Whether you use an iPhone, Android phone or use apps on your Mac OSX desktop computer, there’s guitar apps on the market that can help you get better at guitar and have fun while using the technology you love. Here are some of the best apps on the market to assist you in your quest.
This guitar app offers over 100 drum beats in various styles to make practicing guitar (or any other instrument) to a metronome much more fun than a simple click track. Practice is sometimes just not fun, and this app will change that. Practicing with a metronome will improve your timing and rhythm and make you a better bandmate, whether you’re playing rhythm or lead guitar.
This guitar app offers backing tracks that helps guitarists practice scales in an exciting way! The app comes with charts that are easy to follow. Your lead guitar practice will shape up faster than simply playing long with the music on your iTunes, as you’re front and center with this app. You can use it anywhere (in the band van, backstage or in the bedroom).
Looking to improve your blues and rock guitar licks? This app is fantastic for widening your guitar phrasing and helping you get outside your own head. The app comes with a handy “tab chunking” approach to help with learning different parts of various licks. Master the licks and riffs of guitar legends from the past 50 years. Your bandmates and listeners will thank you.
Learning modes can really help make your guitar playing more interesting, and this app is great for beginners and intermediate guitarists who want to get better at modes. The app comes with backing tracks to make practicing modes on guitar more fun than just playing the notes alone. It was also featured by Guitar World as a “Top 25” app. Give this one a look.
More Guitar Apps
- Guitar! by Smule by Smule
- FourChords Guitar Karaoke by Musopia
- FourTrack by Sonoma Wire Works
- Tabs & Chords by Ultimate Guitar – Learn and play acoustic guitar, bass and ukulele by Ultimate Guitar
- AmpKit – Guitar amps and effects recording studio with backing tracks, tuner and metronome by Agile Partners