side is still there it’s not as active as it was, but it’s still a nice touch.

Jamorama is fantastic for beginners because of how simple it is to understand, however, more intermediate players looking to advance their skill might be better off on another platform.

Mark is so confident in Jamorama that he offers a free trial, and a 60 day money back guarantee. 

Pros:

  • Well organized
  • Consistent
  • Teaches Music theory
  • Experienced teacher
  • 60 day money back guarantee
  • Free Trial

Cons:

  • Paid content
  • Good for beginners, not so much for intermediate or advanced players.

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GuitarPro

Guitar Pro is actually a product of the company Arobas Music. Arobas was founded in 1997 by two guitar loving buddies who wanted to share their love for the instrument with the world.

It’s now grown from a dynamic duo to a comfortable team of 14 people, who have helped Guitar Pro grow from a small software to a huge platform. 

Guitar Pro is fantastic for people at the very beginning of their guitar journey. With the ability to select your level, slow your tempo, and choose the songs you want to learn, Guitar Pro makes sure that you’re in complete control of your own learning.

There are 5 instructors to choose from, all with decades of experience playing the guitar and teaching how to play it as well. 

Each week hundreds of new songs are added to their library, including top chart hits, all for you to learn how to play. Guitar Pro also lets you record yourself and edit your own music once you feel you’re up to scratch.

Not only does Guitar Pro teach you how to play, it also has an upgrade available for composers. So after teaching you, it helps you to nurture that love of music. 

Pros:

  • Composers upgrade
  • Easy to learn
  • Experienced Instructors

Cons:

  • Buy only, no free trial.

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ChordBank

Chordbanks comprehensive and high-quality features are a massive selling point when it comes to the app, and you can tell a lot of care and effort went into making this app. It’s absolutely brilliant for beginners.

For people looking to advance their skills it also provides the necessary tools for you to help yourself get there. 

When learning to play the guitar, the chords are the foundation of your education. Not sure what chords are? Head over the FAQs.  Chordbank is exactly what it sounds like.

It has a bank of over 25,000 chords, interactive lessons, scales, and loads more tools to help you practice and become a better musician.

Not only that, Chordbank also has a tuner in-app to help you learn how to tune your guitar, and backing tracks for you to jam against. 

Chordbank is completely free to download from the app stores but does come with a few in-app purchases. However many of the features are completely free, and for a small monthly subscription you get an all access pass.

What makes Chordbank stand out from the rest of the apps, is it’s innovative Reverse Chord Finder.

Just play a song, use this feature, and it can tell you what chords are used and how to mimic them. This is great for learning how to play that one song you just can’t get out of your head.

Pros:

  • Interactive lessons
  • Free to download
  • Great for beginners
  • Tuner
  • Reverse Chord Finder

Cons:

  • In-app purchases

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Songsterr

Songster is more than just an app, it aims to be a community. It’ll do its job of teaching you how to play the guitar as well as any other app, but with the Songsterr blog, they want to connect you to other guitar students and to the guitar community in general.

Songsterr teaches you by using interactive tabs and sheet music, mainly focusing on chords. Unlike the other apps, there are no video instructors or guides, but that’s what makes it so affordable.

It’s very much geared towards independent learning, so make sure you’re incredibly self-motivated.

Songsterr has an excellent reputation as a ‘Tabsite’. This just means a site/app for reading and learning guitar music.

With clear scores, and time signatures, Songsterr makes their songs easy to read and to learn and does their best to get you up to a strong beginner level, as well as helping stronger guitarists improve their skills. 

Songsterr is completely free to sign up to and has loads of neat features. Additionally they also offer Songsterr Plus,  a premium service with unlimited access to features that you might not get with just Songsterr.

The Songsterr Plus account has all the same features as a free account but also introduces you to a number of playback control options and is advertisement free. 

Pros:

  • Free to download
  • Independent learning
  • Community based
  • Interactive

Cons:

  • Songsterr Plus is subscription based
  • Advertisements

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UltimateGuitar

Ultimate Guitar is the behemoth of chord and tab learning. Don’t worry, we go over what a tab is in the FAQs. With over 1.6 million guitar chords and tabs, your main issue will be finding the time to learn them all.

Ultimate Guitar has a unique auto scroll feature, which should really be standard on any guitar app, where it’ll scroll for you as you play. This allows for an excellent hands free experience.

Not only that but they’re available off-line too so the internet won’t hold you back when it comes to learning guitar. 

