Just doing five two minute exercises a day will help sharpen your skills as a guitarist!

'David Mead : Guitar Gym' is the latest app from David Mead, guitarist, teacher and author of the best-selling Guitar Workout books. The 'David Mead : Guitar Gym' is filled with the most effective guitar practice exercises to develop your technique and turn you into a better guitar player. Create your own daily routine to hone your skills and improve your playing.

The 60 core exercises are split into five categories, each containing three levels of difficulty. The categories cover Warm-Ups, Co-ordination, Ear Training, Stamina and Rhythm, but all will test your left and right hand capabilities to the limit.

In addition you can add extra categories via in-app purchases of the David Mead Guitar Gym expansion packs. Expansion Pack 1 adds 48 exercises in four all new categories - Arpeggios, Modes, Cross Picking and the Major Scale.

You can design your own custom workout by taking one exercise from each category to practice every day.

You can hear the exercises in advance and play along using the tab player and there's an adjustable metronome to keep you rhythmically on track.

There's a timer, too, to make sure you perform each exercise for the full two minutes. You can keep a record and view stats for each exercise to help track your progress.

"However you use the 'David Mead : Guitar Gym' app, I hope you see the benefits in your playing soon!" - David Mead, Sep 2012

What's New

Version 2.25

Thank you to everyone for your feedback and ideas for the app - please keep telling us what you think.

This update fixes the bug for remembering bpms for exercises in expansion pack 1 and includes volume sliders for the click and guitar track.

Ratings and Reviews

Very useful to any guitarist's skill level

jp ten to never

Having studied degree in music and worked as a music teacher and head of music department - I had taken a long break in playing. this app really helped to improve my skills and stamina whilst reminding me about good technique- a little buggy by perfectly functional!
Some of the scale shapes seem a little unusual but you can substitute them yourself- some lovely arrpeggios up the neck in the newer versions too- definitely worth it!

Quality Structured Tuition


A big problem for any guitarist is knowing WHAT to practice; this app gives you five exercises that add up to ten minutes of your time, and if you can't find that, you're not going to improve. The exercises cover different but crucial aspects, with you choosing to repeat or move on from each one, as well as determining the tempo (60bpm is the default). You get tab and playback in time with the metronome, as well as the two minute timer. This app will help you identify weaknesses in your playing, which is vital knowledge in the quest for improvement. The only thing I think that would make this app flawless would be a simple, in-app clean amp simulation, so that all you need to practice is in one place. Well done, Mr Mead :)

Focused, complete and challenging.

Fortune burgs

This is a very thorough app. It deals with all areas of your playing in a way that is difficult to do on your own. It drags you out of your comfort zone and into the real world of mastering your instrument.

If you follow the exercises systematically increasing the speed only once you've mastered that exercise, the app will improve your clarity, speed, dexterity, stamina and musical understanding.

If you go a step further and apply what you've learnt to other keys, learning the same exercises across the fretboard and with other chord shapes, you will improve another level.

If you go even further still and purposefully apply what you've learnt to songs you already know, your musicianship will improve in leaps and bounds.

This app is truly phenomenal, however make sure you continue the work after the 10mins.

I often like to revisit exercises that I've 'mastered'.

It's worth every penny, if you're serious about improving.


Leafcutter Studios Ltd
45.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Leafcutter Studios Ltd and David Mead
In-App Purchases
  1. Expansion Pack 1 £1.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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