The 25 Best Guitar and Music Apps

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pedrolima@actua...

Great Article.
MobiDic Chords is a new Illustrated Chord Dictionary with over 5.000 chords, pictures and realistic sound.
You can watch the demo video on the link below:
http://youtu.be/_-_5ZgyCiZ8

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josharan

As a guitar teacher, Guitar Toolkit is the best. I also recommend a new one called 7 Minute Guitar. It just came out and it's a great practice tool for students as well as players who don't always have a lot of time to practice.

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Cugel

I find this app a great reference to have by my side while I'm sitting and practicing, for scales, modes, and arpeggios. I just prop up my ipad and dial in the scale form I want to practice. iPhone too.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/scale-sys/id885693459?mt=8

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roberto2014

Guitar-Effects for android & firefox os are great!

play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xtraid.guitareffects

guitar-effects.imagine5.com.ar/

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GuitarFocus

For those that already have a basic understanding of music theory, here's a great tool: Guitar Focus (iPad/Android/Kindle Fire).
Features include:
A chord/mode view that shows a scale's notes as chord/mode intervals, with visual emphasis on chord tones + dual fretboards to practice changes + adjustable focus window.
sublimeid.com/guitarfocus/

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Gianca

Hello guys, I'm a guitar player and developers from Italy. I developed some apps for my own guitar practice, and then I thought they were worth to share. The apps are web-based and run on an html5 browser and obviously are free. if you want to check them out, www.fachords.com

Wigz

Sweet!!

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Slighter

Back in January Sonoma Wire Works, makers of Taylor EQ in the piece, offered up a license to device manufacturer solution that I haven't heard much more about after their press release - http://www.sonomawireworks.com/pr/android-low-latency-audio-solution.php. No matter what Android has done or will do to it's os's the hardware is going to have to support it. Meaning back on the consumer treadmill for probably the latest Nexus device. For what it's worth Guitar Jam Tracks is on andy and plus one for Guitar Pro. ( pitchlab and waves are great tuners also).

ttweedle

If you are an android user why don't you post some awesome apps that work on your device. I have seen multiple posts saying that they didnt add any to this list, and yet none of you have mentioned an app that should have been added...stop bitching and start posting your favorite android app already...

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bartatguitar

Why is the best and most interesting (for me) guitar app not in this list?
And the best of all: it works on Mac/Linux/Win and iOS/Android/Blackberry!
Guitar Pro www.guitar-pro.com
Or do i have missed that somewhere?

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lazyfingers

Exactly what Kenstee has said. The only reason for all these apps not to be on Android is because of the latency issue with Android (the difference in the time from when you press or touch the button/screen and when the sound is produced). This issue is there in Windows as well but the latency can be cut down to playable levels by a piece of software called ASIO4All.
I'm an android user but I got an iPad just for the guitar/music apps.
Until Android doesn't do something about latency, app developers can't do anything.
But no problem for non interactive instrument apps like tuners and tab reader. I have Guitar Pro on android, works great. Why wasn't it mentioned here?

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kenstee

OK Androiders...chill! The major issue is the latency issue in Android which has still been yet to be solved to the satisfaction of app developers. Nothing more sinister than that. No conspiracy theories, etc. Facts are facts... Don't you think developers would be more than happy to take your money too? It is what it is.

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_RacerX_

Android Guys:
There is no standardized API for audio/recording in Android like there is with iOS, since devices come from many manufacturers and audio hardware varies from device to device... it has been difficult to standardize.

GW is not playing favorites or trying to slight you and developers are not ignoring you. It is simply a reality of the market as it currently stands. I'm sure the developers would love to have your money but there is simply not much out there for Android because the audio interface is limited.

Also, GW: You desperately need to check out Jam Up and Bias the two best apps for iOS guitar.

transmothra

There is definitely more than one app out there for Android, and to not have included A SINGLE ONE is worse than merely stupid. It's crass.

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krshnakrunch

Agree about JamUp and Bias. Both are by far the best guitar apps for iOS. Their absence here is a very sorry oversight.

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kenstee

Totally true! JamUp Pro imo smokes all the other apps like Amplitude and AmpKit+. Haven't been able to try Bias as I don't have an iPad. When they port it to the iPhone I'll be first in line!

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krshnakrunch

Bias is incredible. Being able to build your own amp by selecting tubes, transformers, tone stack, biasing, etc. is simply phenomenal. It completely kills every other guitar amp app out there.

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reneg8d

Well, then we need to collectively kick the Droid folks in the ass and get them to standardize things.. I've personally never been a fan of apple..

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MusicLeeInclined

I have been on both sides of the Android and iOS fence and have felt slighted as an Android user when it comes to app articles anywhere. Truth is, it isn't on the author, it is on app developers. The pleas for Android guitar apps would be heard more at sites where developers will hear them.

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WillyWilson

Guitar Apps on Apple, great, but how about for Android? I am not a fanboy of Android but I prefer to use it because it's easy to use simple as that. There are some guitar lesson app for Android but they're not great just like these 25.

William Wilson
Manager
www.bestguitarcourseonline.net

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gsanders

When will you guys admit that you are in bed with apple? From your Quicktime fiasco to only offering the lick of the day in ios format and now 25 apps that are all.....surprise apple based. Your behavior reeks of some type of payola scheme in exchange for exclusivity.

transmothra

All iOS apps? Not a single Android app? Not even one? Really? Seriously. Seriously? Really.

What kind of musician pays twice as much for a gadget that does half as much?

Go back to Cupertino, Applehead.

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playwhatyoufeel.com

What am I? Chopped Liver?
Just Kidding! Great Article!
http://playwhatyoufeel.com/lesson/337

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