Ultimate guitar accounts for lefties with it’s left handed mode, and even has a dark mode for when you’re playing somewhere dark, like a gig.

And it’s not just for the guitar lovers, they also teach Bass and Ukulele chords and tabs. There are over 800,000 songs to learn from and their library is expanding everyday. 

With settings ranging from beginner, intermediate, advanced, easy all the way to difficult, Ultimate Guitar really is for everyone.

What’s even better is that it’s all free. They manage to sustain this by using adverts in the app. Of course there’s always the option of purchasing a subscription to get rid of the ads too if you find them too distracting. 

Pros:

  • 1.6 millions chords and tabs
  • 800,000+ songs
  • Bass and Ukulele chords and tabs
  • Available Off-Line
  • Free with ads
  • Dark mode

Cons:

  • Adverts
  • In app purchase

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Jellynote

Jellynote is designed for and by music lovers. With hundreds of thousands of chords, tabs, and sheet music, they’ve done their very best to make sure you’ll learn the basics first.

Though there are no active instructors, many Youtube tutorials tend to use Jellynote when it comes to learning and teaching guitar.

A quick and free Youtube search will bring up hundreds of videos showing you how to use Jellynotes and get the best out of it for your own learning experience. 

Not just guitar though, Jellynote teaches you how to play a plethora of different instruments, from the guitar, right up to the clarinet. Their goal is to make the world as musical as possible.

Amazingly, Jellynotes also allows users to create their own songbooks, compiling songs that they like. As well as this they also allow users to publish their own songs. So if you’re feeling creative this one is for you!

Alongside their sheet music is a handy rating system, from beginner to advanced, so you know the best songs to start with and which ones to build up to.

Their sheet music ranges from Beethoven to Frozen, yes the Disney movie. So with such a varied bunch of genres, it’s easy to see why they’re so popular.

Pros:

  • Varied instruments
  • Varied sheet music
  • Easy to read
  • Some content is free
  • Independent learning

Cons:

  • Some content is behind a paywall
  • No instructors

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ArtistWorks

ArtistWorks benefits from having 11 fantastic instructors, all well experienced in teaching  people how to play the guitar and at the top of their fields. Even better, they’re genre specific instructors.

So while one instructor, like renowned guitarist Jared James Nichols, will teach blues rock, another such as Grammy winner Bryan Sutton will teach bluegrass guitar. 

If you’re someone who knows they need support when learning then ArtistWorks is for you. They have someone with you every step of the way, and so long as you put the effort in you’ll be well on your way to rocking out in no time.

Just like Jellynote, ArtistWorks also offers more than just guitar lessons, from Piano to Drums. They are also one of the few Apps to also offer Mandolin lessons as well, a rare instrument. 

For a monthly subscription you get access to all that and more, and depending on how many months you’re looking to learn for, the price can vary and actually be cheaper the more lessons you have.

They offer courses varying from one month to a year. Artistworks’ unique feature is that it allows you to upload videos of yourself playing in your own time, and you receive feedback from your instructor. 

Pros:

  • Fantastic instructors
  • Easy to learn
  • Supportive
  • Feedback
  • Loads of Instruments

Cons:

  • Subscription based

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yousician

You may have heard of Yousician from their Youtube or TV commercials. Known for more than just guitar, Yousician also teaches Bass, Ukulele, and is one of the few known Apps to teach singing! Your voice counts as an instrument too.

Yousician uses a mix of chords, tabs, sheet music and tutorials to help guide you from a novice to expert guitarist. Using the microphone on your phone or laptop means the instructors can hear you as you play.

This allows for real-time feedback that helps you to adjust and improve your playing as you go along, changing your playing habits almost instantly.  

Yousician works by making learning fun, turning lessons into interactive games. There are 3 different game modes; missions, songs, and challenges.

All of these are designed to help you learn how to read music, pick up your pace, and increase your confidence. With a free membership you can play Yousician for as long as you want, however you’ll only get feedback for roughly 20 minutes a day. 

A single membership gives you access to all that and more, not limiting you to just one instrument, giving you great value for money. Yousician is also one of the few guitar learning apps out there that comes in more than one language.

Lessons are available in French, Spanish, German, Japanese, and even simplified and traditional Chinese. With everyone from The New York Times to CBC raving about Yousician, it’s easy to see why. 

