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Simply Guitar - Learn Guitar Negative Reviews

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Simply Guitar - Learn Guitar App Complaints & User Negative Comments 2023

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My future careerI’m a 12 year old kid who’s in high school who said his job was gonna be a mechanic, but I found out that I am good at music so I saved up money for a guitar, I have music lessons but I wanted to be better so I got this app. It is sad to see that this app gave me one lesson and the easiest cord ever, once I finished they said I could play any songs I want, I looked but there was just a free subscription trial for 7 days but 7 days wasn’t enough so I looked at getting the yearly program, but it was to expensive and I grow up in a family with only like $50 in the bank every week but lucky we live in a mortgage free house but we still have trouble with just shopping..Version: 5.0

Too unforgiving, relies on mic too muchThis app is ok. But it’s extremely unforgiving with the tuning of the guitar. I’ve used the tuner app (which is slightly off of my clip on tuner, but whatever), and it has a very hard time considering my 6th (E) string as in tune. Playing the thickest two strings on my guitar has a lot of variance, so it doesn’t hold the note on exactly the correct frequency. When I pluck it, it starts out high and gets lower as over time. Because of this, the app simply doesn’t acknowledge when I play certain notes. It *never* recognizes when I play open strings, which is pretty annoying. This gets even worse as you play up the neck unless your intonation is PERFECT (which is nearly impossible), or you’re constantly adjusting the tuning in the middle of playing a song. I assure you, my guitar is in tune, and I’m playing the chords. This app just won’t let me progress and just play through a song. Really disappointing. This app really needs to be much more forgiving about having perfect pitch on a guitar, especially for a beginner app. I’m simply not going to buy a $15,000 guitar and have it professionally tuned and intonated before every practice session..Version: 5.0

Beginners do not getThere are reviews that say this is a good app, in short it isn’t! Now don’t get me wrong when the man is speaking and the general idea, that good but the actual System is rubbish. When you are playing tabs it can not pick up what you are playing, now I know for a fact it isn’t my phone, I have the iPhone 11 Pro so I don’t think it that! I have to pay to learn the chords and everything else! It’s not motivational it’s frustrating and annoying. It says it will help you learn faster, it won’t guitar can not be picked up that easy. Now the reason I say this is because I’ve been playing for nearly 4 years and I was like ‘I’ll try it and see if it useful’ it isn’t, it really isn’t if you wanna learn guitar, learn from the internet, books, online courses or get guitar lessons! Edit: I got a response and it wasn’t that helpful and I don’t need tips thank you very much I’ve been playing for four year I learned this at the start! You can’t tell me I’ve been playing wrong this hole in tier time I have one to one guitar lessons I’m sure my guitar teacher would have said something by now take the app of the App Store and put it back on when it’s finished! Probably this time!.Version: 1.2

Great app but major flawI love simply guitar. I think that’s it’s a great way to learn a new instrument and I appreciate the fun videos, wide range of teaching styles, and variety of song genres. What I don’t love is when I’m playing the right chord and the app refuses to pick up on it. I’ve taken to playing wrong chords or the right one so quietly you can barely hear it because that’s the only way the app will let me progress through the lessons. It’s very frustrating and is becoming kinda discouraging. I’ve tuned my guitar using the app (which is usually pretty accurate although sometimes I do have to fix it using my other tuner), but that didn’t fix the problem. Please Simply Guitar, if this issue persists then the subscription is a waste of money and I wouldn’t recommend anyone new to guitars (or just anyone in general tbh) use this app. I really hope you fix this, because aside from that one issue it really is a great app..Version: 7.18

Has great potential, but it’s not there yet……….Like the title, it is an amazing app, for like the 1st 20 mins then once you get in to the switching between E & Am, the app struggles to recognise the sounds being made. I’ve even been stuck on the OPEN NOTES FOR 15 MINS! that’s crazy, practically nothing I can do wrong except strum, and yes it’s tuned and I physically could not get any closer to the mic if I wanted to. So yeah it’s potential, but that’s all it is in my eyes. Not worth paying for yet, maybe I’ll check again next year to see if they can fix any issues. Sorry for ranting or if anything came across as angry, because I’m not. I’m just saying that I love the idea and I support it in every way but maybe technology isn’t there yet to allow for accurate feed back for instrument playing..Version: 5.5

The sound input is extremely buggyI have been playing guitar for a long time and tried this app to teach my son and he told me it wasn’t working and that he picked the right chords at the right time and it still wouldn’t work most of the time so I checked settings to see if the microphone was on and it was so then I checked if the guitar was tuned using the apps tuner and it was perfectly tuned but in the lessons it wouldn’t hear the sound luckily with the week free trial I could cancel so I wouldn’t waste my money on this app so I don’t recommend paying money for this app.Version: 6.0

Yearly subscription is a scamThe app is good, but there isn’t nearly enough content to justify a yearly subscription. You will be through with all lessons in less than 2 months. They tease new content but are not able to release it at a meaningful pace..Version: 3.13

Only a certain guitarThis app only lets you play a guitar with six strings when some guitars only have four like the one that I’m playing, I want to learn how to play bass and I have a bass guitar, but it does not teach me anything about bass because it only is regular guitar, and it won’t even let me turn it properly because it does not have bass lessons.Version: 8.0.2

Great for beginners, still some problems thoughI like this app and it really helped me out with guitar basics and techniques, but there are some problems. For starters, the sound recognition can get really annoying sometimes because you’ll be playing the chords or notes correctly but it can still say that you were wrong, such as playing an E chord and an E7 chord simultaneously, the E7 always says I’m wrong so now I have to mute my strings before each of those notes (just an example). Another problem with this app is the glitches, if you complete a lesson and you press skip too fast, the app will glitch and will act as though you haven’t done the lesson yet and you have to start all over. To be honest it wouldn’t be a big deal to me if it wasn’t for how tedious and repetitive the lessons get, which is my last but not least issue with the app. The lessons don’t even go at full speed, and you can only do full speed and even 120% for songs…in the training section??? It really doesn’t make any sense at all. And for the repetitiveness, especially for the chord lessons, it’s just unnecessary and with it not going full speed it is so draining..Version: 7.2

Could Be a Great AppI paid for a premium subscription and quite frankly there’s a lot to like and plenty to dislike about this app. First, the positive, the instructions are clear and easy to follow. The app makes you want to learn and you feel like you’re making progress, so less desire not to practice or quit trying to learn. Now the negatives. First, there should be an option to view the video instructions with either an acoustic or electric guitar instructor. Currently, the video instructor is using an acoustic guitar. Secondly, there’s no option to skip to the next level in a course. The app determines whether or not you are ready to advance and oftentimes the app does not acknowledge you are playing the strings or chords correctly, so you get stuck and cannot advance. For example, I got stuck on the ‘Em cord course at stage 8 and the app kept making play the stage over and over - my fingers were really sore trying to get pass stage 8, which I never did. My biggest complaint is often times the app has a hard time hearing that you are playing correctly and there’s no way to skip thru to a lesson to get to the next level. Why would I pay a premium price to have an app determine if my playing is sufficient to advance? I should be able to advance thru any course, or view the next level in a course, if I want..Version: 6.4

PaymentThis is a good app but the payment is pointless just make it a app that cost money because I was hoping to get ahead a bit at school but when the payment came up it really bummed me out because I.thought I’d be able to play some songs but no btw ads kinda cringe.Version: 6.11

It’s ok I guessI wanted to star my first song but I had to pay for it so NO I am not pasting for it can you please let us play a few song before you charge us thanks.Version: 8.0.3

Very DisappointedOkay it’s good that people want to learn guitar and so do I but without premium just useless, Because whenever I get into the app and sign in I just learn a quick tutorial that shows you the basics and then you have to pay money for the rest of the app which is very frustrating. Please fix this..Version: 7.7

Fun at firstSo I started this app and it give lots of useful advice of playing guitar. The first notes are very interesting to learn because I have never even picked up a guitar in my life, the first chord was also very new to me, but the problem is, you can only go with 5 beginner lessons and then you have to pay for the rest! You should at least make it a bit cheaper because it is very expensive! I think that the app developers should change the fact that you can only go for 5 lessons without paying. At least make a couple more free lessons, they should also do this for simply piano, because I have tried that app already, and I downloaded simply guitar hoping that it wasn’t the same. So if you want to learn guitar using your phone or I pad, with a small price or none at all, I do not recommend this app. I hope this review helped people that want to learn guitar and the app developers. Thank you for reading the whole thing, I really appreciate it!!😊😊.Version: 3.1

Joy tunes apps are very very very very expensive and shouldn’t be downloadedThe two apps that joy tunes made to help you learn guitar and piano are crazy expensive I’m only eight years old and I’m and I was trying to learn both piano and guitar before I turn 10 and I saw the ad that for these two apps and thought it should be free because everyone’s playing it including little kids so I downloaded it and it was all going good until I had to play the full song and then realise that I needed a membership and the subscription was so expensive. Lower your prices or I will never download your apps again and also simply piano is wrong about the piano keys because I was playing the piano and I said that the white key for middle F is the black key for the middle F.Version: 5.0

Subscription???I think this app is pretty good and it helps to have $$$ if you want to learn from it however. I got through 80% of the first course and I was pumped to be able to learn my first song however as soon as I clicked on the next lesson for the song it just went to and ad about premium subscriptions. I had learned tuning and 3 frets and ONE CORD but then it wouldn’t let me go further with paying with the non existent money I have and frankly the amount is WAY too expensive I just want to get some ****** but I can’t impress nobody with my one cord I learned it is false advertising. I was expecting a premium subscription to be like different songs but NOT the whole app. Dear SimplyGuitar I hope you are ashamed that you are trying to prevent people like me from getting any women with their guitar skillz that they are relying on you to develop how would you like me to take away all your charm or your thing just attracts women/men to you if you don’t pay a monthly subscription for $75! I could just get a Netflix account with that bank but I don’t have that BANK!! I recommend changing so more people with use the app :( #bagel.Version: 3.12

