Simply Guitar review 2024

Fun, interactive learning app for wannabe guitar legends

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Guitar World Verdict

Simply Guitar's joyful take on guitar tuition is fun to the point of being addictive. Its extensive song library and real-time feedback should keep even the most jaded player enthused.


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    Truly engaging for beginners

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    Lively user experience

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    Strong, contemporary song library

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    Real-time feedback


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    Not much for intermediate or advanced players

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    Bold, modern design not for traditionalists

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For the purposes of this review, Simply Guitar granted us full access to their online lessons platform.

Trust us, playing the guitar is the most rewarding, most enjoyable and most satisfying pastime ever. Period. Until it's not. When the tips of your fingers are throbbing with pain, you just can't 'get' that riff despite attempting it a gazillion times and every other note is buzzing like a wayward chainsaw, almost any other activity holds greater appeal.

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Simon Fellows

When Simon's childhood classical guitar teacher boasted he 'enjoyed a challenge', the poor man had no idea how much he'd underestimated the scale of the task ahead. Despite Simon's lack of talent, the experience did spark a lifelong passion for music. His classical guitar was discarded for an electric, then a room full of electrics before Simon discovered the joys of keys. Against all odds, Simon somehow managed to blag a career as a fashion journalist, but he's now more suitably employed writing for Guitar World and MusicRadar. When not writing or playing, he can be found terrifying himself on his mountain bike.