Thanks to the popularity of smartphones and the advances of app development, you can get pretty much everything you need for your guitar playing onto your phone. Here are some guitar apps that you really should have on your phone or tablet.
Every guitarist needs to be able to quickly and accurately tune their instrument. Every now and then, you might forget your guitar tuner, but chances are that you wouldn’t have forgotten your phone. GuitarTuna is a great app that you can download for free. It’s ideal for several other instruments as well, including seven-string guitars and instruments with different tunings. One of the best parts about this app though, the thing that sets it apart from a lot of others, is that it works even in noisy places. This app has other features too, including a metronome to help you with speed training and keeping time, and a chord library.
2. Guitar Pro
This app will cost you a couple of bucks, but it’s well worth it if you rely on tabs a lot for learning and writing songs. This app is the mobile version of the software that guitarists (and several other musicians) all over the world have depended on since the early 2000s. An extensive library of songs is at your fingertips so you can learn all your favorites. You can even create your own tabs and import them into the library. This is perfect for beginners and experts alike.
3. RecForge Pro
If you like writing songs and composing music, then RecForge is for you. Songwriters are always coming up with little riffs, lyrics, and tunes, and you need to be able to record them quickly and with high quality. That’s where this app is especially handy. You can record, edit, export and convert file, and share your music through a multitude of platforms, among other features. And it’ll only cost you a couple of bucks.
GuitarTricks is a guitar lesson app that you can download for absolutely free. The app has lessons and tutorials taught by real guitar players, with special lessons for beginners. There are tutorials for some of the most popular songs, lessons on the fundamentals, and the easiest songs to play for beginners. There are also plenty of tips for practicing, tuning, maintenance, and tones, to name a few of the features. Even more experienced players can benefit from this free service. Since it’s free, download it and see for yourself.
5. Ultimate Guitar Tabs and Chords
If you’ve ever used the Ultimate Guitar website, you should have this app. It’s perfect for players who prefer learning songs by chords with the words rather than by reading music or tablature. This app will give you the simplest ways of playing the songs you love, along with several other versions of them in case you want to it just a little different. Find versions with and without capos, chord variants, and transpositions. It only costs a couple of bucks, so it’s well worth it.
All of these apps are good to have in your arsenal. With these, you’ll have a comprehensive guitar guide in your pocket!