GuitarTuna

Rating GuitarTuna - 4 out of 5 - Good Rating 4.0

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 5+
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GuitarTuna Review

GuitarTuna is an app that helps you tune your guitar, whether it's acoustic or electric. It also lets you tune a bass, ukulele, or other string instrument. GuitarTuna is built by guitarists for guitarists and justifiably referred to as the easiest, fastest and most accurate free guitar-tuning app in the App Store and Google Play Store. GuitarTuna is available to download for free on iOS and Android devices.

App Information

Adaptive Learning Adaptive Learning
Device Synchronisation Device Synchronisation

Suitable for ages - Ages 18 and older
Primary School Apps (5-7 Years)
Primary School Apps (7-11 Years)
Secondary School Apps (11-14 Years)
Secondary School Apps (14-18 Years)

Subjects & Topics - Music

Great for - Cognitive Development
Critical Thinking
Engagement and Usability
Creative Development
Academic Relevance

GuitarTuna Features

  • Offers a wide variety of tunings including standard, drop D, drop A, half step down, and many more.
  • Provides high-quality chords and lyrics for guitar players.
  • Allows users to play songs at their own pace with synchronized scrolling.
  • Includes a metronome with tap-for-tempo functionality and support for multiple time signatures.
  • Features a chromatic tuner and supports alternate tunings for popular string instruments.
  • Includes various practice tools such as ear training, a chord library, games, and trainers to enhance your guitar skills.

GuitarTuna Pricing and Plans

This bundle, at the current price of $9.99 for the full “GuitarTuna Pro” package, really is a great deal.  Even if you do not wish to stretch that far, the option of individual in-app purchases for the various add-ons means you can customise the app to suit your needs. 

However, should you not feel the need for an app like this, there is no harm in having an extra tuner at your disposal – especially one that costs you nothing – and the quality of the signal processing that it provides will amaze even the most sceptical amongst its users.  For me – no matter what version of the app you choose – all that is left to add are these three simple words: download GuitarTuna now!

Screenshots for GuitarTuna

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Pros

  • Offers a clean, intuitive, and customizable user interface, making it accessible to all skill levels.
  • Great tuner
  • Comprehensive chord library
  • Play along with songs
  • Useful learning features

Cons

  • While GuitarTuna excels in tuning and chord recognition, it may not be the best choice for those seeking in-depth music theory instruction.
  • Expensive

What is GuitarTuna?

GuitarTuna dubs itself as one of the most accurate, fastest, and easiest free tuner apps available for guitar players. The app was created with a very simple user interface so anyone can use it.

It's impossible to play the guitar and sound great if it's out of tune, which is where the Guitar Tuna app can come in handy. This one allows you to tune your guitar as well as bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and other stringed instruments. Customers are in for professional tools as this one has been created by guitarists so they know exactly what users are looking for. This one is very easy and fast to use using your device's built-in microphone. There’s even a mini-game included so you can learn how to play the various chords. 

Related: Best Guitar Learning Apps

Yousician brings you its already extremely popular app GuitarTuna, boasting some 7 million downloads on iOS alone should stand as testament, not only to its popularity, but as a sign of how well it does its job. 

How does it work?

There are variety of features we liked when using GuitarTuna. Some of them are:

Tuning Options

GuitarTuna offers both manual and automatic tuning for standard and alternative tunings, which can be customized to suit your preferences.

Accuracy

The tuner is simple and easy to use, but more importantly it does this task to an astoundingly-high level.  The incoming audio is processed quickly and accurately, even with a lot of background noise, as the noise cancellation software expertly distinguishes what is being played by your instrument.  On this fact alone – especially considering that it is free – GuitarTuna merits its popularity.

Chord Recognition Games

GuitarTuna includes recognition games to help users improve their chord recognition skills. These games focus on chords themselves, chord diagrams, recognizing chords by ear, and applying this knowledge to actual guitar playing.

Competitive Learning

The app employs a variety of competitive recognition games to help new and experienced guitarists alike to develop and hone their skills and familiarity with many of the common chords – focussing on the chords themselves, chord diagrams, recognising chords by ear, and then practically transferring this to your own guitar playing. The format of these games make learning fun and easy, and the competitive element of trying to best your top score means you will keep coming back for more.

GuitarTuna Pro

GuitarTuna offers a "Pro" add-on that enhances its functionality and is suitable for musicians of all skill levels. This section explores the additional features and benefits of the Pro version.

Extended Instrument Support

In addition to guitars, GuitarTuna Pro supports bass, 12-string guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and banjo, ensuring it caters to a wide range of musicians.

Accurate Tuning

The Pro version maintains the same level of accuracy and efficiency for all supported instruments as it does for the guitar.

Comprehensive Chord Library

Users have access to a comprehensive chord library that includes common major, minor, power, seventh chords, and more, along with their variations.

Fingering Charts

The app provides easily recognizable fingering charts for each chord, aiding in learning and practice.

Metronome

Timing Practice: GuitarTuna Pro includes a metronome with customizable tempos and various timing signatures, allowing users to practice rhythm and timing.

Introduction to Chord Structures

Basic Chords: The Pro version begins to introduce users to basic chord structures, enhancing their understanding of chord theory and application.

Language Support

GuitarTuna offers support in multiple languages, making it accessible to a global audience. The newest version also boasts improved tuning capabilities, making it suitable for both professionals and casual guitar enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned musician or simply enjoy strumming your guitar occasionally, GuitarTuna has features to meet your needs.

Download GuitarTuna

You can download GuitarTuna on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the GuitarTuna app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

You can download GuitarTuna on your Windows devices from the Windows Store.

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Privacy Rating

Data Safety

Does the app provide a secure and safe experience for its intended usersGuitarTuna is safe to use

Value and Presentation

Is the app easy to use and accessible?GuitarTuna is easy to use and accessible
Is this app well-made and presented?GuitarTuna is well-made and presented
Is this app useful for its intended users?GuitarTuna is user-friendly
Does this app provide good value?GuitarTuna provides good value to the users

Our reviewer's recommendation

GuitarTuna is a companion app to Yousician. It is a standalone tuner billing itself as the “#1 tuner in the world”.  The instructions are clear, including diagrams of a guitar headstock to guide beginners.