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Uberchord Guitar app review: a fun and interactive way to learn how to play guitar

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Introduction

Learning to play any instrument can be a rewarding but challenging experience. In the past the best way to learn how to play guitar was to find yourself a great instructor and get some lessons, or you could play a dusty record and try copying the sound with your guitar. These are the tried and true methods that many of the great guitarists of past decades used. Today we have a whole new world open to us. We can learn how to play guitar through instructional videos on YouTube and we can also learn how to play guitar using any one of the countless apps available in the App Store – there are quite a few good ones. One of the best ones you’ll find is Uberchord Guitar. This isn’t just a collection of cords or songs, this app can actually listen to your play and suggest improvements – it’s like having your own personal guitar teacher without ever leaving your living room. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Uberchord - Learn Guitar Chords Interactively!

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Learn to Play Guitar like a Pro

There are many options available to you if you’re looking for an app that can help you play guitar. Some of the major guitar maker such as Gibson and Fender provide their own guitar teaching apps, but even they don’t hold a candle on Uberchord Guitar. This apps innovative approach to teaching guitar is ground-breaking. With over 100 different lessons available this is the perfect app for any beginner to begin their guitar playing journey.

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Uberchord Guitar features a simple and intuitive user interface with easily accessible menu options providing quick access to all of the apps major features. This really is a completely free app with no ads to distract you from your lessons. There are in-app purchases, but these are just built-in tuners other than the standard tuner, such as drop D tuning. This app will require 32.2 MB of available space on your iOS device.

How It Works

This app has an intuitive and innovative learning environment. When you open the app you’ll see a guitar icon which you can tap on to access your first lesson on the learning path – if you wish to follow the lessons from the beginning, in order, you have to complete each lesson in order before you can move onto the next one. However, if you’d like to skip around the lessons you can tap on chord trainer on the bottom menu and choose the lesson you wish to access. You’ll also notice a chord finder icon on this menu – if you use this option you can actually play a chord you know but don’t know the name of and the app will recognize the chord and tell you what it is.

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What makes this app really stand out is the fact that as you work through a lesson it will actually use the built-in microphone to recognize your play and suggest corrections. In fact, it won’t move on to the next chord until you get the one you’re working on right. Learning how to play guitar involves a lot of repetition to get things right and this feature of the app re-creates that experience for you.

The other great thing about this app is that it also includes a built in tuner. By default the app provides you access to standard tuning, but there are many different tuners you can purchase through the App Store. As you’re playing progresses you may wish to purchase one of these different mini-tuning apps, as many of the most popular songs are not recorded in standard tuning.

Uberchord - Learn Guitar Chords Interactively!

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Simple intuitive user interface
  • Easily accessible menu options
  • Uses the built-in microphone to listen and correct your playing style
  • Includes more than 100 different lessons
  • Also includes chord finder
  • The app has a built in tuner

Cons

  • Alternate tuning mini-apps are only available through purchase from the App Store

Final Words

Uberchord Guitar is one of the best guitar teaching apps available in the App Store. This innovative app can actually listen to your guitar playing and make suggestions for improvement. With more than 100 different lessons it has everything the beginning guitar player needs to get started.

Uberchord - Learn Guitar Chords Interactively!

Free
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