The choice of guitar apps (in IOS and Android) are endless from tablature directories to tuners. Mobile technology has become a part of a musicians everyday life.
These apps help make the many issues facing guitarists more convenient challenges. Because of that, we put together a list of five helpful guitar apps. Download these now to bring mobile technology into your playing.
Perhaps the best mobile guitar tuner on the market, GuitarTuna—released by Yousician—is a valuable asset to anybody on the road, home studio, or just on the couch.
What makes this app valuable is its accuracy. GuitarTuna allows you to set a digital headstock to any kind of tuning you want. You can also train your ear by using a function allowing you to hear individual notes and strings.
But the value doesn’t stop there… This app also features tuning mechanisms for guitar, bass, ukulele, and banjo. This makes exploring these instruments much more convenient for beginners.
Included in the package are six different mini-games using a points-based system. They’ll help build your chord vocabulary and train your ear. This is a really fun and easy way to develop your skills. In our mind, GuitarTuna is an incredibly useful, fun, and valuable tool for players of any level.
Download GuitarTuna for Android here or IOS here.
If you’ve been playing for a long time, you might have tons of chord diagrams laying around the house. With ChordBank—released by Better Notes—you can throw all of that out the window.
Featuring an easy-to-use chord wheel, you’ll find the fingerings of any chord, in literally any position on the guitar. By tapping on the chord wheel, you can change major or minor, suspended or augmented, and delve deeper into sixth, seventh, and ninth chords with ease.
The diagram graphic lays green dots where your fingers are supposed to go on the fretboard. This shows which fingers go where through the standard 1-2-3-4 system. You can also change the positioning of the chord helping you find any chord, in any position.
Download ChordBank for Android here or IOS here.
3. Tiny Guitar
We like this app because of how fun it is to use. With a simplistic visual mechanism for strumming and hitting specific notes, Tiny Guitar—developed by SquarePoet—is incredibly easy to play.
We think this app would be great for children. There are tons of preloaded songs. The perfect beginner app, it gives both the ability to play melodically with single notes or through a chord-strumming feature.
Download Tiny Guitar for IOS here.
4. Guitar Elite
Keynote Star Inc. released what is perhaps the biggest collection of guitar models in one small app. Guitar Elite, simply put, allows you to hear what a multitude of guitars sound like. Now, you can draw up real-life examples when talking about a specific guitar’s sound.
5. Guitar Tuner
If you’re looking for a barebones, no-frills guitar tuning app, the aptly-named Guitar Tuner is the one to use. Simply set up which tuning you’d like to use then pluck individual strings to match their sounds as you tune your guitar.
This is truly the most basic of guitar apps we found worth using. It features 22 often-used guitar tunings, from standard all the way to open G minor. Since there is no sound input, this is a great way to train the ear on how specific strings are supposed to sound. All-in-all, a simple and great tool for building your hearing and tuning skills
Download Guitar Tuner for Android here or IOS here.