Pros:

  • Multiple instruments
  • Multilingual
  • Experienced teachers
  • Real-time feedback
  • Free to download

Cons:

  • Limited free membership
  • Premium content locked

Learn Guitar With Apps: The 13 Best Ones To Use Today Buying Guide

When it comes to finding the right app for you there are many things you need to know and to take into consideration. From your guitar to you, there’s so much you need to know to make the best decision.

There’s also a lot of jargon to understand when it comes to instruments and learning to play. Luckily you’ve come to the right section. Here in our handy buyers guide we help you understand just what to look out for when App shopping. 

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When it comes to any app, not just guitar learning ones, there’s the age-old problem of deciding whether to pay for it or not. Now the thrifty soul in us is always looking for great apps for free but they are rare. Generally free apps tend to be limited in what they can provide, and the level of service as well.

What we need to to remember is that apps like these, in particular, have taken hundreds of thousands of hours, input from hundreds of people and require a cost for the servers alone, even when you don’t factor in the labour. So bear in mind, when they ask for a subscription or a fee it’s basic remuneration for their work.

However we’re lucky enough to be able to have apps that are free but still make money using the glorious, yet incredibly annoying, work of adverts. 

You

Now, this may sound silly at first. Of course you know you. But in particular, you need to know your learning style. What kind of a learner are you? There are 4 main learning styles.

Auditory, Visual, Kinesthetic, and Reading and Writing. Auditory learners learn more effectively by listening. Visual learners do so by watching. Kinesthetic learners are a mixture of the former two but with a focus on the sensory, they like to actively be involved, touch things and generally use their senses when it comes to learning.

Reading and Writing learners are exactly what they sound like, they learn the best through reading and writing. Now, what you need to know is what type of learner you are as this will affect which app you choose. 

If you are a visual or auditory learner, then perhaps an app where there are teachers and visual tutorials. An app like chordbank would not suit you as well as it would suit a kinesthetic or reading and writing learner.

Moreover you need to be aware of whether you are an independent learner or group learner. A group learner will need more support whereas an independent learner only really needs the basic tools and be able to guide themselves. 

Education Planner is a great tool to help you figure this out.  

Type of Guitar You Have, Acoustic, Electric

When we say the word guitar do you automatically picture the traditional six stringed brown one? Because while that is a guitar, it’s actually one type of guitar; an acoustic guitar.

This means it can be played without the help of any amplifiers. But there are also electric guitars. They have the same six strings as an acoustic guitar and even follow the same chords and tabs, but need to be plugged in for you to hear. Acoustic guitars generally have a very sweet, mellow sound to them, and electric guitars are reserved for rocking out.

This includes a Bass as well. Bass looks like a guitar but needs to be plugged in and produce a very deep, heavy sound. The type of guitar or instrument you have will affect what songs you should be learning and playing on these apps. So be sure to choose the one you feel comfortable with.

Any of these 13 apps will teach you how to play a six string instrument and some of them will even teach you how to play other instruments like the Piano or Drums. 

Type of Phone

Knowing what phone you have is more about knowing how to download the app. All 13 of these will be available on either an Android or an Iphone or even a desktop. You should also look at how you’ll best be able to access the app as you learn. 

Timeframe

This means, how long will you have to learn? Your timeframe is something that is entirely personal and dependent on you. Will you be learning everyday? After school? After work? In the evenings? In the mornings?

The majority of these apps are easy to use, in that they work around your schedule and can be accessed at any given time. However, some of them also offer Live classes. These live classes are at a set time and it’s up to you to be available for them, so be on the lookout for those. While the timing of them can be tricky, they’re actually very useful. 

Jamplay’s Masterclasses are an example of this. The Masterclasses are taught by actual musicians who are working around their own schedules so it will be up to you to make yourself available.

Moreover, how long do you want to spend learning how to play guitar? Have you set yourself a deadline? If so, perhaps apps with set times and classes may not be for you.

You might want to work at your own pace, working faster than your tutors. If that’s the case, perhaps apps geared towards the independent learners like Songsterr might be for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to learn guitar?

Learning to play the guitar, as with learning anything, is a personal thing. How long it takes you depends on several factors. It will depend on your learning style, how much time you have, your memory, and your determination.

The recommendation for learning anything is that you practise as much as you're able to so you can consolidate what you’ve learnt. 

On average it takes 625, the equivalent of 156 days to reach a beginner level. 1250 hours, which is 10 months, to get to an intermediate level. An advanced level will take 2500 hours, 1.8 years.

