Have you dreamed about learning how to play guitar but just didn’t know how to get started? Perhaps your mum bought you a guitar for Christmas and it’s spent the better part of the past month sitting in the corner of your living room gathering dust. Well wipe off that dust, and pull that guitar out of the case. Jamstar will get you playing guitar like a seasoned pro in no time. This is a free app, and it’s compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
You’re probably familiar with the wildly popular game Guitar Hero — well Jamstar can turn you into a real Guitar Hero. There are a whole lot of features in this app, and tons of different options depending upon you level of play. This app isn’t just for beginners, intermediate and experienced guitar players can benefit from using this system as well. When I started playing great tools like this where nowhere to be found: it’s amazing how far we’ve come. You’ll only require 17.4 MB of space to download this app, so you shouldn’t have to worry about space issues.
When you first start to play the guitar it can definitely be a little intimidating. With Jamstar you can start at the very beginning:everything from picking your first few notes, right on through to complicated guitar riffs. You’ll find everything you need right in this one little app. There are many free lessons here and there’s also a lot of in-app purchase that can expand your options.
To get started you need to create a profile. Once you’ve got this out of the way you can start looking around the main board, a sort of control center that gives you many different options. In the free app you can select either beginner or intermediate, advanced is not available in the free version. There are quite a few options within the beginner and intermediate levels though. You can choose to follow the lessons, play a little rock, or play a little blues.
Once you’ve made your selection you can get started with learning guitar. The actual lessons are set up as a challenging game, but before you start the game you’ll be walked through tuning your guitar. Once you’re tuned up you can start playing. If you’ve played games like Guitar Hero the structure of the lessons will be very familiar to you. As the notes on the strings stream by, you pick the corresponding notes on your real guitar. You’re learning how to play guitar, and playing a game at the same time. When you complete each lesson you’re given a score based on how many notes you hit; there’s even a leaderboard so that you can compare how you’re doing against others using the app. It really is a great way to learn.
Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.