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10 Top Rated Free Apps To Learn Guitar on iPhone

If you want to play guitar on your iPhone like i do then i have got some guitar apps that will help you to learn guitar if you are trying to learn it and in case you already know how to play guitar then the apps will surely add some new things to your wardrobe. iPhone has always been fun but now it can also make you learn guitar with its all new line of guitar apps. I have shortlisted the best free guitar apps for you so that you can choose the one that suits you the best and at the same time learn something useful also before you go ahead and buy yourself a real guitar.

Top 10 Free Guitar Apps from Apple

1. Guitar Tuner


Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is a very useful if want to play or learn guitar. The plays every note in its standard tuning(E A D G B e). The app is an easy to use audio visual tuner for your guitar. Before operating this app please make sure that your iPhone is not in silent mode. The app provides a simple user interface to visually check whether the pitch for each string is low or high, and also lets you monitor the pitch change as you wind/unwind the guitar.

2. Guitar Free with Songs


Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app will let you fell the guitar with real strumming and fretting and you can also learn the songs on it. The app has over 500 songs starting from simple ones like Happy Birthday to complex ones like Canon in D. The various other feature that this app offers are 24-fret guitar with multitouch, real strumming, real fretting, chords, real guitar damping and vibrato, open hammer, string tuning, pull odd, 4-8 string support, customizable fingerboard, resizable frets, adjustable metronome, resizable strings, customizable fret markers, left handed support, optional auto plucking, full screen support, navigational bar, quick fret shifting, quick jumping to frets and many more things. So get it, install it and start playing.

3. Gibson Learn & Master w/ StudioShare


Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is the 2010 Billboard Music App Award Winner. Gibson Guitars is a world renown company foe producing classic models in every major style of fretted instruments. Gibson partnered with the Legacy Learning Systems to create this magnificent app. This app gives you the essential tools for becoming a better guitar player as well as free full-length lessons from the award-winning Learn and Master guitar. This app allows the novice or the professional musician to record, mix and share your music with friends, fans and fellow musicians anywhere in the world. You can record the music using the built in microphones, external microphones or using the popular add-ons  such as the iRig and Ampkit.

4. Chordmaster LE


Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is a hand-held guitar chord library which will allow you to view each chord in first position and to strum the virtual strings to play and hear each chord in pristine audio. The library in the app allows its users to navigate to any chord easily and quickly. This app has a digitally sampled sound library that enables the user to scrum across the fingerboard and hear exactly how the selected chords sound like. The app has a graphical layout and intuitive user interface to help you in operating and understanding the app.

5. Magic Guitar


Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

The app allows you to play a note and shake your phone and feel the magic as the music responds to your slightest movement. The app allows to cradle your phone in the palm of your hand like a guitar neck and watch as the beams of light approach your fingertips. You can then press and hold each note and also shake your phone to bring your song to life. You can control the notes, speed, guitar type, pitch and vibrato. You can also swipe your fingers across the screen to bend any note. You can jam on your favourite classical, rock, folk,and pop songs. The app allows you to touch the beams of lights to play all styles of music and also express your creativity by shaking your phone to create the vibrato or drag your fingers to bend the pitch.

6. Guitar Buddy


Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app contains 25 scales patterns, 100 rock licks, 5 classical tracks and 1300 strong chord library. The app has scales grouped into Major, Minor, Pentatonic, Minor Pentatonic, Blues, plus Modal Scales including the Dorian, Harmonic Minor, Locrian, Melodic Minor, Mixylodian and Phrygian in C. The app has over 100 rock licks in 4 rock licks bundles and a classical pack with works from composers such as Bach, Sor and Carcassi. It also has a free chord dictionary with audio note playback over 1300 popular chords from various chord groups like Major, Power(5), 6, 7, Maj 7, 9 , 11, 13 , m, m6, m7, m9, m11, m (Maj 7), Suspended 2, Suspended4, Diminished, Augmented, 6/9, 7 Suspended, 7b9, 7b5, 9 suspended 4, Add9 & Augmented 9.

7. Guitar World Lick of the Day


Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is created by the Agile Partners and Guitar World, the World’s best selling guitar magazine. The app is a must have for all the guitar players who want to improve their playing skills. The app has Tab and standard music notation and rhythm notation for each lick that scroll in sync with videos on iPad. The practice mode with settings can control the music notation tempo, looping, audio synthesis, a metronome and many more things. Tabs and standard notation now have A/B looping. The app has enhanced sound font and new metronome sounds. The visual fretboard shows finger positions synchronized with the scrolling music notation and all the performance notes are written by the Guitar World’s instructors.

8. Pocket Guitar Songbook


Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is a sensational free pocket guitar app that gives you the music and lyrics to thousands of songs turning your iPhone or iPad into a powerful portable studio. You can also record your own music video and share it instantly with anyone or everyone online. You can play, record and share them anytime and anyplace. This app includes Lyrics and Chords for 20 songs including Sloop John B, Crossroads and The House Of The Rising sun. The app has a library of thousands of songs which can be downloaded in an instant. This app is the first legal and licensed Lyrics and Chords App in iTunes Store.

9. All Guitar Chords


Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app includes over 300 of the most commonly used guitar chords and triads in any version. It also has information on chord theory and east-reference diagrams. This is a perfect app for beginners. The app is free from all the banners and ads. The app is an All in one Package with Guitar Chords, Scales, Triads, Arpeggios, Notes on the fretboard, reverse Chord finder Tool, Alternate Guitar Tunings, Chord Quiz, Chord Scale relationships and many more things that you can learn.

10. JamPlay Guitar Pack


Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app provides exclusive content from the, the leader in the online guitar lessons. This app is a must have for all the artists of all skill levels. The app provides you with the video lessons and you will get a load of essential tools including a tuner, chord library, scale library and backing tracks. It doesn’t matter whether you play acoustic or electric, whether you are a beginner or a advanced player. Everybody agrees that this app is mandatory if you are looking to improve your guitar playing.The app provides Video Lessons, Backing Tracks, Free Content Updates, Tuner, Chord Library, Scale Library and Metronome.

Some More Apps:-

Beginner Guitar Songs, On the Music Path, Guitar Jam Tracks: Acoustic Blues, Guitar Trainer HDx, Guitar! HD and Blues Guitar Lessons.



All the Guitar apps that we have discussed above can have their own unique purpose. But all of these app will help you learn Guitar and do various other stuff like jamming, recording etc. with them. Please let us know about your comments about the apps that we discussed in this post or if you find any other apps that you like apart from these and also whether these apps succeed in achieving their goal from the comments section.

By shoumesh

Shoumesh is passionate about iPhone and loves to create useful list of apps which could be worth using by any apple device user.

1 reply on “10 Top Rated Free Apps To Learn Guitar on iPhone”

The iPhone is a great tool for guitarists. A few years ago I found myself having the problem of trying to form chords on guitar apps and not been able to consistently put my fingers on the right spots in the fret. However, I did want to form the chords rather than just selecting the chords as some apps offered.

As a musician who happened to know programming I ended up developing an app of my own, Guitar⋆, under Simple Solutions, which guesses the users true chord intention when positioning their fingers on the virtual fret.

Hope you can get to try it and enjoy it.


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