Simply Guitar

Learn Guitar

Rating Simply Guitar - 5 out of 5 - Best Rating 5.0

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 7+
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Simply Guitar Review

Simply Guitar is a multi-platform guitar learning app to learn to play guitar. Simply Guitar is an app that helps you learn how to play the guitar which is especially well suited to beginner guitarists. Simply Guitar is available for free to download on iOS and Android devices.

Simply Guitar provides students with high quality interactive lessons created by world-class musicians. The app provides real-time feedback on the playing accuracy of the musician using the device's inbuilt microphone. Simply Guitar offers a 3-week free trial of all lessons, with a subscription required afterwards.

App Information

Adaptive Learning Adaptive Learning

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

Subjects & Topics - Music

Great for - Organisational and Productivity Skills
Cognitive Development
Creative Development
Emotional Development

Simply Guitar Features

  • High quality interactive lessons created by world-class musicians
  • Clear step-by-step approach to playing the guitar with good technique and accuracy
  • Integrated song library, organized by difficulty level
  • Real-time feedback on playing
  • Slider icon to practice before scoring
  • Teaches the user to read both chord and guitar tablature
  • 'Weekly streak' fire icon and motivational recognition for completing lessons

How much does Simply Guitar cost?

Simply Guitar costs $19.99 per month after 3 week free trial. Moreover, each account has 5 profiles available for each family member to have a unique journey within the app.

Is it good for learning?

Simply Guitar develops the guitarists’ technical ability to play both chords and lead guitar-picked melodic parts in time with tailored backing tracks and popular songs. It develops not only physical guitar skills and aural learning but also the players’ ability to read chord and tab notation with clear visuals and real-time feedback. From the outset, the player is guided in how to use the inbuilt tuner, how to properly hold the guitar, and successfully create a clear guitar chord sound.

For users with previous guitar experience, there is the option to skip along to much harder courses with advanced chord switching or solos including positionless playing. There are three strands in the courses section - the lead guitar lessons, chord lessons, and then lessons that combine both these skills. 

Screenshots for Simply Guitar

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  • Easy to understand and use activities and exercises
  • Straightforward menu with clear design and quick access to courses, song library, and chord reference
  • Sections organized by ability for easy navigation
  • Prompts users when they try to play a song that is above their current level


It would be useful if you could record your playing in the app in order to listen back and then share this with others. The ability to filter by genre when searching the song library would also be a benefit. The regular additions to the library will be appreciated by users and it would be nice to see some classical guitar repertoire available in the future. 

Benefits for Students

The Simply Guitar app is useful in helping provide students with clear, visually stimulating and interactive lessons that focus on specific aspects of playing. This could support work completed with a tutor and provide a recap of techniques learned as well as allow the student to move forward in their own practice without having to wait for the next lesson.

The wide range of songs in the regularly updated song library also allows the learner to rehearse chord changes and technical knowledge learned in the lessons in the context of different pieces. The real-time feedback means that students can see their progress and make adjustments to their technique as necessary. 

Benefits for Teachers

Simply Guitar will inevitably improve students’ home practice with the 'streak' function to monitor weekly practice time. Additionally, the interactive lessons in which students can revise techniques learned previously will be useful when the teacher is not present. Teachers can also use Simply Guitar in lessons to provide song backings for students to play along to.

This could be hugely beneficial in freeing the teacher from playing along with the student and allowing them to focus on observing the student’s technique. From a lesson planning perspective, the staged process of Simply Guitar can help teachers chunk the learning with clear, effective explanations.

Benefits for Parents

Simply Guitar is designed for beginners of all ages, and it empowers the whole family to learn guitar.

The Simply Guitar app is free to try out and is a useful way of supporting home practice, ensuring that rehearsals recap prior learning and expand the child's playing through the range of songs in the library. It allows parents to hear how the child's guitar part fits with the other band parts enabling students to practice their performance fully and hear their playing in the context of the whole song. For parents who are not musical, the app’s ability to provide instant feedback is a benefit.

Download Simply Guitar

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

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Privacy Rating

Data Safety

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

Value and Presentation

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Simply Guitar safe to use?

Yes. Simply Guitar does require an account and email to start with but no other personal data is requested. There are no chat features other than a 'help' chat function and the app's data protection compliance is explained on the website. 

Is there a family plan for Simply Guitar?

Yes, there is a family plan for Simply Guitar. It costs $149.99 per year and allows up to 5 family members to use the app on their own devices.

What age is Simply Guitar appropriate for?

The app is most suitable for secondary school children/college and university students across the full range of abilities from beginner to advanced players. It is designed for those who are looking to teach themselves the guitar and complements a weekly practice schedule providing motivation and recognition of progress. 

Should you try Simply Guitar?

Yes, without question. While it doesn’t teach you everything, this is nonetheless a brilliant way either to get started, or to break that barrier between playing by ear and actually learning how to play and read guitar properly. With Simply Guitar you may well make faster progress than you ever thought possible. We did. 

Our reviewer's recommendation

I would highly recommend this app to anyone wanting to learn guitar or further develop their guitar skills on either an electric or acoustic instrument. It is an app that is supportive to the weekly practice process and will allow the user to see clearly when they are correctly completing the exercises as well as support them with improvements they need to make. The app is visually stimulating and engaging, and the song library provides a large selection of the most notable guitar song repertoire.

Simply Guitar is a hugely beneficial aid to any budding guitarist.