You have to pay to do anythingI got this app to increase my guitar playing, I thought I was gonna end up paging for it in the end, but I only got to boing one string and learn one chord before I have to pay for the rest, at least give a few chords to learn without paying 256 dollars for a sub.Version: 6.12

Useless:: Too simplistic and poor in theoryWe thoroughly explored the demo content for an hour and we found no mention of important Classical guitar pieces used by all music schools worldwide by composers like Rodrigo, Albeniz, Tárrega, Vivaldi, Bach, etc. Instead the App assumes that we want to learn guitar to play in a garage band. The app is not obviously designed for more inquiring people. We wanted to learn about the important theory behind the structure of frets and strings, and about their endless possibilities, but instead we were directly pushed to learn chords and strumming as accompaniment to commercial (but necessarily good) songs. Don’t waste your time and money on this kind of apps if you really want to discover one of the most ancient classical instruments on the planet: the guitar. If it sounds like an overstatement, just ask yourself where the word “guitar” comes from and what it means..Version: 5.0

Not worth the hypeDownloaded this app so I could finally dig out my dusty old guitar and try to learn how to play. Started the basics and I actually got into the playing. Played my first chord and I’ve never been so excited. After that I saw the icon for the song ‘Bad Guy’ by Billie Eilish and was extremely hyped up (cause I love that song) and clicked on it. Here’s the disappointment cause you have to pay premium for that, along with all the songs and chords you supposedly “unlocked”. So pretty much you can only play the guitar basics 1 level and after that the app wants your money. If Covid wasn’t around you could honestly find a decent teacher for much less and still learn more. It’s a shame cause this app clearly has some potential and the teacher is brilliant..Version: 4.7

Horrible appThey let you play one chord! And then u got to pay 200 dollars like- wth?! Total rip off the microphone DIDINT even pick up the sound. This app is trash- also I’m not gonna bug my parents for 200 dollars like seriously 🙄🙄 total rip off- DO NOT DOWNLOAD.Version: 4.4.1

ScammyU need to pay even though they say: learn this for free it’s a scam otherwise it’s decent.Version: 6.13

My PerspectiveWhen I downloaded this I was very excited to be able to play my guitar, I was enjoying learning how to play guitar until I went to play my first song, it said that I had to pay to move on?! What is up with that!? $200 for a year that’s crazy! No wonder why there is so many ads in YouTube because you guys actually have the money to put ads on there! Not a lot of people have the money to be spending like that! You need to make a change or you are going to start getting lots of bad reviews! For a year it should be like 70 or 80 dollars or something! Not 200! I can’t believe that you think people have that kind of money! This is a really great app and it has great potential! But for the money to move on it makes it really sad that this is able to go downhill..Version: 4.4.1

Half halfThis app is amazing but when I started progressing through the levels the app didn’t pick up the string 4,5 and 6 so it made it very hard to progress through and the fact that you have to pay to play is very irritating and annoying because your other app (Simply Piano) was amazing but this one just didn’t reach that point and I love it it’s just very irritating you HAVE to pay! Also it is very expensive! I wouldn’t say this is the best app you have made and I would definitely not call this app amazing! -sorry.Version: 3.13

Questionable appAll things considered, this could be an amazing app and could really help a lot of people but if you genuinely cannot afford it I think it’s rubbish. You only have access to a 7 day free trial and in 7 days you may struggle to pick a lot up, especially if you don’t have the time to regularly practice in those 7 days. If you choose to try and continue without paying for a membership you only have access to learning 1 chord and tuning your guitar, therefore making the app pointless. There should be more to offer for those who are unable to afford a premium membership which is why I think the app is questionable because you may as well just pay for a tutor instead with the price, or just attempt to learn from online tutorials. The app is also quite buggy and makes you go through every single stage twice which can be quite irritating but doesn’t necessarily take away from how the app could help you. Overall quite disappointed and will not be recommending to anyone..Version: 7.11

App cannot detect the guitar even at full volume, and the tuner is unreliable, do not use the tuner.1. Awful at detecting the E and A strings, even at full volume. For instance, the guitar tab said to play 5th string 2nd fret, which is b. I played this and the app would not detect it forcing me to rewind to try again. This happened multiple times and I gave up to try again the next day. 2. The tuner does not work, it is completely inaccurate. I forces you to tune your guitar at one point, I just cheated for that because it would not detect the low E string properly, saying “too high”. Once you get to this point, please use a piano or keyboard and play the notes there to bypass this, it will still say too high or low but eventually it will work. luckily as a musician I have my own RELIABLE Tuner/metronome which showed my guitar was perfectly in tune. Other reviews of musicians with less experience have snapped guitar strings because of the awful tuner, please use a different tuner or reliable app. Memorize what each string sounds like so you know when you’re too high or low, then use met to fine tune it. 3. I’m playing on electric guitar, however the app thinks I’m playing acoustic. I’m using a pick but the app thinks I’m finger picking. It doesn’t teach you how to use a pick either, I don’t know if I have to change settings or what, because I already chose electric guitar in the app..Version: 7.15

This app sucksI was haveing a lot o fun until i had to subscribe this app is garbage don’t install.Version: 7.0

You haft to payI don’t have any money and my parents don’t if u could take off money I would play 247. 😁😆😜.Version: 4.4.1

Simply FrustratingAs previous reviewers have already stated, the ability of the app to ‘hear’ what you’re playing is very poor at times (mainly 1st and 2nd string notes for me) This can make it incredibly frustrating to play along with the lesson as it will constantly rewind the song thinking you’ve got it wrong, this can make some of the lessons extremely hard to pass (It is rewinding the song on the lesson I’m on at the moment when it hasn’t heard just 1 note!) This is a major downfall of what is otherwise a good app, the lessons are well set out and progression is at a good pace. I just wish it could ‘hear’ what’s being played more accurately and consistently. Note to Devs: I have checked my tuning within the app and also used GuitarTuna to double check. I have already submitted this issue within the app but not had a response as yet. Also, I am using an acoustic guitar. Please address this issue ASAP as it’s very frustrating..Version: 1.1.1

???!!!What is this you can’t do anything without paying like over 100$ a year that is so bad I can’t learn anything without playing a lot of money but what you can do it teaches you well so if you rich you should get this app.Version: 7.0

Don’t use this crapIt will break your guitar strings it’s the worse tuner in history..Version: 8.0.1

Not as good as it soundsToo expensive and the app doesn’t even recognize that I’m playing the right chord or note. I’m so surprised that it has all these old songs that no one likes sung by random people, yet it doesn’t even have a simple song like happy birthday for example. We should be able to keep the special songs on events like Christmas, etc. and not have to wait ages and ages just to get that song. Oh yeah, and the “funny” “sarcastic” ads don’t make it better. Sorry to break your hearts, but your ads just make me want to skip then actually download it now, because at this point you’re basically trolling us. Just stop it and be better..Version: 6.5

Potential but sound issueThis app is so frustrating, because mainly it is really good and informative but there is an issue with the app recognising the notes. At first I noticed that when I was tuning, the app wouldn’t recognise the note, and I would need to keep picking it before I could tune it, which was just a minor issue considering all the other qualities of this app . Fast forward to the section where I’m learning the Am and C chord and this issue is beyond ridiculous! At first I thought it was me not playing correctly, as I am a beginner, so could be possible. However, I have spent two days on this section and it keeps telling me I’m incorrect and sending me back to the start. Even when I’m playing the open note! How is that possible? I even got my boyfriend to try it and he’s been playing in a band for years and it was doing the same to him, so I know it’s the app that has the issue. I’ve seen in other reviews that people have the same problem, I have tried all recommended techniques, taking off phone case, sitting in quiet room etc, but doesn’t help. As I said so frustrating as initially I felt this was the best app I had come across for learning guitar but this issue is really holding it back in my opinion. Shame when the rest of the app has so much potential..Version: 1.0.5

Seriously?I was really looking forward to learning the guitar for free from home rather than paying for a private lesson. I was enjoying the introductory lesson when you all of the sudden say that I need a membership to continue??? Seriously??? Not all of us have money available which is the whole reason why we downloaded this app!! And you didn’t even make it clear on your ads or description that we would have to pay. PLEASE CHANGE THIS. Do you know how disappointed people must get when they get their hopes up about a nice app that teaches you for free, then it turns out that it’s all for the money?? WE ARENT MADE OF MONEY. Just allow for ads in the app to replace the membership payments. I would rather watch tons of ads than pay for a membership. This is seriously false advertising. If anyone agrees with this, please add the same review so we can change this..Version: 7.25

The moneyIn one of the simply guitar ads, it said that this person was learning guitar for free. This is what happens with most ads and it annoys me. Knowing I have to pay a lot of money (so much money I might as well get a guitar teacher myself) makes me heart broken as my I wanted to learn guitar so bad. At least I know how to grip my guitar 🤪😭 at least say that there is a subscription in all of your ads therefore it will notify anyone else that wants to learn guitar more than me but feels sad as they have been scammed… (sorta…) but still please make it better and I hope to see that in the future I’ll be able to open this app for free and strum at least 4 chords… then I might rethink of paying for a MEMBERSHIP TINY LESS THAN 100 DOLLARS FOR ONLY 3 MONTHS!! Please fix this… I’m giving you 2 stars instead of 1 because I trust that this will be better in the future….Version: 5.3

Great app with major problemsSuch a great app I truly do enjoy using it to learn. This being said, there are 2 major problems which are the fact that I can’t control the speed of the levels. I’m not a prodigy so being able to slow the pace down to practice finger movements while being able to see the notes go by without constantly failing would be so nice - either let me set the tempo to what I’m comfortable with or make a practice mode. The other issue is that the app doesn’t really know when you hit the note or not. The registration is terrible and I stopped halfway through a song to see the next 4/7 notes pop up green even tho I’m not even playing. Other times the opposite happens and the app just refuses to acknowledge my notes, either because I’m too far forward or behind because this app doesn’t let me practice finger movements. This has so much potential but I have lost my mind at some points trying to use this which makes me wonder why I’m spending 9.99 a month when instead I could get free lessons online.Version: 1.2

