Guitar Apps You’ll Actually Use!

It seems like every day there is a new guitar app on the market! From tuners to tutorials to recording tools, there have never been so many options. While this is fantastic in many ways, it can be hard for beginners to know which apps are worth investing in and which will simply take up precious memory! In this article, we’ll go over the must-have guitar apps that you’ll actually use!

Boss Tuner

Having a tuner handy is never a bad idea, and since most of us have our phones with us at all times, it makes sense to have a dedicated tuning app! Unlike other tuning apps, the Boss Tuner allows you to check any pitch you want, making it perfect for everything from checking your E string to setting up DADGAD!


Amplitube is an all-in-one guitar processing app. From amps to effects pedals, you’re covered! Amplitube works with top brands such as Orange, Fender, and Mesa Boogie to model their products as accurately as possible. Amplitude is a great option for electric guitar players who want to try out some new sounds without lugging an amp around!

Please note that in order to use Amplitube, you will need an interface made for mobile devices, such as the iRig.

The Metronome

A metronome is an essential tool for any musician. The Metronome by Soundbrenner allows musicians to have the most control over this tool. From simple quarter note clicks to complex rhythms, this app is sure to find a place in your practice routine.

Ultimate Guitar

Ultimate Guitar is one of the most famous resources for guitar players. Unfortunately, it is quite unfriendly in the browser on mobile devices. If you want simple and easy access to nearly every song you can think of, be sure to pick it up!

Fender Play

If you are searching for an educational guitar app, look no further! Fender Play has hundreds of lessons, teaching everything from simple chord shapes to entire songs and solos. Even better, the app keeps track of your progress and recommends what to tackle next. While not suitable for more advanced players, Fender Play is a great way to get started with your instrument!


GarageBand is famous for a reason! This powerful app allows you to record, edit, and arrange your own music. You can add drum tracks, synthesizers, and more to flesh out your song ideas. You can also record through your device into the software! Famously, musician Steve Lacey recorded his entire debut EP using GarageBand and his iPhone. Maybe with a little luck, you will be next!

Closing Notes

Ready to hit the app store? While technology is a great tool to improve and practice with, nothing can take the place of working with a human! Our school hosts some of Toronto’s best music teachers. Connect with us today to see how we can help you on your musical journey!