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Simple Songwriter Guitarist

By Hopefully Useful Software

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PLEASE NOTE: this app has been replaced by the more powerful Guitar Chord Pro search the App Store for Guitar Chord Pro

SSW Guitarist is simply the fastest, easiest way to build a song chord progression.

Create a song, learn how to play the chords, then export it. All within minutes on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

★ 18 Responsive fully customizable chord pads.
★ Unique fretboard slider allows you to instantly hear the right chord variation to suit.
★ Instantly add more depth and creativity by using the modifier buttons.
★ Unique strum patterns , customise and create your own.
★ Large inbuilt library of chords to use and learn.
★ Record your song and change the key for a different sound.
★ Record and edit every detail of your chord arrangement, including fret slider and strum pattern.
★ Unique playback including Loop. Improvise in real time by strumming with your finger or playing each note.
★ Export to MIDI, great for producers. Quickly create interesting new sounds with the rhythm of a guitar.
★ Tap Tempo to help you get in time.
★ Export to WAV file.

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What's New in Version 1.0.1

Thanks for supporting SSWG!

- Many bug fixes
+ Added Line 6 Midi Mobilizer support for live Midi!

Please remember that your 5 star reviews help keep the updates coming! I have lots of features I want to implement but can't do it without your support.

Help make SSWG better by reporting bugs and feature requests to, I can't reply/help if you post them as reviews.


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Customer Reviews

Cool app

This is a really cool app. It is fully customizable though it takes a little practice to figure out what is happening. Maybe everybody already knew this, but in the strum editor, the bass strings are on the top in the treble strings are on the bottom so don't think tablature as you are putting together your strum or picking pattern! The other thing that is probably obvious but it wasn't to me was that in the strum editor each line in each bar represents a 16th note and the spaces in between indicate where in that 16th note you want the note to sound. The chord customizer is not very standard. Because the bass strings are at the top, and neck is moving from right to left instead of left to right as in standard notation. These are my wish list. I would wish for more guitar sounds and some FX. Even better if it were possible to add in stylistic elements (hammer ons, etc). That wouldn't affect the midi obviously, but it would be pretty nice for the wav export.

It's a guitar composition multi-tool!

I waited and waited and waited on this app. It's price point was high enough that I worried whether it was worth it or would even work… Turns out I had nothing to fear. This app works beautifully! The casual composer can tap on chords that are pre-arranged according to the circle of fifths, which means it's hard to make something that DOESN'T sound good. More advanced songwriters can try out different voicings or transpose and edit on the fly. Definitely worth the money. I wasn't thrilled with the distortion, but I also don't care about it - to me this is a planning and composing tool, not a performance instrument. Keep up the great work!

great app!

There are some songwriters, like myself, who can come up with oodles of melodies, but aren't masters of an instrument. Therefore, the majority of their masterpiece is stuck in their head. Now, Simple Songwriter Guitarist (and piano version) allows me to not only share my musical vision, but tell musicians the exact chords and key I'm looking for. I can even upload it into iTunes and as a midi file for demos! It's amazing. I'm so glad I can now share what's in my head and not wait for my "prince to come" and save me -- aka try to interpret my thoughts! Thanks for this! - Kitten Kuroi

Simple Songwriter Guitarist
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Size: 13.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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