Ten Free Amazing Guitar Apps



Apps are all the rage these days and a day never seems to go by without a new basket of “must haves” are pushed under your nose. Here we look at ten free amazing guitar apps that you should consider bunging up those last few bytes on your phones memory card.


This is a great app for anyone who is starting out to play the guitar. It works by using algorithms to identify what your playing. Available on Android and iOS, it’s a great way to get into guitar giving you chordal patterns to perform and get feedback on. As well as this you can learn chords, scales rhythms and a whole lot more.

Check out the app by clicking JAMSTAR

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Next up is GuitarTricks. It is free, but like many of the apps featured here, if you upgrade to the full version, you unlock a a huge amount of new features. GuitarTricks is the app which reflects the truly massive amount of material available from the website of the same name. There is also a huge and highly sub’d Youtube channel which keeps pushing new content on a regular basis.

There are over eleven thousand, yes, eleven thousand lessons as well as over seven hundred songs. It really does have something for everyone from beginner to advanced.

Ten free amazing guitar apps

If you would like to know more about GuitarTricks click GuitarTricks which takes you to the Google store.

EIGHT – gStrings

There are two versions of this guitar tuner app. The free version means you need to put up with ads, however, if you can put up with ads and we do every day, what’s the problem.

Without doubt this is one of the most popular guitar tuner apps out there with an astonishing number of over 190K downloads and a high user rating.

Download this excellent tuner by clicking on gStrings.


It was a bit of a struggle to find an app that just dealt with chords as the majority of apps also include songs etc. It’s not that we are against songs as there is “an app for that”, but this app is just for chords alone. GUITAR CHORD is not the most amazing looking app, but it’s simple, easy to use and not large in terms of size. The main problem is that the app has not been updated since 2011 but that does not mean that the material held within it is any less relevant and that’s why we have included it in our ten free amazing guitar apps.

guitar chord app

So, if you can put up with a basic looking app which does the business then check out Guitar Chord.


Okay, this is not just a guitar app, it’s also for learning piano and ukulele! Coming up for 47K installs, Yousician (who thought up that name?) states that it’s the number one education app in one hundred and nineteen countries which is used by twenty five million people. This is a bit of a head scratcher because it clearly states that there have been around 47K installs.

Anyway, despite this anomalously, it’s a professionally put together learning app which you can view in action in the video below. By the way, this video has been punted hard by the company on Youtube and now has a staggering 14 million views!

Get your hands on Yousician on Google by clicking Yousician!


Well, although we said that we found finding chord apps a bit tricky, here is another that you really will want to check out. Chord! 3

No matter what standard of musician you are and we say “musician” as Chord! 3 is not just for guitarists, but any fretted instrument like bass, ukulele, banjo you’ll find this app of use. Rather than go on about it, check out this video below.

Like this app? You can find it by clicking Chord! 3.


Coming in at number four is REAL GUITAR. The company states that this is one of the most realistic guitar simulator apps out there and with nearly 300K worth of downloads, it’s hard to argue with! It’s the kind of app where you can play guitar wherever you are; on the bus, tram etc.

It’s at the Google Play Store, click REAL GUITAR to get it now.


Well, it kind of says what it does on the tin! Not fantastic to look at, but again it is free so there is little to complain about. If you are a blues guitarists or want to get into blues guitar you can’t really go wrong here. You can learn blues in the following styles: Classic blues, Texas blues, Chicago blues and Rockabilly blues. You can change all of the licks into the twelve major keys and the licks can be heard as each one is linked to an audio playback file.

96 blues guitar licks

As usual, get it by clicking 96 blues guitar licks.


Love Jimi Hendrix? So do we and this is a great little app that will help you work towards learning how to play guitar in the style of Hendrix. The app blurb states “Jimi Tutor teaches you how to play guitar riffs, licks and solos in minutes without any musical knowledge.”

Here is the links for JIMI TUTOR LITE.

Well, drum roll please, here is the app at number one of our ten free amazing guitar apps.


Well, here is a brilliant free app called AMPKIT. Rather than go on about it, the best bet is for you to view the video below and check out our link which is below. There is a paid version but the free version includes: Peavey ValveKing amp (clean and very-high-gain lead channels), two ValveKing cabinets (4×12 and 1×12), two pedals (Noise Gate, Elevenizer overdrive pedal), two mics (Workhorse 57 dynamic mic, Germann 87 condenser mic), and a built-in Noise & Feedback Filter.

Check out this video review on Ampkit

To view details about our number one in our ten free amazing guitar apps check out AMPKIT.

Ten Free Amazing Guitar Apps Roundup

Okay, we hope you enjoyed our list of free apps and that you actually get around to loading and using some of them. Keep coming back to GMI for more lists of great guitar ideas as well as our free lessons and guitar resources!

We have hundreds of great guitar articles within GMI – Guitar & Music Institute. Check them out and our online guitar lessons store which has a growing range of great lessons, books and audio products for guitarists of all styles and technical levels.

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