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Ready to explore your love of music? Playing the guitar has never been this fun and easy. Grab your guitar and let’s get started!

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Everything you need to play guitar in one app

Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, a fan of acoustic or electric guitars, we’ve got you covered. Yousician is the ultimate guitar app for learning at home while having fun.

Follow lesson plans created by real guitar players and music teachers to learn fast with interactive tutorials. Yousician’s interactive video lessons, play-along tutorials and unique music learning technology keep you motivated as you earn rewards, reach goals, and level up your guitar playing skills.

Choose your own learning path and practice the skills you need for rhythm or lead guitar—or both. Practice chords, strumming, melodies, fingerpicking, guitar tablature, and so much more. Begin your musical journey with Yousician!

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“Yousician is easy to follow and offers helpful visual feedback … its extensive lessons on technique and music theory make it clear that Yousician is no toy.”

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“The app caters to every level of ability, the videos are intuitive and accessible, and you can go at your own pace, so you don’t feel hurried or pressured.”

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“If you’re looking for an engaging way to start learning to play guitar … Yousician is modern technology’s gift to music education.”

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Learn guitar at your own pace

Slow songs down, repeat parts until you’ve mastered them, and increase tempo gradually until you nail every note and chord. Yousician is easy to use so you can follow the interactive guitar lessons whenever and wherever you want. The best way to learn guitar is at your own pace. It’s up to you when and how you want to practice playing and follow Yousician’s guitar lessons.

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Any guitar, any device

Start learning right away, with no cords or cables. All you need is an electric or acoustic guitar and a phone, tablet, desktop or laptop. Yousician works with iOS, Android, Mac and PC, so you can start your journey to jamming without a hassle.

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Get instant feedback

Yousician helps you improve by showing when your playing is just right. Our award-winning technology listens to you play, giving you instant feedback on your accuracy and timing. You always know when you’re hitting the right notes and strumming the chords on time. Learning guitar has never been simpler.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Playing the Guitar

  • Guitar chords are some of the first things a beginner guitarist will learn to play. Play guitar chords to get familiar with the guitar fretboard and build finger strength on your fretting hand. In short, guitar chords consist of multiple notes played at the same time. The challenge of playing guitar chords is knowing which notes to play and which strings to leave ‘open’. When learning to play the guitar, guitar chord charts will become your new best friend. Guitar chord charts are sometimes referred to as guitar chord diagrams instead.

  • All new guitarists should first learn to play the so-called cowboy chords. These are also known as open chords. Cowboy chords are great for beginners as they usually require only three fingers to play while the other strings ring open. Some good beginner guitar chords include the major chords E, D and C as well as the minor chords Am and Em.

  • Once you’ve got the hang of playing the basic beginner chords, it’s time to move to guitar tablature, or guitar tabs, as they’re also known. In guitar tabs, the notes are represented by numbers and the tabs are read from left to right. Each horizontal line in a guitar tab represents a string of the guitar. With guitar tabs you can read more than just chords and individual notes, such as bends, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and much more.

  • With Yousician you can learn to play the guitar both with an electric and acoustic guitar. Whether you choose an acoustic guitar or an electric instrument instead is up to you and your preferences. An acoustic guitar is better suited for music genres such as folk, country and acoustic rock as well as playing guitar chords. Acoustic guitars are great instruments for learning guitar as a beginner. Meanwhile, the electric guitar is great for playing guitar solos, heavier riffs and various genres of rock and heavy metal. Check out our instrument recommendations for electric and acoustic guitars.

  • Yousician’s song library allows you to learn guitar by playing your favorite songs. The song library covers a wide variety of musical genres with songs by numerous artists and bands. Whether you’re into acoustic country music, hard and heavy rock bands or upbeat pop songs, Yousician has the best songs to learn guitar to. Check out Yousician’s full song library to find your favorite guitar songs and bands.

  • One important part of the learning process is being able to tune your guitar. Trying to learn guitar with an instrument that is out of tune is not a fun experience, so always make sure all six strings of your guitar are in tune. You can learn how to tune your guitar to the standard EADGBE tuning by ear. However, a good guitar tuner or an online guitar tuner app makes things much easier.

  • We haven’t forgotten about left-handed guitar players either. Learning to play the guitar left-handed is possible just as much as playing right-handed. With Yousician, you can turn on the left-handed mode to learn how to play the guitar as a leftie!

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