UselessTerrible app, asks what your level and experience is then completely disregards and starts from absolute beginner anyway. The play-along is terrible too. I know how to stay in rhythm and I played the open high E on the beginner course but it kept marking it as in correct. Seems like it’s set up for a guitar-hero style than an actual guitar…..Version: 4.7

Not worth it.When I saw all the rave reviews I saw so excited so tried this out. It was so fab at first till you get so far and you have to access a premium account. I loved the way this app worked and figured why not. So carried on till the issues occurred. The first one being that the app isn’t actually finished. But for me this wasn’t as much of an issue as I figured I could go back and truly perfect the other skills. However the app doesn’t quite pick up some of the notes and I found myself straining my fingers to press the settings down just so it could register them. Again I figured this was the correct way to play and I will get used to it. However during the part where you play along to a song I simply could not get any of the chords played to the standard of the app and my fingers are truly so sore. I persevered for a while. Gave up and came back to it the next day and alas the same problem occurred. Unsure if it is me or the app but I have seen some other users commenting on the microphone not picking much up and having trouble with the chords being picked up. Not worth it for me I’m sure there’s much better content out there that is finished and allows you to play without being sent back every time it goes slightly wrong..Version: 1.1.0

It’s okayI men’s i enjoyed what i could do but it’s not letting my father pay for the subscription i get the code and it doesn’t let the code go through when i check over and over..Version: 8.0.1

It doesn’t work!I was just in the middle of tuning the 6th cord, and it wouldn’t work, I realized all my strings were really loose so I tightened it. Anyway, when I tightened the 6th one, and tried playing it to see if it worked, and it was too low, and I eventually ended up tuning it so high that y string broke and snapped me! And even when I was tuning my 1st string it said it was too low, so the I played the rest of the strings, (this was before the 6th one broke) and it said the 5th string was right, even though I tightened the first one to the point where it took 2 hands to tighten it! Also, It said I was playing the acoustic guitar, and I looked to see if I could change it to electric, and when I asked if I could change it, the article said that it detected if it was acoustic or electric, so I just went with it. I am really disappointed that my guitar string broke, and I even had to move into another room from my other family members just to try this out. I wouldn’t recommend this app if you want to learn how to play your guitar..Version: 5.3

Great but expensive & it has hearing problemsSo when I downloaded it it was amazing it taught me how to tune it and all that stuff but then I realized that even when I played my guitar perfectly and the right noise level it did not hear me and when I got to th first song called “WE WILL ROCK YOU” I clicked on it and it said a subscription and it said 3 months for $97:99€ 6 months $145:99€ 12 months $195:9k€ like I’m a lil kid and my parents can afford that but it’s COVID and my parents have not been able to work for OVER 5 MONTHS they can NOT afford losing that much money so if you can PLEASE! put down the price at least $20-$30-$40 down please.Version: 3.0.1

Unfinished app - lacks contentI subscribed to the app as a novice guitarist after really enjoying the free lessons offered, presuming the difficulty of the lessons would increase and develop my guitar skills further. However, I was extremely disappointed to find that, after working through for only two days, there are no more lessons available! I don’t understand how I can have been charged for a month’s subscription when only two days’ worth of content are provided. If I had known this was the case, I would have paid for a different application that the developers had finished. Feels like a definite money grab tactic, as more lessons are said to be ‘on their way’, obviously to keep you subscribed. Shameful false advertising in my opinion, as I only played through the easy beginner lessons to get to more intermediate stuff..Version: 1.0.9

Please read and reply!Hey, this app is a really good starting point for learning guitar. But I need to get to the fact: why I gave this a 2 star rating. I have 2 different guitars, one with 6 strings, the other with four. I’ve been wanting to learn bass for a while now, but I decided to start that practice with a 4 string bass guitar. Now knowing that, simply guitar only provides the learning intention for people with 6 strings. They say “you’ve either been ripped of on eBay or I have a banjo.” But no, I have a 4 string bass guitar. I don’t know anywhere else to learn. If I can fix that somehow, please let me know. This is not a hate report but I’d really like to know if this app can teach me how to play a four string bass. I chose ‘electric guitar’ from the options thinking maybe It’d give me a choice to choose whether I have 4 or 6 strings on the guitar. (Or any other amount of strings). So does this app only allow 6 strings? And if so: please recommend any other apps or sites for me if you can. Thanks you. Kind regards, - Melissa Topic.Version: 6.0

Too much moneyHi it’s a great app but it’s just too much money for me to continue to premium. I’m just a kid and there’s no way I would ask my parents for like 200$. They already do so much for me. I really like the app and it would have helped me with following my dreams of being a performer. And besides 200$ is way to much I wouldn’t pay more than five for a lifetime. I’m sure this app helped other people but it just didn’t work for me. I’ll just have too find something that’s free I guess. Stay safe and thank you for reading P.s. I’m sorry for complaining about how much it cost I mean making an app costs money and then you have to make money out of it somehow to keep a roof over your head, clothes on your back and food on the table Ok sorry now I’m just tipping your ears off ha get it because I tipped this review I hope you laughed at my terrible joke Bye sorry that my review was long and I kept on tipping about random stuff. I really am sorry I mean you didn’t have too read it all. Sorry that comment was a little rude Ok sorry I’ll stop there stay safe.Version: 2.7

Microphone issueThe idea of this app is amazing and everything is executed well except the microphone. I have my iPhone within good distance of my amplifier and it tends to not pick up notes. Once that happens I can’t skip the section and it just continuously rewinds the segment until I complete it..Version: 4.5

It randomly chooses if you playedMost of the time if you play the right chord or string it says you didn’t then lots of the time you don’t even play anything and it says you played it, not very good at determining the sound, and when it’s showing you new chords and says to strum it, you sit there for 1-2mins keep strumming the cord and it won't read anything.Version: 8.0.3

What is going on?Hey come on- is someone playing a joke here? Why is it a $100 subscription for an app with only about 5-6 hours of lessons? I have been playing guitar for years but I thought I could learn some new skills - I went through all the beginner lessons thinking I needed to do so to get to the more complex lessons- but no, those lessons don’t exist. And saying more lessons are coming doesn’t help- improvement comes from playing every day and not waiting for the next lessons to be uploaded. My decision to purchase came From my experience with Simply Piano which helped my daughter- I assumed simply guitar would be of a similar standard. In these difficult times who has $100 to just waste on an app that only partly exists?.Version: 1.1.1

“Simply” too expensiveWith the amount of people that use and can use this app they are being much too greedy with the subscription compared to cost to create. And especially because of how long this app has been available.Version: 7.25

Simply don’t!Ok, I should first of all mention that I have been playing guitar for about 5 years so this was more of a tool experiment, although I was looking to find maybe some practice exercises or maybe learn theory, since I used yousician when I first started playing and I did pick up quite a few things from that app (from the free trial and one month subscription later). Anyhow, using the app was frustrating from the start, the interface, the sound recognition and mainly the incredibly slow tempo they use even when you’re “playing the actual song”, I see how it can be motivating to be able to “play” a popular song or a riff from the beginning but how can you expect anyone to actually learn or get better if you don’t push them? Also the theory is very poorly explained and as far as strumming, at least, there are to courses or tools that actually help you get better at it, add that to their off tempos and in best case scenario you’ll end up playing a couple riffs with a band of turtles. I wouldn’t recommend anyone to invest their money in this app, so my advice: take the free trial and run!.Version: 4.1

Good but bad?I selected electric guitar for me, it started out fine but soon it wasn’t registering anything I was doing no matter how hard or soft I strummed the string. I tried using a pick and then my finger, nothing. I tried re tuning it through the app, it picked that up just fine but when playing along, nothing again. I tried using the app both with and without headphones, I tried putting the phone on my lap then in my desk, I tried using an amp and not using one.... NOTHING. I can not explain the level of frustration and there are no helpful resources for troubleshooting this online that I could find. I had to switch to acoustic which was fine until I got to “using two strings at once” lesson. I’m playing just fine but the app is only picking up one string, I’m strumming both strings and it’s ringing out the way it should but the app is just failing to do its job..... on a final note I’m on iPhone 10, I turned off noise cancellation because I figured that may have been the issue but again not helpful. This is how customers are lost, you just can’t substitute a real life teacher unfortunately..Version: 3.0.1

Microphone detection isn’t goodThe app is a really good idea but very expensive but the microphone detection is not good at all. Sometimes I play the chord completely wrong and it says it’s right and what’s more annoying is when I play it correctly and it says it’s wrong which happens all the time and it won’t let you progress unless it’s right. I’ve tried moving my phone, using headphones, I’ve tried everything and it just doesn’t register the chords properly. Won’t be continuing my subscription for this reason..Version: 4.4.1

I don’t knowThe learning your first song is good but all the songs that you can play the full ones it cost lots of money and the library it cost like expensive don’t get it this app is dumb stop the ad stop that I don’t know about Simply Piano but it might be the same😭 I really want to learn guitar.Version: 6.13

Don’t botherOkay I would just like to say that the layout is amazing and the overall concept is superb. However it is crazy expensive after 3 minutes of free practice. I sent a Five star review because I was still in the 3 minute trial period and I had so idea I. Would be charged 33 dollars a month for this app. I know that people need to make money and I appreciate the amount of work that went into this app, but the amount of money they expect is just insane. I will delete now and I will only re download if the pay is taken down to at most 50 dollars a year. The amount of people who would download the app would make up for the many people deleting it because it’s over 150 dollars a year. This is simple math. I’m not trying to be mean but I feel a little cheated. Why can’t an app as amazing as this go out for the good of the community??? Please make it cheaper and maybe I will download again. Again would like to say I appreciate the work, and it would be a five star review if itt t was cheap. PLEASE FIX THIS.Version: 3.0.1

