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Fender Presents: Getting Started on Guitar app review: take your play to the next level

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Introduction

In the guitar world Fender is a legend and while their main focus may be producing great guitars, that’s not all they do. They manufacture and distribute all kinds of other guitar accessories: everything from picks to pedals. In keeping with their desire to be a one-stop shop for everything to do with guitar they also have a great app for helping you to learn how to play called Fender Presents: Getting Started on Guitar. This is a free app with in-app purchases and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and the iPod touch.

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If you’ve had any interest in guitar at all you know the name Fender. The legendary Jimi Hendrix may be one of the most famous names associated with Fender guitars, but many musicians swear by their products; I have a Fender acoustic myself. The quality of their guitars is well-deserved. Anything they put their name on can be counted on for the same level of quality and the Fender Presents: Getting Started on Guitar app is no exception.

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This Fender app is very easy to use and really doesn’t have any major drawbacks. Perhaps the only issue with it is that it’s not completely free. There are four of five lesson packs included for free but the rest are available only as in-app purchases at a cost of $1.99. This isn’t really that unreasonable though, and the lessons definitely are well done. If you’re really serious about becoming a better guitar player paying a nominal fee is not a lot to ask. If you decided to take lessons from an actual guitar teacher you’d pay a lot more than $1.99 per lesson! This is a larger app though, as  you’ll need 236 MB of available space on your iOS device.

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How to Use the App

There are four sections within the app: feature packs, catalog, library, and about. It’s probably best to take a look at the about tab first: in here you’ll find step by step instructions for using the app. The featured tab is where Fender presents their latest lesson packs so that you can quickly see what new lessons are available. The catalog tab is where you’ll find all available lesson packs; some are free and some are available as in-app purchase for $1.99. The free ones are not automatically installed and to use them you will have to install them on your device. The final tab is the library and this is where you can access any of the lesson packs you’ve installed on your device.

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Each lesson has the option to watch it as a video or to listen and follow the guitar notation. Providing the guitar notation as well is a great feature which helps you to become familiar with guitar notation, which is essential if you’re going to truly grow as a guitar player. The videos are well-produced and very informative.

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Several free lesson packs are included
  • Lessons have both a visual component and a guitar notation component
  • Videos are well produced
  • Excellent app use instructions

Cons

  • Some lessons must be purchased as an in-app purchase of $1.99

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Final Words

If you want to take your guitar playing to the next level then the Fender Presents: Getting Started on Guitar app is a great place to start. The app includes some great video tutorials as well as valuable guitar notation to help you to learn everything you can about the guitar. This is definitely one of the better guitar lesson apps available in the App Store.

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