Best Iphone Applications For Guitarists

Best Iphone Applications for Guitarists

The Iphone has created a growing marketplace of applications to help the aspiring guitarist, from rank beginner to seasoned professional. Out of the hundreds of applications designed for musicians, which ones deserve your money?

Guitartoolkit — Agile software, $9.95. For guitarists of all levels this is a must have application. Using the Iphone’s excellent native microphone capabilities, this application will take the place of your old guitar tuner. With a highly accurate, visual chromatic tuner, not only does it come with standard EADGBe tuning, you can select from 55 other common tunings from the drop down menu. Tuning support is included for 6 and 12 string guitars, plus 4, 5 and 6 string basses, ukuleles, banjos and mandolins. The tuner facilities would justify the price of this application alone, especially when a dedicated hardware tuner will set you back at least twice the price, but the app also comes packaged with an excellent metronome with a visible flash option, 12 time signatures and 13 sound effects. You will also have access to a dedicated chord library, showing you the fingerings and sounds for 500,000 chords and a lefty mode, which adjusts chords and scales to reflect a left handed instrument. I personally use this application everyday and couldn’t be happier with my purchase.