Nice idea, but ...I had the same issue as many other reviewers in that the app has issues recognising notes and chords I play, which creates frustration as it requires one to go back to the start of the section over and over again. The biggest ‘surprise’, however, was that I got to the end of the course in a month. There was simply no more material, because the app is not very far developed yet. I had signed up for a year’s membership though. Not sure why the developers would offer this option for an app that is effectively still under construction. I have now cancelled my subscription, will ask for my money back and be looking elsewhere for something that provides a lot more material. Admittedly I had played a bit of guitar about 20 years ago and hence know some of the basics, so completely beginners should get a bit more than a month out of it, but someone that practices an hour or so per day will get to the current end of the app rather quickly..Version: 2.9

I would give 5* but...I was having a lot of fun, I was having a good time playing along, but then it said I needed the Simply Guitar Pro to continue playing. I tried skipping to the next lesson and it kept popping up. You see, some people can’t afford to pay for a game, even IF it’s a game that you can learn from. SO! I was thinking... Maybe, for the people who, like me, can’t afford to pay, you could make it so that we can skip the Pro lessons and move on to the next one WITHOUT the annoying pop-up saying that we need to get the Pro. Perhaps for the people who DO want to get the Pro, you could maybe have a chord chart, more songs, more exercises to train our fingers, and a few extra tips and pointers. The reason I think this would be a good idea is because then the people who get the Pro can start writing songs and carry Simply guitar through the rest of their lives, even AFTER they’ve finished all the lessons. They could be famous, they could be inspirational, they could be happy... and it would all be thanks to you at Joytunes! Sorry for the VERY LONG review. I understand that, seeing as in just some random kid, you probably won’t listen to what I have to say, BUT! If you do, I think it will really improve the game. Sincerely Jude Culbert, a fellow guitarist.Version: 3.9

It’s goodI recently wanted to get guitar lessons I know a few cords and songs so I downloaded SimplyGuitar and I absolutely love the way it teaches you but the reason I downloaded this is because my parents won’t pay for me to have real guitar lessons and I was really getting the hang of it and I built my way up to my first song, now I understand that you may want us to pay but it’s kinda expensive really and kinda defeats what I was trying to do I wanted to learn the guitar and yt videos are just to confusing but the way this app taught me in the demo I really understood but I don’t think it’s fair on people to have to pay like 100 pounds or dollars depending on where your from to learn a musical instrument maybe if it was like £20 or even £40 I would save and absolutely buy it but 100 is just pushing it in my opinion I downloaded this app seeking for a way to play my guitar because my parents won’t pay for lessons and I have to pay for this app as well 🙄.Version: 6.5

Please remove membership!I gave this 3 stars because of the payment we have. You guys should remove membership because it frustrates me so much that we have to pay in order to play EVERY SINGLE song. So, please. Remove membership..Version: 7.1

Started out greatI was so excited to use this app as it looked great but after learning one chord I have to pay for the rest? I’m young and broke so no thanks but the first few lessons were really great thank you.Version: 6.22

Pls changePls change to some harder songs for adults and some easier songs for kids.Version: 7.6

Is this app as good as it says it is?Well the answer is no.I’m sure a lot of people who have this app will agree that it is rubbish at picking up your notes. I try and try but i just get more fustrated sometimes i have been tempeted to just lock my guitar away and forget about it. Now dont get me wrong this app isn’t a bad idea i am sure it helps a lot of people but not me and im sure a lot off other peolple agree. It only took ten minutes for me to figure out why i wasn’t getting any better i was stuck on a really easy stage. But like i said before it is a good idea that is why i rate it two stars not one maybe if the app was updated it would be better but for now i wouldn’t recommened it..Version: 4.7

It broke my guitarSo I was learning and it told me to turn my string low, so I do it and the string brakes right off, thanks a lot simply guitar now I can’t play for a long time till my dad buys me one, 😡😡😡🥺.Version: 1.4

Good but..Every time I go on the Correct string it won’t pick up at all. When I talk that’s when it picks up. Helpful but annoying. Every thret I try doesn’t work please help???.Version: 8.0.2

Actually Pay to winYou probably read the title and thinking What am I talking about it’s a guitar learning app, well I downloaded it for my son (who is extremely passionate about guitar mind you) and He couldn’t hit any notes which is weird cause I taught him myself and he was amazing so I paid for the premium version and he hit all notes perfectly even when I heard him mess So I used it myself the premium version went AFK but for Mobile and It still made out I was hitting the notes perfectly it’s coded so people think there doing well so they keep on buying it GREEDY MFS I SAY.Version: 7.11

TrashThe entire app is trash. I’m 10 and I’ve been learning guitar for four years and I just wanted to learn a song for my band and it said you had to pay I also tried to do the first lesson but the app wouldn’t pick up my guitar so if you want to pay then get ultimate guitar.Version: 5.3

Great, but....So, I am an 11 year old boy who really loves guitar. My old guitar teacher didn’t teach me much and didn’t really care about his students, and what he taught me in a year (chords) this app taught me in the first 10 minutes. I really loved this app, and I knew it would be so much fun, but the thing is, after you’ve learnt all the basics, you need to pay. Not only that, but it doesn’t come cheap. For 3 months it costs 36 dollars! I know, that’s pretty cheap for guitar lessons, and you get to ask questions, but obviously I can’t pay yet. I recommend this app to people who are more willing to pay this amount of money to the app, because I will tell you this: This app is amazing..Version: 6.4

Why?I finished the first couple of lessons and it told me that I had to pay to continue. I don't have my own money and i'm still young, but I really want to keep learning, and I don't want to bother my parents. Don't get me wrong the app is actually quite helpful, but it's just the payment. You could still include the payment, but please make it so that we have to pay for something that isn't for letting us continue. It would be really nice if you could let us continue without having to pay..Version: 1.6.1

I tried...So I just recently got a guitar and I was so excited to learn how to play it. I saw an ad for simply guitar and I downloaded it. I learned a chord and tuned my guitar in just about 15 minutes! It was so great! Now i would give it more stars but then this happened... I finished one full lesson and was so proud. It took me only about 25 minutes. I tapped to continue to learn more guitar and then it said I couldn’t move on without getting a subscription. I looked how much money it was for a subscription for 3 months and it was $60?!?!!? I have an app on my phone and I have a subscription for $60 by for a year. And I got it for Christmas. Me and my mom got an account and it still wouldn’t let me move on. I am really disappointed in this app. But if you are rich and have $160 for a year than go ahead. Now if you have enough money to buy the subscription it teaches you amazingly. You get to learn fast and easy. If you don’t want to pay a billion dollars just to play the guitar then please don’t even waste your time. I am trying the app yousicion and it has been working perfectly. It is no money! I’m really disappointed in this app.😢 bye.❤️❤️.Version: 3.0.1

DisappointedIt’s incredible that they charge the same for this as simply piano! I looove simply piano, so I had high hopes for this app. I took the week free trial, and I was quite disappointed. First of all the chord recognition is quite poor. Sometimes it wouldn’t recognize a chord which I knew I was playing right, and other times it would recognize it when I knew I was playing the wrong chord. For some songs you were literally playing the same chord over and over and over, I would be playing it correctly, but because they were close together on the app, it didn’t recognize it so it would send me back in the song and I would have to play that chord several additional times. My poor neighbors! Also, there are not nearly as many lessons on here as simply piano, so I can’t imagine doing it for a year, which is 120$, and the 3 month is half that price! I would consider buying the 3 month if the price were more reasonable. Paying half the price for a quarter of the time. Simply put, the product is not nearly as good as simply piano, so why would you have the audacity to charge the same price?!!.Version: 3.4.1

DONT GET THIS APPWell first of all I was loving the app it was tuning my guitar and stuff than I went through and I was at the end of the lesson and I was about to play the song after I changed all my tune btw I was working on another song that I made but I thought to try this out so I was going good and it says get an Adult to swipe right and it’s a payment plan and it was expensive but that’s not the only thing again I’m not fully blaming the app but I lost the chord tune for my song and there now tuned for a song I can’t play it was wayyy to much to get 😡 also when I was practicing playing while the app listened I accidentally played the wrong note and it still ticked it so I think it’s teaching properly don’t so waste ur time with this app.Version: 4.4.1

Poor optimization for registering chordsSo far I’m pretty new to the app but not as new to playing guitar and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that this system has problems when listening to a guitar play chords because the way that it registers cords is completely unpredictable and completely inconsistent. In some instances it will not even acknowledge that I’ve played a chord, in many other cases it will just automatically fail me because it cannot pick up what is being played for whatever reason, and in some instances it will just act as if I played a chord when I was not even touching the strings. This is really immature technology I feel so I hope it does improve in the future and that they do listen to the feedback but it’s very difficult to get past the basic courses when it can’t even register your E minor chord. Very frustrating needs fixing hope it gets better otherwise it’s a waste of your money if you aren’t using the piano app as well.Version: 3.0.1

It was okayWhen i went onto the part where you have to play string 1 when the blue line hits the square, it wasn’t picking up my guitar even though i had it turned all the way up (i use an electric guitar). i tried about 7 times, and got it right on every time but it said i was wrong. that was kinda frustrating..Version: 4.4.1

Microphone is rubbishI got a guitar for Christmas as I used to have one years ago. I got this app to start getting back into it. I had to tune my guitar to how the app wanted it to sound. This took me like half an hour because it kept telling me that all my strings, especially string 6, was too high even though it was so loose it was like it was going to ping off. Then eventually I spoke out of frustration saying “god sake” and it then said my tune was correct??? So I moved on to learning the basics. Got to the EM section and then it wouldn’t pick up anything. I was playing all strings as it told me to whilst pressing down so hard of string 2 and 3 but it just wouldn’t pick it up. Then I spoke again out of frustration and it then recognised it and said I was done.. I gave up with this app now. I’m going to look for a better one that’ll hopefully pick up my guitar playing and not think my voice is the guitar….Version: 7.11

