Guitars are cool, those who play them immediately become cooler and try to steal your girl. The best guitar coach apps for Android will help you become that person, minus the stealing the girl part. The apps are designed to teach you how to play guitar better and learn from scratch if you don’t know how.
If you’ve been reading Joy of Android for a while now, you are already aware that I am really bad at making music or playing an instrument. So naturally, I had to ask a musician friend to actually test out the apps for me and give his opinion. That’s the same guy who tested the best piano coach apps for Android. He wasn’t pleased at first because I was just offloading my work on him, but a pizza later, he was ready do the job 🙂
Note: These guitar coach apps for Android were tested on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and a Sony Xperia Z smartphone. All of the apps worked fine and no problems were faced during the testing. Some of the apps will need an active Internet connection to provide full functionality. The apps are not in any particular order because they are all very different from each other.
Justin Guitar Beginner Song Course
JustinGuitar.com is one of the best websites to learn guitar, anyone who even googled guitar lessons know that. Justin Sandercoe has a great way of teaching you how to play guitar and is a wonderful teacher. If you are just starting to learn guitar, this is the app you should get, hands down.
The app provides you a clear learning path with the help of innovative exercises, great instructional videos, and a wide variety of songs that are easy to play.
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The web-based course was available a while ago but now it’s also ready to be taken on Android as well. Personally, having checked out the web course and the Android app, I can say the Android app is the best way to go because of interactivity.
Even if you already know how to play the guitar, this app will come in handy to plug in any holes you may have left in your skill set. The step-by-step hands-on learning process to play guitar helps you hone your skills.
There are around 25 instructional videos that you can watch and learn from. Overall, if you need just one app to learn guitar from scratch, I would recommend Justin Guitar Beginners Song Course.Show Downloads
FourChords Guitar Karaoke
If you’re in the market to learn new songs really fast, FourChords Guitar Karaoke is an another perfect learning tool. All you need is a guitar and this app and you’ll be able to play along 1700+ hit songs. The songs are displayed in karaoke style and are quite clear in the presentation.
The app also listens to you while you play and gives you real-time feedback on how you can improve your art. There are a lot of genres available for you to play along from pop music to country and from classic rock to children’s music, everything is included in the app.
FourChords Guitar Karaoke has tutorial videos, chord charts, strum machine, and adjustable template. All are necessary tools to help you in the learning process.
There is also a very easy to use and accurate tuner available on the app. The app also has the ability of tracking your performance, which is always a plus.Show Downloads
Songsterr Guitar Tabs & Chords
Songsterr Guitar offers more than 500,000 high quality guitar, drum, and bass tabs and chords. There is a large selection of accurate tabs from the website that come with high transcription quality.
The app offers a very realistic guitar engine that allows you to learn and play along with the app.
You can also have some control over the playback of the songs; it will come in real handy when learning difficult chords. You’ll also be able to loop something over and over again until you nail it down perfectly.
I really love the feature where you can just listen to the instrument you are learning and eliminate other instruments, this will allow you to hone in and learn guitar better.
There are little touches that make Songsterr Guitar a great choice for guitar learning. For example, the app gives you a little bit of time to prepare yourself right after you press the play button. This shows that the developer actually played guitar on their own app.Show Downloads
Yousician is not a dedicated guitar coach app but it does provide an amazing learning experience. It’s a fast and fun way to learn and master the guitar and that too on your own terms and pace.
Yousician listens when you play the instrument and then provides you great feedback on the timing and accuracy. The curriculum is designed by experts and will aid not only beginners but also professionals.
There are over 1,500 exercises and missions for you to learn from as well as hundreds of videos.
The only downside is that the premium features are subscription based. One instrument costs $20 per month so it is a significantly bigger investment than the other apps on the list. However, if you want to learn from actual music experts, this is one of the best guitar coach apps for Android.Show Downloads
Tuner & Metronome
This is definitely not a guitar coach app but it will come in really handy when you want to play and learn. It’s a great hands-free metronome and a very solid chromatic tuner app.
The app allows you to actively see the pitch and improve as you go, making it the easiest “teaching” tool there is.
Tuner & Metronome is not only made for guitars though, it can work with its cousins as well. Ukulele, violin, mandolin, and cello etc. are all supported. It comes with an accurate beats per minute controller and detector, a time tracker, and a high precision tuner.
In short, if you already know what you are doing and just need to improve your guitar game, this is the one app you should always keep on your Android.Show Downloads
These were some of the best guitar coach apps for Android. I hope these apps will help you become a great guitarist or at least let you have some good old fashioned fun.
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