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Guitar Basics For Dummies

By gWhiz, LLC

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A feature-packed app to get you playing real (or at least recognizable) music fast. You don’t have to read music to play the guitar. Starting with the basics of the guitar and moving to practicing all the chords, you can pick up on everything you need to understand and play the guitar. With a built-in electronic tuner and metronome/drum tracks included in this app, Guitar Basics For Dummies is the first (and maybe only) guitar app you’ll need.

Jump right into your own lessons with an overview of the anatomy of the guitar and how guitars work. From there you’ll get instruction on tuning your guitar – complete with relative and reference tuning; and don’t forget to utilize the tuner in this app to help you along. Detailed lessons on position and posture (sitting, standing, left-hand, right-hand) and chord diagrams, rhythm slashes, and tablature set the stage for chord lessons. You’ll learn how to play and strum the essential chord families (A, D, G, and C) as well as learning how to play Barre chords. Warm up and play along with popular songs, including – Kumbaya, Swing Low, Auld Lang Syne, and a few more recognizable classics. And you’ll get your own Chord Library – complete with diagram and other helpful visuals. Whether you want to learn guitar for a hobby or to be a star, this app has something for everyone.

What's New in Version 1.4

Reset speaker after unplugging headphones
Add controls to metronome speed


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Customer Reviews

Worth every penny

Thanks to this app I am now for filling my dream of playing a guitar. Don't be fooled by thinking you will play overnight because it won't happen. However by following this very easy to understand app you really will be playing soon. You learn the cords you need to play, what you do with them is up to you. A heads up on your fingers though, ouch!!!! Man they will hurt like there is no tomorrow, I swear mine could have bleed if I pressed them too hard!! Getting use to the notes takes time. If this is your 1st time ever I promise but the time you have changed your fingers from A to D and C you could have walked to the kitchen and made a coffee! Don't be down heartened practice over and over again and I promise you will be playing whatever you want to play. And no I don't work for this app firm I'm just so happy with the app, thank you to whoever you are for making a dream come true!!! :-)))

Good fun!

Was almost put off buying this by the previous review but decided to try it anyway.
This is a good app for the absolute beginner taking you through all the very basics in an easily digested way. I liked the humour - didn't find it sarcastic etc but made the learning process more fun and got rid of the formality of learning.
I would recommend giving this a go if you're an absolute beginner like me!

Avoid this idiotic book!!

"Guitars are user-friendly instruments. They fit comfortably into the arms of most humans"
It should say in the title that it was written by dummies. I stopped reading it after realizing it is reppeling simply through failed efforts to be funny by the authors. They should concentrate on being informative rather than waste writing space and readers time on some idiotic attempts to display they sense of humor, filled with sarcazm. There is plenty more usefull apps for begginers so avoid this one. I want my money back!!

Guitar Basics For Dummies
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £2.49
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: 13 December 2011
  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 11.9 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: gWhiz, LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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