I can’t afford itI’m a ten yr old girl who’s been wanting to play guitar forever and then I downloaded it and realised I couldn’t afford to pay that but I understand they might need the money! I’m just disappointed I’m gonna have to find a new way of learning guitar..Version: 3.4.1

Great app but…So I’ve been having fun using this app as I learn through each of the songs and courses as I just got an electric guitar and was eager to learn it, but whilst I was using it I’d have issues with it registering notes as I played, where it wouldn’t actually realise I had played them despite retrying upwards of 15 times in some cases. This registering issue is extremely prominent on the Am and C course with the song “Bellyache”, I’m not the only person having these issues as there are some that seem to go back 2 years with the exact same issue, it’s really frustrating and I found myself breaking a pick just out of anger as it would not register no matter how many times I tried, not sure if Im willing to use this app past this as I don’t particularly want to pay nearly a hundred quid for a service that doesn’t work about 40% of the time and has glaring issues like that, I wouldn’t mind if I had to pay a set fee each month rather than an all upfront cost but it’s just more worth it to spend the time locating personal teacher than attempting to get past “Bellyache” on here while it fails the register my notes and resets me..Version: 7.15

Great App butI subscribed to this App and have used it for the past couple of months. As a complete beginner the App has helped me progress and I have really enjoyed using it. Yes as some reviewers have said it can be annoying if it doesn’t pick up the notes but I found it helped me refine my technique by making me repeat that stage. The issue I have is the new content does not come out fast enough, since starting to use the App one new section was added but at the end of 2 months I have completed all the stages for both paths now I cannot progress any further and I’m having to look for other Apps when I paid a monthly subscription for this one. I have now cancelled my subscription what’s the point of paying monthly if the content is not forthcoming is not there. Frustrating..Version: 1.3

Useless without premiumThis app is awesome, but I can’t do ANYTHING without premium, IM NOT EVEN KIDDING. I wish I could learn guitar with out paying over $100 a year! Don’t get me wrong, this is a great app if your Richie rich, but I think it should be more affordable for those people who don’t get a big pay check. EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO LEARN GUTAR, not just the people with a healthy bank account. I understand that you need to earn money bc this is your JOB, but I think that there should be vip songs that you need to pay for, rather than paying for the whole thing. Thanks for the first few tips to becoming a guitarist, but I definitely don’t recommend..Version: 6.4

Pretty good but I have a problem...I’m a new user. I’ve wanted to learn the guitar for a while and as I was playing I felt frustrated. Granted, I’ve never played before and I’m the furthest from an expert but while playing I became frustrated with the way the lessons run. It’s effective but once I approached an outsider who already knew how to play the guitar and showed me what I was doing wrong I continued only to run into more frustration. I’ll keep going but most likely with less help from the app. I’ve taken the case off my mobile devise, placed it really close, and more that I thought I could do with random incorrect marks but while (with help of previously mentioned guide) playing the correct notes in a semi-correct way for someone who’s not comfortable yet I still got counted as incorrect. I was on time for most beats and thought I was doing fine but I’ve become frustrated with this app. Maybe try and find new ways to guide such as options based on possibilities where the player could be struggling? I’m not exactly sure but I’m sure there should be some better way to fix these issues or guiding beginners. I do like this app though, it’s gotten me into guitar and maybe I’ll continue in the future. But for now, I’m frustrated..Version: 3.1

It’s annoyingWhen I first started using this app, I could’d stop. It’s very educational and helpful. They take you from the very beginning and ask you if you’ve already had some experience before. So I was using it a lot. And then something personal happened in my life and I stopped for a little while. Then today I came back on it, and I clicked on the lesson I had very almost completed and it said I fi wanted to continue, I’d have to pay £10 A MONTH! I don’t have that kind of money. Also I was so close to finishing it all and literally was a couple lessons away from ‘what’s next’ lesson. And there was nothing I could do, so I had to RESTART THE WHOLE FRICKING THING!😡😡. I’m very angry because I spent so much time getting there. And then, it kept saying I had to subscribe when I got to the 3rd lesson! You can only go so far..Version: 1.0.8

Hate it 😡I my kid Keeps trying to play and it doesn’t pick up I was out getting Groceries I found her crying and floor because it couldn’t pick up her guitar I payed too much for this Bad App.Version: 4.4.1

BadI really loved this app. In the beginning, I really enjoyed playing with this app. It taught me so many good things and there were no ads. It was great. I learned smoke on the water, but every time I tried to play the end of smoke on the water it kept on making me redo that whole part of the song, and I wasn’t enjoying myself when I finally finished the song. Then, to my surprise, it asked me to pay so I could move on. And if you already know the basics and you want to skip to chord learning you have to go through the basics even though you already know them. It also cannot hear anything you play at all and it will make me replay a note about ten thousand times. In summary, don’t get the app if you want to learn. The people in the ads obviously already know how to play guitar, and they put inaccurate proportions of how long it took the people to learn a song. I’ve been playing for 4 hours and I just learned a “simple” song. I’m genuinely mad about this..Version: 1.0.7

So disappointing. What a rip offThis app is actually has lots of potential. It is like having an online lesson with someone. It’s intuitive and steps you through a logical flow of learning. What is really disappointing is that there is very limited content and I’m talking about the paid version. I signed up to a 12 month subscription (paying $150 aud) after doing the 7 day trial and after 2.5 weeks I have completed everything it has to offer (which is not much). That was doing about 45mins a day. The app doesn’t have the content to even teach you the basic chords. For example, it doesn’t teach you the B, D or G chords, which are common chords needed in a lot of songs. It also only teaches you one basic strumming pattern. I feel absolutely ripped off, paying a lot of money for a 12 month subscription when there is only a few weeks of content. Before writing this review I sent an email to simply guitar asking for a ‘please explain’ and hoping they could change my subscription to a 3 month subscription and give me some money back, but never received a response..Version: 2.2

Simply tuned :SI will start by saying that it is a well designed app and great menu system and good tuner. Also the guy that’s in the videos seems like a top bloke and can deliver a punch line. Gave me a few giggles that’s for sure. Now my gripes are simple. Playing some chords during parts where you have to strum don’t get picked up easily enough so you feel like you are playing it wrong or not strumming at the right time. It happened to me and it left me on some parts of a particular song for longer than 10mins. I persisted until I got to the end, but by gosh was I already feeling a little dejected. For the times were it works were you pick up the rhythm it’s great and can be a blast to learn, but for those inconsistencies where it doesn’t (even though it picks up your strumming during practice) it take the fun away slowly and starts to burn at you slowly and then makes you start to question weather you are play the right sound or even doing the right things. I love my trial time and enjoyed the moments of video time with the dude that though me some string and how to walk on them, unfortunately that’s were I will love and leave it. Maybe it was my cheap Alpha Guitar set purchase at $198 Aussie smackeroos! Maybe… P.s I might also consider coming back if it’s not a $190+p.a sub. Yours truely A Beginner with a cheap Guit..Version: 5.0

TerribleNo matter how much I tune the guitar or replay the note it does not work.Version: 8.0.3

Absolutely TerribleWhen I decided I wanted to play guitar I downloaded this app. I was completely new to guitar and therefore had to tune it before I could play. The app didn’t help me with this at all if anything it made it more difficult as it gives you no indication of what to do at all and even though I knew you had to turn the tuning pegs it was so tedious that I resorted to download another app which was so much easier to use. Once I eventually managed to tune my guitar, I did the first 2 activities but when I actually came to the part when you start to pluck the 6th string on the different frets I completely gave up as it refused to recognise the notes I was playing. After 3 hours of frustration gave up on playing guitar all together after using this app. The activity wasn’t difficult and I knew I was doing it correct. It also wasn’t my microphone as it recognised all the other notes I played up until that point. I would not recommend this app at all as it is so frustrating that you will find yourself losing the will to carry on playing guitar and frankly I think that a more effective way of learning guitar would be to be taught it by an ape. I was bitterly disappointed and believe that it isn’t even worth the one star rating I have awarded it..Version: 4.7

My reviewMy friend had this app and she said it was great but then I tried it and it made me turn my strings so much my guitar broke and than I had to get a repair so thanks to this app for sucking 😢.Version: 8.0.2

It’s ok, but the E Em cords cannot be picked up on songs, just lessonsI’m beginning the learning process on guitar. In the beginning this was a blast, I even decided to pay the full year subscription to keep going seeing that I noticed significant progress. Then the cords lesson began. During the lesson E cord registered through without a problem, then I noticed the app would hear the E string on the 3rd and 2nd fret. I’d play them anyway not to cheat myself, but then it would lag in play and skip forward registering the E cord 3 times when I’d only strum it once. Once the app would catch up (I’m on home WiFi so cell service isn’t the issue) all sounds registered perfectly. Then the song would come into play, from the very 1st note, and not making any hand/finger changes the app would say I’m playing them wrong. I would go to other sites, even call a buddy to see if if he can here if I’m playing the cords right. So I’d go back to tuning, and cord lessons. They would register, go to the song, the E cord will not register. At this point the frustration of this app is more than I want, and I’ll go it alone. It would be a great app, but it doesn’t replace face to face learning..Version: 3.1

Hate itIt made me break my chord!.Version: 1.0.2

Please read thisThis app is good but you guised it I’m young and I can’t pay 💰 the money 💵 I’m only ten and I can’t pay that much, I’m not one Of those rich kids that can pay this easy. It’s annoying how you have to pay because it’s the best way to learn the guitar 🎸 I know how you just want the money but so many people like this app but can’t pay for it and some of the people like me have playing the guitar as there biggest dreams. I understand you want money but you can still get that by making us pay for vip songs or something. Please just let me learn guitar without having to pay please..Version: 3.0.1

Good but...I thought that i would be able to learn how to play guitar and get good at it but i have to PAY REAL MONEY TO CONTIUE..Version: 3.1

Never use THIS APP EVERIT BROKE MY GUTAIR AND ITS NOT aCURRIT AND YOU mIght say I’m drammitic but this was my daghters first I tu mint and it was 1000 dollars I could of bought 7 grocerie trips with that and I could buy 200 gas pumps like never use this app I’m warning you.Version: 8.0.2

