Guitar Tunes™ is a completely new way to learn your favorite song. We’re talking about the REAL song… no “MIDI", no “sounds like”, no “in the style of”... just the REAL song. A Virtual Fretboard displays real-time fingering positions for every guitar part while you're listening to the original artist recording. See your favorite part, slow it down, create custom loops, improvise and more!

In addition to a fully licensed and expanding song library (available for in-app purchase), Guitar Tunes includes over 50 free interactive video lessons, covering levels Beginner thru Advanced, Improvisation for Blues, Jazz, Metal and Rock, plus an “In the First 5” series where players focus on the first 5 frets, where most beginners start their playing journey. In-app purchase options also include instructional videos, artist and genre-specific “Play Along” videos, lessons and improvising Jam-Alongs.

Guitar Tunes is the most powerful guitar education app on the planet, a “must have” for every guitar player.

Lesson Course Roadmaps
Structured lesson guides for Beginner, Intermediate I, Intermediate II and Advanced

Interactive Video Lessons
Everything you see a professional teacher play on the screen displays in real-time on a
Virtual Fretboard. Over 50 free interactive video lessons and 100+ more available for in-app Purchase.

Learn and play with the original artist recording – no midi, no sounds-like, just real songs displaying on the virtual Fretboard. Fully licensed songs available for in-app purchase.

Chord & Scale Library
Complete with over 5,000 chord and scale patterns. Display over the entire Fretboard or just a box pattern. Even blinking root notes.

Jam Alongs™
Learning to improvise or working on a progression? Scales and Chord Tones display over great backing tracks to advance your soloing skills.

Learn at your own pace. Complete Tempo control for every song, all the way to one-note-at-a-time.

Repetition is a key to learning. Create custom loops for any part you choose.

Easy Chords
Available for select songs, displays chords in the first 5 frets. Chord names and upcoming chord names are also displayed to assist beginning players.

Arpeggio/Scale Notes
On select rhythm and lead tracks, enables a second set of notes showing an underlying chord pattern for an arpeggio part or an underlying scale for a lead part.

Solo or Improvise over your favorite song. JAMBar will display scales and positions in the correct key, ready for you to rock!

Multiple Guitar Parts
Multiple guitar parts in your favorite song? Most songs include Lead, Rhythm, Bass and 2nd guitars – even easy chords!

Multiple Fretboards
Whether learning by yourself or jamming with friends, Multiple Fretboards let’s you see fingering for multiple parts in real-time!

Digital Guitar SMARTuner™
Guitar Tunes displays tuning for every song. Not A=440? Not a problem. A digital tuner makes it easy to match the original recording.

Song structure, like “Intro”, “Verse”, “Chorus”, “Bridge”, etc., is displayed right on your timeline for easy navigation.

Lefty Mode
Lefty’s are people too! Tap the nut to switch any song to left-hand viewing or choose “Global Mode” for default viewing.

Fretlight® Connectivity (optional)
Guitar Tunes is fully compatible with the Fretlight Wireless Guitar! Step up from Virtual to Real and see fingering positions right on the fretboard of a real guitar! Allows simultaneous display of up to 7 Fretlight Guitars. Bluetooth 4.0 LE (Bluetooth Low-Energy, Bluetooth Smart) or newer required for Fretlight Wireless Guitar.

- iOS 9.0+
- iPhone 4S+
- iPad Gen 3rd+
- iPad Mini+
- iPad Air+
- iPod Touch 5th Gen+
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE (Bluetooth Low-Energy, Bluetooth Smart) or newer required
for Fretlight Wireless Guitar.

All Songs and Album Art licensed by Label and Publisher copyright holders.
All songs copyright their respective owners.

What's New

Version 2.2.7

Hey Guitar Tunes users! Thanks for the awesome support!

New features:
- New FREE sample songs added to Library
- JAMBar is now in the Guitar Parts area, allows other guitar parts to show at the same time
- New Tempo wheel with built-in NOTEStep feature (Very handy when connecting an iRIG Blue Turn foot switch!)
- New Bluetooth Device window and connection button added (replaces the Fretlight Status button and window)
- New ‘Footswitch Settings’ menu (appears in main Settings menu), allows users to set each button on a Bluetooth foot switch for different actions
- New Navigation page with playing level tips for guiding first time users

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

135 Ratings

135 Ratings

These guys listen!


Thanks for the new update!! You actually listen to your users. Mirror image & open string at the nut labeling were something that I and probably many others asked for and got. I spend more time with it now because it makes sense to me. Being lefty I learned to play with righty’s naturally so it was like playing in a mirror (which I still do to this day). I didn’t check to see if you added the blinking root note to the jam a longs. I played to some of them before the update and no root note. I’d check now but doing this review lol. But, big thanks for sweet update that really makes a big difference.

Developer Response

Thanks for the thanks! We're definitely listening, so please keep the feedback coming. Blinking Root Notes for Jam Alongs is on the dev list, certainly appreciate your patience. You can find Blinking Root Notes in the Chords & Scales area though, really nice tool for auditioning new scales. Turn on Blink and see where to resolve that new solo!!

Songs, Features and Fretboards

Sampson Sr. III

There's a wide selection of the standard guitar stuff you need like a free audio and digital tuner and a free huge chords & scale library. They make it easy to test the app out with free chords, scales, video lessons, a free jam along, and free songs. What's amazing is it has the REAL artist's songs! Haven't seen that anywhere before. There's a great selection of those songs and an even wider selection of video lessons. Plus, a good selection of Christian songs. Cool features like tempo control, looping and an on-screen fretboard that lights up the notes in real-time making learning much easier for me.

Developer Response

July 2017 - Thanks for trying Guitar Tunes! Be sure to check out JAMBar™, Tempo control and Multiple Fretboards for individual guitar parts...we're pretty sure those are things you haven't seen before either! And we're definitely working on new songs... we'll be adding as fast as we can! Let us know if you have any questions!

Awesome App!


Next best thing to having an actual teacher right next to you! Actually, it might even be better! Great job guys! Please keep the Rick / metal songs coming!


Optek Music Systems, Inc.
115.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
© 2017 Optek Music Systems, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Getting Started with Guitar Tunes Free
  2. American Pie - Sample Free
  3. Beginner 101 Free


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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