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72 Apps For Guitarists Blog Size

 

I’ll begin this with a warning.

This is a monster 72 app guide to the best apps for learning and playing guitar.

In fact, it’s the biggest guitar app guide on the internet – so before you continue, bookmark this page now because you’ll want to return to it later and try more of these awesome apps.

…We’ve separated the wheat from the chaff and chosen 72 the very best of them, organised them into 9 categories, explained what’s good about them, showed a video of each, chosen an independent review to show we’re not biased, and linked to the relevant app store to get the guitar app for your device.

…and If we’ve missed an app that you love. Let us know in the comments at the bottom : )

To Begin…

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Guitar Tool Apps –

Tuners, Metronomes & ‘Slow-downers’ +

PolyTune

PolyTune

This dedicated polyphonic tuner app is very visual fast and easy to use. It’s bright enough to be used onstage and in situations when you cannot hear the pitch. It also has a mode where you strum once and you can see the pitch of all six strings, each with its own colour-coordinated indicator light:

Great App. Works very well as a chromatic tuner or poly tuner and switches back and forth between these two modes quickly and automatically.  I like that the indicator doesn’t jump around like some other tuners I’ve tried. All in all, a great app (I paid $1). Originally gave it only 4 stars because it doesn’t do other instruments, but I switched to 5 stars because it does exactly what it’s advertised to do, and it does it beautifully.

– 5/5 – DaleD (independent app user review)

Available for iOS

AP Tuner

AP Tuner

AP Tuner lets you quickly and accurately tune your guitar using your phone’s built-in mic. Based on an improved version of their pitch recognition engine, it features automatic note and cent deviation for guitar as well as a variety of other instruments. It’s precise up to 1/1000 semitone (0.1 cent) and they have a noise reduction algorithm that allows for tuning in even the most demanding of environments:

Great tuner Like the laptop version, this tuner finds notes very, very quickly, and it gives you the unvarnished truth, unlike other tuners that stop giving you information as soon as you are ‘close enough’. Has a huge choice of temperaments to choose from.

– 5/5 – Stephen Sinclair (independent app user review)

Available for iOS

Available for Android

 

Tun-D

Tun-D

This is a no fluff, easy to use, simple tuner for guitar and other stringed instruments. It has standard, chromatic and alternate tuning presets for guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, violin, and more. The basic Android version is free but there are also advanced paid versions on iPhone and Android:

Best tuner I’ve used! Totally recommend thisThis tuner is very convenient to use because it gives you most of the popular tuning formats for your guitar. I’ve been looking for a tuner which can tune a guitar in drop d, and found this! Problem solved!

– 5/5 – Hasith Jayasekara (independent app user review)

Available for iOS

Available for Android

 

Cleartune

ClearTune
This tuner has both a big following (Over a half million dedicated users) and some big followers, including Nicole Atkins, The Black Keys, Rosanne Cash, The Gorillaz and The Killers.

Cleartune is a chromatic instrument tuner and pitch pipe that allows you to tune your instrument using the built-in mic in your Android device. It features a “note wheel” interface allowing you to quickly find your pitch, paired with a responsive fine-tuning meter for the perfect tune.

Plus it includes support for custom temperaments, transposition, notations such as solfège, adjustable calibration and more. it can tune acoustic or electric guitar, bass and any other instrument that can sustain a tone:

This app is a life saver. It is extremely accurate. We have several tuners lying around but I always reach for my phone. I have tuned every guitar I own from acoustics to bass guitars and never had a problem with a note registering.

– 5/5 – DeltaForce85 (independent app user review)

Available for iOS

Available for Android

 

N-Track Tuner

TunerApp
This app is a tuner that contains pitch notes for you to tune to or it can guide you to the correct pitch as a chromatic tuner. It’s novel features is that it also displays a spectrum analyser while you tune so that you can see how the pitch changes over time but much more usefully you can control the sensitivity and precision of the tuning which is great. You can also set the tuner for non-standard temperaments and alternative note names:

Functional and easy to use app for a guitar tuner, has multiple setting and helps you out. The only complaint I have is that it rotates with your phone, which is a minimal complaint. I highly recommend it

5/5 – evansreviews (independent app user review)

Available for iOS

Available for Android

Pro Metronome

ProMetronome

This metronome app lets you choose from 13 different tones to use with any time signature and rhythmic accent that you want. It also has a range of useful subdivision patterns, including triplets and dotted notes. It can also use your phone’s vibration to let you feel the beats as well as seen them:

Great! I’m a music major and use this app all the time when I practice! Its helped me so much!It’s cheap compared to other metronomes you would buy in music stores. Defiantly worth it!

5/5 – horsepianofreak5  (independent app user review)

Available for iOS

Available for Android

 

Guitar Suite HD

GuitarSuiteHD

With this app you can test yourself on 50 scales and more than 25,000 chords, plus it features a metronome and support for bass, guitar, ukulele, banjo, and lute. It also comes with a guitar tuner and a tune-by-ear option so that you can learn this all important skill:

This software is no joke. It’s a musician’s friend. Everything is easily accessible and user friendly.

5/5 – Musician’s Toolbox  (independent app user review)

Available for iOS

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