Whether you are a seasoned guitarist or someone looking to improve their skills or even someone just looking to pick up the guitar for the first time, there is surprisingly a large number of Android apps available for you. In fact, there is an absolutely abundance of apps available for all levels of guitarists. To try and narrow down what is on offer, below are ten overall apps that any guitarist should think about checking out. Depending on your level, not all apps will be for you, but hopefully, there is something for everyone on the list.
Real Guitar Free
Starting off today’s list is a guitar simulator app. As such, if you are looking for an app which can give you the feel and sound of playing a guitar from your smartphone or tablet, then this is one to check out. On offer is the ability to pluck, strum and get used to chord formations all from your mobile device.
Yousician Learn to Play Guitar
For those looking for a more hands on with a real guitar experience, then Yousician is worth checking out. This is an app which is designed to help you improve your guitar playing skills. This is a very popular app and does offer a number of songs for you play along with, as well as tutorials on how to improve your playing.
Ultimate Guitar Tabs & Chords
Any budding guitarist will need to get used to tablature and the internet has now changed the way in which tabs are digested. Ultimate Guitar Tabs is one of the largest tab collection sites on the internet and if you would rather have that collection in your back pocket, then with their app, now you can.
For the more experienced guitarists out there, drum machines are a necessary tool. While being able to play the guitar is one thing, if you want your music to sound more authentic, you will need a backing drum track to play along with in the background. This is where Real Drum will help.
PitchLab Guitar Tuner (LITE)
Of course, guitar playing will only ever sound as good as how well your guitar is tuned. Guitar tuner apps have significantly reduced the need for guitarists to rely on having a physical guitar tuner nearby. There are a ton of guitar tuner apps to choose from, however, one worth checking out is the Guitar Tuner from PitchLab.
If you are still getting use to forming chords then one app worth checking out is this one. Learn Advanced Guitar Chords provides a really good visual description of what chords should look like and focuses on the more advanced chords. So if you are still getting used to the likes of flats, sharps, augmented and diminished chords, then this will be a big help. .
If you are competent enough with chord formations, then the next step in improving your playing is with the use of scales. All chords have their respective scales and learning these scales will provide a much more natural sounding level of playing. As well as introduce you to relevant note formation for guitar solos and the likes.
For those looking for a more connected experience, one interesting guitar app is AmpliTube UA. This app does require you to purchase an additional accessory, but once purchased and installed, will essentially offer you a variety of guitar effects. Sort of like an electronic effects pedal, but without the pedal.
If you are ready to start recording, then there is a ton of apps already available which can do the recording for you. Granted, the quality might not be the absolute best, but this is a great way to record and show your friends and family how you are doing. Or just get some realistic feedback for yourself on your playing.
While you might not think of YouTube as a natural resource for guitarists, it is actually one of the best. There is a ton of videos on YouTube designed to help you improve your guitar playing including tutorials, riff by riff instructions and full guides.