Yousician review 2024

Amusing, gaming-style tuition site and app that's perfect for young beginners

Yousician lessons screen grabs
(Image: © Yousician/Simon Fellows)

Guitar World Verdict

Bright, primary colors and bold bouncy graphics give Yousician the appearance of a child's toy, but there's real substance here for beginners


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    Animated, moving fretboard

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    Decent song library, if not exhaustive

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    Fun for kids and many adults


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    Only really suitable for beginners

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    Bright aesthetic irritating after a while

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    Initially confusing

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Yousician at a glance

Yousician lessons screen grabs

(Image credit: Yousician/Simon Fellows)

Platform: desktop, iOS, Android

Cost: Free 7-day trial available; personal plan $11.66/£9.99 per month, billed at $139.99/£119.99 per year; family plan (up to 4 premium accounts) $17.49/£14.99 per month, billed at $209.99/£179.99 per year

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Why do people aspire to become guitarists? We betcha it's because it looks fun, that's why. Is it fun? Of course! Is getting there fun? Well, we hate to say it but invariably not, which is why so many people give up early on.

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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.