4 Android Apps to Help You Learn to Play the Guitar

4 Android Apps to Help You Learn to Play the Guitar

Laura E. Hall
May 27, 2011

052711rockout.jpgHave you learned the basics of guitar playing from long bouts of Guitar Hero, and are ready to move on to the real thing? These apps for Android will help you get yourself jammin' in no time.

Chord! ($2.80) is "the last chord charts book you'll ever need", with an extensive list of chords, a chord finder, reverse search, multiple combinations and the ability to hear the diagram.

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gStrings Chromatic Tuner (free) can tune any instrument, and reviews rave about its sensitivity and accuracy.

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Robotic Guitarist (free) is a guitar emulator with a chord guide and a metronome, for those of us that need to play around a bit with hearing and seeing the chords before it starts to make sense in our brain, and by extension, our fingers.

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Guitarist's Reference ($2.99) is recommended for those wishing to brush up on their music theory, with a massive index of chords, scales, scale relationships, alternate tunings and arpeggio diagrams.

Have you used tech to learn an instrument? Do you have a favorite guitar app for Android? Share it with us in the comments below.

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