How much per a year???I originally gave this app a 5* and was about to share it with my family until I saw all the reviews. People were complaining about the high price of just $100 a year. I wish it was that cheap. Seems the price has gone up a touch to $240 a year or $50 a month. At those prices I may as well be paying for a face to face teacher who can instruct me exactly on where I am going wrong rather then a video. I bought a book for $20 with all these basics and taught myself so far. I get to keep the book. But the app I only get to keep my progress only as long as I keep paying. Don’t get wrong me. As I mentioned above, I loved the first few lessons even though I am well passed the basics. I thought that finally I had found a great app that could help my young grandchildren learn more then I could teach. Guess I was wrong. Just another app with all the promise and following letdown as most do. $$$$$ Shame. 😓thanks anyway..Version: 6.11

Payment?The app is really helpful and easy, but paying to continue is not really something I saw coming. I am only young and paying is not something I can do. You could still have the premium membership payments and still have us play without paying. I can’t use the app any more because I can’t pay.😔.Version: 2.7

It was goodI’m giving this app a 3 out of 5 stars it’s great it taught me frets and chords but my frustration is all on the paying. Most young players like me just want to have fun and learn without paying for lessons. I am actually quite disappointed in the app and it’s expectations. It tells you that everything will be sorted and I will be able to play songs but you can’t play any songs what so ever without playing songs.Version: 3.4.2

The microphone is stupidI’ve been using this app for a bit, and it’s been okay. I’m in the middle of one of the lessons, and it decides to not pick up my noise even though i’m about to break my strings from strumming so loud. I am sure im playing the chord right too because i’ve been playing for a year now with this app. Very disappointed.Version: 1.6.1

DisappointedI’ve never learned an instrument before really and when I found a guitar I thought I’d learn to play it, I downloaded the app knowing you’d have to pay later on. But I thought I’d atleast get to learn the basics before I had to pay. I didn’t even get the first song and they were already asking me for money. I spent a good half an hour learning before I was getting notified to get premium membership. I have no idea if the app is worth my time and money anymore because I barely got past the 1st lesson. I don’t recommend using this unless you want the bare minimum. I got 1 chord out of the lesson and learned to tune. That was all I got from the app and I’m extremely disappointed, I don’t mean to sound like those people who expect everything free but all your doing is listening to me play notes, I don’t know why it has to cost so much..Version: 3.8.1

This app sucksThis app is so useless even if u played the wrong chord it will be correct and I made sounds with my voice and it was still correct and I am not paying 300$ for a stupid private teacher that looks like a pedo like make this app free.Version: 7.5

Please notice me!So, I downloaded this app I had heard so much about after we finally got a guitar. My sis played for the first lesson (no premium) But we weren’t able to finish it because it said we have to pay to play the song! I mean cmon she got so excited for it. Like could you have a premium option and a normal one? So the normal with just a few songs to play and learn instead of having to buy all of them? And a few lessons free with no subscriptions or payments? Thank you. 😊.Version: 7.12

It’s not freeAfter few lessons you have to pay to learn.Version: 1.3

LiarsGood app but the add said it was free you have to pay for more lessons.Version: 8.0.2

Ok for a someone who has never touched a guitar beforeVeeeeery basic and slow. Some of the “harder” levels seem easier than the easy ones making getting through them a chore just to get to the next round. They are obviously still building up lessons and haven’t got very far yet. Shocked to be up to the latest release and we still haven’t covered anything but a single basic strum. App has so much potential though and I like being able to follow the notes as you play in real time. I’m not sure if it’s just my phone (iPhone X) but some notes it really struggles to pick up especially the lower notes on the E string. This makes getting passed some levels really challenging, not because they are hard but because the app just won’t pick up the notes. Because of this I will now be deleting the app..Version: 1.6

Not a great appI play guitar and take lessons with a great teacher and I do not recommend this app. I got this app to 1 greater my knowledge of the guitar and 2 better my technique. This is not a great app I have been playing the guitar for years and said that I am good at guitar but it only gave me the basics ( e.g how to tune and how to hold a guitar ) both of these were not very good it didn’t correctly show you how to hold a guitar and only limits your abilities. My last point is that whenever I tried to go to a class that I could actually learn things it said that I had to pay $150 annually! That price is crazy and a lot more then what you should be paying on a beginners app. I strongly recommend for you not get this app and either use another app or get lessons privately or with a group..Version: 1.5

Don’t get if you don’t have money 😔I was so excited about learning guitar and getting a good grade on a music test coming up at my school. I had learned frets and chords already and I was sooo excited about getting to learn one of my favourite songs so I did the course until suddenly a big pop up message came on my screen! I said something like: “to continue please purchase subscription” I was shattered. Like pretty much everyone else I’m a kid and I don’t have the money to pay for the subscription, please, please make it free. You can still have a premium without ads or something just not the songs! I did the whole course for nothing. 😔.Version: 5.1

Recognition is horrible and price for premium is not nearly worth it imoI picked this up as an entirely new guitar player and this app has been one of the most frustrating things to use to try and learn from scratch. The app was horrible at picking up certain notes being played on my 5th and 6th strings only particular with further issue when i attempted the lesson that introduced the Fm7 chord. Would simply not register the chord being played at all despite me tuning to the app’s standards and having all my fingers in the correct frets with no muting of strings. Furthermore, i paid for the premium membership for 2 months on this app and the amount of new content you get for £10 a month is nowhere near justifiable for that price. I’d finished all the lessons that were originally on the app when i purchased the subscription for the first time in mid June by the end of the month and until now, only 2 or 3 new lessons have been added in. It’s unfortunate as i was really hopeful this app would help me improve as a beginner but it only frustrated and disheartened me as the recognition made me believe i was doing something wrong..Version: 1.5

Useless without premiumI was super excited to find simply guitar. I’m just a beginner and this was going to be great. I started the fist lesson and everything was fine until I got to the end and couldn’t do anything without paying. I am super disappointed..Version: 6.5

Costs too muchAlthough I have to appreciate the work that has gone into this app, I have been playing guitar for 5 years and downloaded it so I could improve further. At the beginning I was flying through the basics and I was getting so hyped about the app, then I realise how much money it costs to actually get to do things. I am just a kid and would love to be able to learn with this creative and wonderfully structured app without having to pay. I have to appreciate how much work has gone into this app though but I think if it were free you would get more downloads and revenue then if it were this expensive. Just my opinion, read it how you like. Overall good job on a great app, would have loved to be able to use it more. I did delete it because there is no use, but it is right at my fingertips if I want to re download it..Version: 6.13

Why!!???I could buy a good quality guitar for the money could spend on the app, and that is at minimum cost. I have saved enough money for it, but my parents say I can’t use it because of the outrageously high prices. You guys at simply guitar need to lower the prices so that young kids like me can actually use it. The first five lessons are free, but they hardly teach you anything, only what frets and chords are, which is what everyone already knows. They also teach you about three chords, but that doesn’t teach you the basics of guitar. Please get back to this developers. You have never replied to the reviews concerning the high prices of the app, so reply to this one to show that you that you care about how high the price is. Reply to say that you’ll lower the price greatly, otherwise it shows that the app is not about teaching people guitar, but about taking their savings away. Thanks for reading everything😀👌🥳!.Version: 5.1

It’s not a free appThis was a great app and it was helping me a lot but once I finished the first lesson it said I had to pay for premium to carry on which is really annoying. Maybe please just have some songs premium and some songs you can do for free?.Version: 7.6

Should be cheaper because of this glitchDear developers, I really do enjoy simply guitar and have had a lot of fun with it. But I have recently come across an error. Sometimes the app decides it doesn’t want to listen to any chords. Seems fine with the frets. Not the chords though. I saw A LOT of people talk about this. But when I first downloaded this everything seemed fine so I thought those people’s microphones were turned off or something. But yet the error came to me as well. It just randomly decides it doesn’t want to listen. No matter how close I was to the screen. No matter how many times I tuned it. Nothing seemed to work. Therefore I can’t progress in lessons. Can you please fix this or give us our money back? Thank you Bye.Version: 2.3

What a let down!At the beginnings I thought this app was like INCREDIBLE it was fun and easy. It was a gave me a great confidence boost and and I thought I would finally be able to play the guitar! But NO... you I finished learning the basics and then... GET A MEMBERSHIP popped up on my screen. It was so so annoying because I spent all my money on a guitar and then I hate to get a membership!? Seriously!! Definitely do no not recommend this app you have to pay money!.Version: 4.0

Please don’t ignore!I wanted to learn guitar because I had a guitar my father gave me just sitting in my room. I was really interested! But all of the guitar guide books weren’t helping at all. But then I heard about simply guitar! I thought it would cost money to use the app so I looked it up on safari, on safari it says that the basic membership is free. So I downloaded the app. It was amazing! Until I was ready to learn my first song. I taped to the icon and BAM! You need a membership to learn more than 2 chords! I was devastated, I was actually getting somewhere. So turns out that I need to pay $30 to finish the BASICS of guitar lessons a month. I really do love the app but I’m not willing to spend $30 on an app each month I’m not expecting anything to change but I just am really confused about what safari said please answer atleast why safari said it was free..Version: 8.0.1

Great app but the tuning app and the money they want for a member ship it out of this worldThis was a very good app and I would love to give it a five star but honestly it deserves a 3 star so I got this app a few days ago and finished a course then it got to the part where I do the song and it pops up for the member ship around $120 dollars I think for 1 year!! No way to much money for a little app… now my biggest problem the tuning app! I used the tuner app the first time I got the app and it worked very well actually got it in tune nicely made it just sound beautiful oh well like 10 minutes ago I tried to make sure my guitar was in tune so it sound good when I play so… I tried the first string and it was telling me too low, too low, too high and so on so forth then ‘pop’ too my surprise my first string broke!!😡 and yes usually when something bad happens people tend too blame it on something else but if the app didn’t tell me to lie to high or whatever I would instead of writing this review I would be playing guitar.. I was having a lovely relaxing night until this happened😡😡😡😡 thank you for listening..Version: 6.21

