Introducing Guitar Lessons by Guitar Tricks, the best, most fun, and educational way to learn guitar with guided, step-by-step videos. Our system is tested and proven to work for beginners and advanced guitar players.
Guitar Tricks is designed to empower beginners to play guitar by learning actual hit songs from the very start – not boring drills and exercises.
Learn to play guitar from top instructors who guide you through every step with shorter, incremental videos to increase skill rapidly. In a recent survey, members reported learning 50-100% FASTER than with other guitar apps!
* Award-Winning: Best Online Guitar Resource and Instructional Material
* High Quality Step-by-Step Video Guitar lessons
* Over 3 Million Members since 1998
Core Learning System – Perfect for beginners
The Core Learning System guides beginner guitarists through a series of short videos that focus on you making music from day one. After you nail the basics, the guided videos branch out so you can learn different styles of guitar like Rock, Country, Blues, and more.
The Most Song Lessons Available
Guitar Tricks has been teaching people how to play guitar since 1998. We offer over 11,000 lessons, ranging from skill and technique videos to artist and genre studies.
We offer over 700 (and counting) song tutorials that include massive hit songs from great artists such as:
-The Rolling Stones
-Stevie Ray Vaughan
High-Quality Tools and Features
Along with our world-class instructors, we provide our members with useful tools to speed up the learning process:
-Full, precise tabs and notation which are downloadable
-Advanced video playback and quality settings
The free version of this app offers a rotation of free lessons. Access all of our content with an in-app subscription purchase.
- Choose monthly payments ($19.99), or yearly payments ($179.99)
- Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
Lessons that have worked for millions
“More than just a great teaching experience. Guitar Tricks has knowledgeable and entertaining instructors who really seem to care about the student and material. I’ve learned a lot in a short amount of time. It’s a really fun spot.” – James Cox
“I have always wanted to play guitar. Not learn it, just play it. My first experience (with Guitar Tricks) was amazing. Within a few minutes I was playing a song on my guitar.” –Phil Snell
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Ratings and Reviews
Learning song section can be very frustrating to use
Some instructors spend too much time talking about theory and other things mixed right in with the middle of the song instruction, irrelevant to actually learning the song, and then fly way to rapidly though the chords, progressions and riffs, making learning difficult and multiple rewinds and replays necessary. (Example; Behind Blue Eyes by Mark Olesky. )
There is no way to mark or loop song sub-sections, so it is hunt and guess tryin to find the section you want to repeat without wasting time listening to the irrelevant taking and or parts you already know again and again . The theory may be interesting , but should come in separate sections, NOT in the middle of trying to learn to play a part of the song. Songs should be broken down into smaller sections for learning , or have ability to mark and loop sub-sections so you can repeat as needed.
On the plus side, transcriptions and techniques are generally good, except for songs with multiple guitars in the original . “Just play guitar 1” is a cop out. There are usually very good ways of combining multiple parts for solo.
Developer Response ,
Hi there. We definitely appreciate the feedback. Just in case you did not know, looping is part of the app. The icon for looping looks like a circle with an arrow. As for songs with multiple guitar parts, we try to teach all of the guitar sections in a song, and then offer an option for playing a song with a single guitar. But if you want to learn all of the parts, it's in there as well. Otherwise, your comments are really helpful and gives us a better understanding of what users are looking for in lessons. Thank you!
Great content but poor app
It’s a shame this app with excellent content is almost unusable. The app’s buttons (back button etc) when in a lesson frequently become unresponsive . The video control buttons disappear randomly. And there is no way to play the videos in landscape mode, which is basic stuff! I am using iPhone 6 with latest iOS. All in all the app quality does grave injustice to the awesome content. At the minimum, the unresponsive buttons, disappearing video controls (pause, forward/rewind, no skip back 10 seconds!) and lack of landscape mode video must be fixed on priority. Eventually the app must rewritten by some quality/experienced app developers and experts in mobile app user interface/experience . The great content in the app deserves better software for presenting it! Had it not been for the awesome content, I would have given it 1 star.
Developer Response ,
Hi there. Thank you for the feedback. We're working on improving the app and your feedback will be passed onto the rest of the team!
I love this app!
I am a beginner- I learned more in a week of using Guitar Tricks than I did in two weeks of apps that listen to you play. The instructions are excellent- well presented and easy to understand. My 12 year old and I are learning together- me on a nylon string acoustic and him on an electric and the lessons are well suited to both of us. The only thing that keeps me from putting a 5 is that the app could use options for some of the things available on the full website such as the tools and being able to mark lessons as complete. It would also be a great feature if the music sheets would scroll down with the songs as they are played - songs that are copyrighted can’t be printed which means it is impossible to play along without memorizing the song.
Developer Response ,
Hi there. Thanks for the kind words! We definitely appreciate the feedback. We're currently working on squashing a number of bugs in the app and making it better. In the meantime, we have some song tutorials on our web page that automatically scrolls the notation as you play. Thank you for the feedback and rock on!
- Guitar Tricks Inc.
- 119 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Guitar Tricks 2015-2016
- In-App Purchases
- Guitar Lessons by Guitar Tricks $19.99
- Guitar Lessons by Guitar Tricks $14.99
- Guitar Lessons by Guitar Tricks $179.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.