To become an expert it takes 5000 hours which is 3.5 years. This is the same as any skill, not just learning to play the guitar. However it is worth remembering that this varies from person to person and is just the noted average. 

What is music theory?

Whenever you learn anything, there’s always a basic theory. Think about driving. Before you’re even allowed to go anywhere near a practical test, you have to have the theory down so that when it comes to the actual thing you know what to look for and what to do. Music is the same. Though it might not be as high-stakes as driving, there’s still a lot to know. 

Music has loads of different elements to it that you need to be aware of as you learn. Being aware of these will make you a better musician. Music theory is understanding the language of music, like driving theory is understanding the language of the road. 

Music theory encompasses things like the different notes, pitches, rests, beats, tones, chords, tabs etc. But don’t forget that, while Music theory is important, you can be a great musician without knowing anything about it.

In fact, if you are a musician, it’s likely that you already know about music theory but don’t even realise it. Music has been around for centuries and music theory has only become popular in the last few ones as music became more organised. Music is about feeling the sounds and using your instincts and ears, more than anything else. 

In fact some of the most famous musicians out there had very little to no understanding of music theory, like Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Elton John and so many more. So don’t beat yourself up if you don’t know too much about music theory.

Success is possible without it. The same is not true for driving theory, please learn the rules of the road. You cannot feel a red light. 

What is Ear Training

Think of the people you know. If one of them was to call your name, you would know who it is just by the sound of their voice. Just like you recognise a letter just by looking at it, you recognise a sound by hearing it. Ear training is when you train your ears to recognise different pitches, sounds, tones, and musical notes. 

Don’t think that this means you have to sit and study using your ears for hours and hours and hours on end. Just like you learn to recognise sounds. Ear training is one of those things that happens over time the more you hear a sound and associate it with the right name for it.

So while I guess you could sit and study, don’t make your ears bleed over ear training. When you’re learning an instrument ear training starts to come naturally. 

All of the 13 apps listed here have an emphasis and focus on ear training. It’s automatic. When they play a sound, you’ll learn the name of the sound and then start to recognise it as you hear it. 

What is a musical note?

A musical note is just the name for a particular sound in music. There are 7 main musical notes called A, B, C, C, D, E, F, and G. Each one is representative of a different noise, also known as a pitch or frequency. Musical notes played together make chords. At the heart of each chord, the note played is called the root note. 

What is a chord?

A chord is a mixture of at least two or more unique notes in music. There are many different types of chords and each chord has its own unique sound. Some of the different types of chords are Major chords, Minor chords, and Diminished chords. 

What is a tab?

Tab is actually short for Tablature and it indicates where you use your fingers on an instrument, or fingering as it’s called. Tabs are more commonly used on stringed instruments like the guitar. 

What is sheet music?

Whenever you are learning to do something, the most important thing is to read the instructions. Usually instructions use words, but with music it’s slightly different. The instructions are written using sheet music.

Sheet music is made up of notes and chords. It usually looks like five horizontal lines with dots and lines joined together. 

Should I learn electric or acoustic guitar?

Most people don’t realise this but it’s actually a lot harder to play an acoustic guitar. This is because the strings are harder and because of the guitar shape. You would think that because of this we would recommend an electric guitar but no.

It’s actually much better to start with an acoustic guitar because of the fact that it’s harder. It will toughen up your fingers and make your hands stronger. If you can conquer an acoustic guitar then an electric one will be a walk in the park. 

How much does a guitar cost?

This is a tough one to say because the cost of a guitar will vary on several factors. Age, material, the craftsmanship, accessories, manufacturers, and loads. The average cost can be anywhere from $100-$500 and even more so than that. This comes from the largest guitar manufacturer in the world Fender. 

How much does it cost to learn guitar?

Okay so, we’re no longer in the traditional age of having to go to a teacher to learn how to play the guitar. This has greatly affected how much we spend on lessons.

Previously, if you had to hire a tutor to teach you how to play the guitar then the average cost would have been about $50 an hour. But now with the use of all these apps, the internet, and Youtube, the cost has significantly reduced, if it even costs at all. 

What’s the easiest song to learn on the guitar for a beginner?

This is very subjective. Easy depends on what a person considers not to be too difficult and what one guitarist might find very easy to play, another might find tricky. However, when you’re starting out as a beginner there are a few recommended songs to try that aren’t considered too hard.

  • “I wanna be there” - Blessed Union of Souls
  • “Three little birds”- Bob Marley
  • “Sweet Home Alabama”- Lynyrd Skynyrd
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