HorribleI find it disgusting that I was able to learn the first lesson and then I had to pay for the rest so basically I have to pay to learn guitar when I can just search up online for free this was absolutely horrible but the first lesson was good I wouldn’t recommend if you don’t want to spend money.Version: 3.1

Subscription issuesI clicked for a free 7 day trial with the proviso that I would pay the three monthly renewal rate (if I liked it. However it immediately took the three month fee from my bank and I had to go to apple for reimbursement. Further to which my 7 day “free trial” was cancelled immediately! So I couldn’t even try the app properly! I appreciate that nothing is free in life, but at a time when many in the world are struggling financially their competitors over at Yousician at least offer a free (yes it’s timed to finish after 15 mins) service and you can’t access many of the songs. Nevertheless learners can access the lessons and this allows people to at least join in. By only allowing a premium service you make guitar playing an exclusive pursuit for those that can afford it..Version: 3.7

AlrightIt dun at the start but as soon as I had gone through all the cords and had tuned the guitar I had to pay and I couldn’t go to the next lesson to learn more cords I couldn’t cause I had to finish the first one witch I had to have premium to finish.Version: 4.2

Skip featureLove the app, brilliant design, awesome instructor, the teaching method is wonderful. However, it’s really important to add a Skip feature during song playing. Slower songs work great and the notes timing is synchronised well. However, when it’s a fast song with chords following each other quickly, the timing doesn’t work correctly and the app becomes slower. As a new guitar learner and a user it’s really frustrating as it makes me stuck in one song for a long time even though I know that I’m playing the right chords and I can’t do anything about it because I can’t skip it. Adding a skip feature will remove this frustration as it gives me the option to move forward if the app timing wasn’t working well. I hope this feature to be added soon as I love this app and that’s the only thing stopping me from giving it the 5 stars..Version: 5.0

Cool app but ….The app is good and useful but I've only had the app for 10 minutes but the i realised the issues , sometimes when you try to play with the songs and jam with it , it just makes you stressed when you try and play the notes (like the frets) and your not pressing down on the string hard enough and it says its wrong and then your fingers start hurting so i think the company behind the app needs to update the microphone system I've taken off my phone case closed my window I have done anything to make the room quieter but it still doesn't pick up the notes that well . Also when you miss a note it will set you back really far in the song and then you just get really annoyed. So far really enjoying the app its just a bit hard for beginners like myself but would recommend this to others still 🙂 Edit : Im having issues with the tuning system because no matter how many times i loosen or tighten the strings it keeps saying too high or too low you need to be way to precise to tune it otherwise you will be sat for 10 minutes like a did sitting there tuning a guitar ‘incorrectly’ according to the game while shouting angry words towards the app.Version: 4.6.1

DisappointedI bought a 1 year membership, and completed all the basic lessons within a month or so. I’ve now been waiting more than 3 months for more lessons to be added - the new lessons simply say “coming soon”. When I spoke to Simply Guitar a few months back and asked when new lessons would be added, they told me next week. This was more than 2 months ago. Now I wonder why I paid for a 1 year membership, when there is only lessons suitable for 1 money..Version: 3.0.1

TuningFirst of all it’s a good enough app if your a newbie and don’t have a experienced teacher but you made my tune my strings all wrong for more difficult songs you usually have to tune strings into different ways depending on your preferences my teacher does it much much deeper then you and yes. I already have. Gutair teacher who is much better then a app I just downloaded it it try it out I have been playing with her for more then 3 years but afte the first 2 I moved and when. Got back I almost forgot everything I could still play a lot so we basically started over I’m currently playing at book 2 and playing really good songs the best part is because of my adhd she listened to me better then. App and when. Had problems she listened and explained It to me if I missed some crucial detail it was in real time she was on a buggy zoom call and yet she showed me more in 30 minutes then this app showed me in 2 hours just get a Gutiar teacher if you don’t have the money then use this app but if you don’t have the time for one THE WHY DO YOU HAVE THE TIME TO PLAY A STUPID APP.Version: 5.3

Recording difficultiesThis app is pretty pricey, you have to pay a monthly subscription in order to access the lessons. the lessons are good and the app definitely has potential to be helpful, but it struggles to pick up the recording when you play a note. this is unbelievably frustrating. as someone new to guitar, my fingers haven’t quite adapted yet to holding the strings down, so bear in mind that extended guitar playing (at least in the beginning) is quite painful. therefore, when you combine the fact that you have to CONSTANTLY go back to the beginning of the lesson because the app doesn’t hear you.....tbh it’s pretty torturous. and even more frustrating when you consider that you’re actually playing the notes right! it is literally impossible to progress because the app is fundamentally flawed. the developers need to fix or it’s pointless installing, let alone paying. don’t waste your time.Version: 1.1.0

AnnoyingIt is not working properly I am hitting the right not with the right dam finger and it does nothing And I may not have the right guitar thing but it will not let me redo it.Version: 8.0.1

Walking Meme & Waste Of TimeWhat the hell!!! I was so hyped to learn the guitar so I downloaded this app. It asked me which song I wanted to learn so I clicked on one. I completed all of the lessons getting so excited because after finishing those lessons it meant I got to play the song! But then once I finished the lessons I clicked on the song and it just directed me to a subscriptions page! What the hell?!?! After all that it turned out literally everything on this app costs money. Not even 1 song for free? How will I ever live out my rockstar dream?? I should have listened to my brother when he told me simply guitar is just a piece of trash and a walking meme. To add on- it wouldn’t even listen to me when I tried to tune my 6th string. It also said I was getting every single note and chord incorrect when I was clearly playing it correctly. Don’t waste your time - listen to me and my brother. It is a scam..Version: 7.11

Didn’t workMy 9yr old cousin was trying to use it but it wouldn’t respond to his playing.Version: 4.4.1

Fine, but disappointing.I’m currently taking a guitar class, and was hoping to use this app to keep my skills sharp for when I eventually finish said class. After finishing most of the extremely easy steps, it was time to finish the first lesson by playing this particular song that I got to pick from a list of 4. However, instead of playing the song and moving on, it wanted me to sign up for some premium subscription before I could do anything ( without the option to decline and play the song anyway.) I understand as a developer, premiums and memberships are a way to make money, and that’s important, but when that subscription prevents people from being able to learn using your app, it gives you a bad representation. All in all, if you want to charge money for people to use the app, I’d suggest you just have the app itself cost money, and allow people to continue on with the lessons without needing premium. While I would like to give a better review, as it does actually teach you some guitar skills, this barrier is a major turn off for me. Hopefully one of the devs reads this, but If not, I hope this helps someone decide whether or not to download this app..Version: 6.15

This game is useless without premium.Wow this game is rlly good I only played for 1 day and then the next day I have to pay. Like I would say change the payment or lower it like up to 5 - 12$, we all would appreciate it bc it won’t be useless and will be good. I know it is refundable, but pls my mum will get broke, so pls change the payment. But over all it is a good app. But I’m not sure if I recommend it..Version: 7.0

This sucksI was enjoying until I finished the set up and it said I had to pay over $100 your app is trash simply.Version: 4.4.1

I really wanted this app to work!I’ve been waiting FOREVER for RockSmith to come to iPad but since I was still waiting I was really excited that there was what looked like a great alternative. I love the concept of this app and yes it’s expensive but that didn’t deter me either. What’s so frustrating is that it doesn’t pick up that you’re playing the string during practise and you can’t progress. My guitar is definitely in tune - I checked with an external Fender tuner too. I can’t justify going past the free trial if I get stuck in a practise loop and can’t progress the lessons.Version: 5.1

I need helpSo basically I just started using the app and was like ok this is pretty great but then I needed to tune it using the app tuner but I had already tuned it and thought that it would say that it was fine but apparently every string was too low and no matter how many times I turned the peg on the guitar it would still say that it was too low now I’m still on the tuning page cause I need to tune it with the tuner in the app to progress but it’s either not picking up the sound of the strings or it is just saying too low because of a glitch pls help me and fix it so it is accurate..Version: 7.11

Great for learning only problem is the recognitionI’ve only just started playing guitar, so at first I just thought I was playing some notes wrong but after speaking to some friends, who also play guitar, they said it wasn’t me but the app. I have been struggling learning due to not recognition, mainly the chord Am, if the recognition was better that would make it a lot easy to learn I have ended up spending at least 30 mins trying to play/learn Am but it just isn’t recognising it. I love JoyTunes I have also got SimplyPiano which is just amazing i have been learning for around a year and there hasn’t been any problems. I know this is pretty new and it harder to recognise the notes, but it’s at the point where i cant learn anything else because of it..Version: 3.10

PriceyHi, so first of all I am completely aware this app is not finished but bravo to what’s been added to far! But I think you should of waited until it’s finished to put on the App Store. I have never played the guitar before and this app really helped me start off learning the guitar and the guy in the videos is very helpful ! I was so excited to go through all the courses and carry on with learning. The songs are also very good to help learn to incorporate the guitar into songs. However, I was very disheartened when I find out that I couldn’t even complete the whole of the first level without paying for the subscription! A lot of people use this app to help them with lessons at school that are compulsory for learning an instrument, and people don’t have that kind of money to learn ? We just want to learn for free as it is a free app on the AppStore ! thankyou, and I hope to see this issue may be sorted out soon..Version: 3.2

It was ok but..So this app was pretty helpful but sometimes I’ll be doing the right thing and it says I’m wrong or not playing it and also sometimes it says I’m playing two or three notes at once so it passes me through the course when I haven’t done it or the opposite happens and it just won’t work so I strum the whole guitar and it passes me. Lastly, the reason when I’m done with this review I will be deleting this app. I finished a course and it won’t let me do anything anymore, not even play the song the course was for because it says I have to pay for premium which I can’t spend money on apps. It would be nice if I could still do something even without premium. Thank you for taking your time to read this and I hope that you take this review into consideration to change a few things. I also understand because it is mobile it’s harder to pick up sounds and register them correctly but please try and change the having to pay to continue the app..Version: 6.0

.I bought premium and the lessons are ok but it’s really bad at picking up sound like reallllllllllllllllllly bad like I’m 11 and I can’t press down too hard it will give me blisters and trying to get this app to hear me is not worth destroying my fingers I have also read the other reviews and I agree that it should be 200 dollars a year, yes I have purchased it but it doesn’t mean no one else can learn just because it’s out of their budget, 200 is way to much a year you should at least bring it down to 100 for people who want to learn guitar but isnt made of money.Version: 3.2

App Sound IssueI really had high hopes for this app considering the price point and initially I really loved it however, after progressing to later lessons, I started experiencing a lot of issues with the app not picking up the lower 3 strings of my guitar making it impossible to progress to the next lesson. Unfortunately, instead of learning I was trying to tweak the way that I was playing in order for the app to pick up the sound (even though I was playing the correct chords at the correct time) which is pretty frustrating. Im guessing it was an issue with the app itself not my guitar as when I used the tuner included in the app it picked up all the strings but then would not pick up the strings in the lessons. I’m grateful I was able to get a free trial before shelling out $150 for a year subscription as I would be very disappointed had I spent that much on an app I cannot use. I did contact customer support but after the standard troubleshooting tips (which I had already tried) they were unable to help me any further with the issue which is a real shame (apart from suggesting that I try using a different guitar which I do not have) I guess I’ll be trying out another guitar app..Version: 2.7

Not as good as Simply PianoI love Simply Piano, and have renewed my love of the instrument. Simply Guitar, however has many more intonation issues. It rarely recognizes notes played correctly on the 6th string, and frequently has issues with the 5th string as well. Since many of the songs are playing the base line, it becomes quite frustrating. I now understanding rock guitarists smashing their guitars! Seriously though, I have tried electric and acoustic guitars. I always tune before, and sometimes during the lesson, and the errors persist in the lower register. I have found a solution to one of the chord issues. When I played the same chord in rapid sequence, it didn’t register the second one. If I deaden the strings between, it helps, but really interferes with the sound I want. It is also extremely difficult in situations with quarter- and eighth-note timing. I’m sure developers are making improvements as time progresses, so I hope to revisit this review later with an improved score. Despite the issues, it is still worth the money for both programs. Also, response time is quick and courteous when asking questions..Version: 6.12

Your joking right?I downloaded the app happy to learn guitar only to relive you need to pay after four lessons so the only thing I was able to learn was Em (which I already new). Apparently I can’t do ANYTHING unless I pay $30 a month and $360 a year, I expected it to have songs locked and a few things you can only learn with premium but for everything to be locked is like saying: ‘congrats! You learnt your first cord! Now give me money or your not learning the rest.’ It’s annoying and I ask that you make it so you can actually play a song or two without having to pay that much, even if it’s the most basic songs. I do not recommend and think this app is a complete waste of time..Version: 6.13

Terrible appI do not recommend simply guitar, it has been telling me to tune my guitar when I already tuned it and know that it is tuned perfect, I used a tuner to tune it from a professional guitar shop. And then when I play a note to “see if it’s tuned” even tho I know it is, it says it’s to high or low. But then I stop playing and there is no noise, the app still tells me it’s to low or high. So the app isn’t even telling u correct information. Also I believe the app isn’t teaching people correctly as I didn’t realise it was telling me to play something and it was still moving and saying stuff like “great job, your doing amazing” I just wanna play guitar it shouldn’t be this hard! If I were you I wouldn’t down load this app your better off just doing lessons or finding a better website then waisting time on a app that isn’t going to give you correct information..Version: 3.3

STUPID😡👎😡😡I n is this is my second review but I’m just really sad and angry that you have to pay I’m only 11 and I can’t pay for it it’s over two hundred dollars and my family is on a budget so we can’t pay for it. It’s my dream to play but now I won’t learn because you have to pay. (I know everyone is probably going to call me a crybaby but I don’t care) I was so excited now I’m so sad that I’m actually crying because my dreams are crushed..Version: 3.1

OkSo when I was like doing the tuning for my guitar it was perfect it was good but then when I got to the threats whatever it’s called it wouldn’t work and it was super hard and I’m not playing it anymore because it won’t let me get past it.Version: 1.6.1

Frustration for an absolute beginnerI subscribed to Simply Piano for a year, that app is well designed and super helpful. So I started to use this guitar app as it comes for free with the piano app. I am an absolute beginner in guitar, I found it’s so difficult to learn it with this app. The instructor is humorous and easy to follow, however, the practice song is too fast to follow. It’s just impossible for a beginner to catch up with that speed, and there is no speed option like in Simply Piano. The practice mode helps a bit, but I still cannot catch up the speed perfectly after exiting from the mode. I have to replay more than three times with each lesson, and it kept adding frustration. Also, it still has the recognition issue as in some other comments. I am a fan of simply piano. I am addicted to play with the app everyday, but for this guitar app it’s just so difficult to keep playing. I do hope the developer can improve with the difficulty level and come with more settings/features as in simply piano..Version: 3.7

GoodGood but you gotta pay money.Version: 8.0.2

Seriously?Hi SimplyGuitar I want to play the guitar and ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO LEARN TO PLAY IT sorry for being angry but if you want to play your fav songs you should actually be able to select the songs you want without having to pay a gazzilion bucks a month i am nine and bought a guitar, just to find that, unless I get an actual person to come and give me lessons,(which is the harder way to learn) I have to pay however much money it is a month to learn easily from an app. even several other apps you have to pay money. I’ll bet if you have it actually free or just having to pay once to get premium you’ll get a whole lot more down loads again sorry for being angry but I would really like to pick up my guitar and make music 🎶🎵🎵🎶🎶🎸🎼 Bye! :).Version: 7.3

Ok, but…Ok, I love this app, I stopped playing guitar about 4 years ago but I decided to try again because of this app. Now, when I started, I was surprised at how good it was, were the annoying ads true? Well, truly I was enjoying it, I had learned my first cord! I thought as the ads say, It was fully free! Well I realised you have to pay for the songs, which didn’t matter to me because I only wanted cords, but the cords too? I knew something was off, but when I finished my first lesson, I got an ad saying ‘you will need to pay to finish the lesson and the other lessons’ I was surprised, what’s the point of calling it free when it’s not? Honestly, expected more..Version: 6.20

It’s ok..I got the app and I’ve been upswing it for two days now but when i got to the song part I clicked it but then I saw I had to pay for a monthly thing to use the songs and I got really mad because I’ve always wanted to play the guitar but now that I practiced I can’t even play the song for free I mean what kind of design is that where are you can’t play this song for free and have to pay for it like no I’m not paying for that it’s a waste because well it’s supposed to be free because you’re learning how to play the guitar you learn the chords and everything but then you can actually play the song like that doesn’t make sense I mean everybody is getting this app to learn how to play the guitar and play songs but you have to pay for the song but why pay for the song when you could just get some to teach you is it of waiting like $119 for 12 months to play no I’m not doing that..Version: 5.3

Frustrating and inflexible and expensiveI enjoyed the first few courses, but now after you have taken my money the course quality has decreased. The guy teaching the chords is glib. “It’s just muscle memory” as he rushes through everything and you’re left going “what”… There is not enough embedment for you already know. We all know repetition , repetition is what gets you there. So each course adds like you’ve already mastered yesterday’s content and that’s not the case. It would be so much better if there was a recap to start your session each day instead of manually having to do it yourself. Also song choice is far from ideal. I hit the I want to learn classical guitar but I’m just doing the same as everyone else. I don’t want to hear rock songs in my practice. There are not many options here. Another Annoying thing is the the chord trainer exercise as it never hears your chords, even though you know you’ve played it correctly, because it works in in the intro. And there is the money. Why do I have to fork out $AU100 to find out how the course works? The course is frustrating enough without knowing you had to pay through the nose for it. Perhaps it needs to be rebranded “simply expensive piano”..Version: 7.15

Causing nervousness panic and not helping at all.I just recently started learning with this app and completed about 3-4 of your courses. Ukulele was my first instrument and I took a lot of time to practice my chords and get them to not mute. And for guitar it’s the same experience cuz I do take lessons and I’ve realized that. When I try to learn new chords I take my time to make sure all my fingers are in the right place and stuff and after 2 seconds then your app makes the chord appear red and it doesn’t count and makes me start over and then it happens over and over again. This is not very helpful for people with busy schedules, it wastes their time. For me I just try to quickly play the chord and it mutes and still appears red. Also, when you give tab lessons. I JUST tuned my guitar before play and when I played the 5th and 6th string it just DOESN’T pick it up. I’ve tried pick and thumb, yet it just doesn’t work. Simply Guitar is allowing me to progress slowly in stuff I could master faster if you come up with a better method. PLEASE fix these errors so my precious time does not have to be wasted and so other users who want to feel comforted and take their time can do so. If you are worried about idle users why don’t you just make a pop-up that says “Are you still there?”.Version: 5.5

Doesn’t pick upStarted playing the guitar, bought books and *was* doing a 7 day trial and my opinion is don’t get it. £87 or around $100 for a year and this is my experience. They showed me easy chords and went slow which is decent but, there’s always 1 issue and that’s how the app doesn’t pick some of it up, I’ve tried numerous positioning and every single time I try and play 70% of the time I have to restart as it doesn’t pick up the sound. So you might think it’s out of tune or my phone or even my guitar! which I considered but my phone it brand new, I have a tuner with my guitar and my guitar is a brand new led Paul. It’s so frustrating that I really want to play the guitar and might be paying £87 for a year for an app that doesn’t recognise strings more than it should. I actually have to pluck my strings which actually make the guitar out of tune if I constantly do it..Version: 3.3

Here’s the deal…So I got this app exited that I can learn the guitar. But I realized you have to pay money to do more than one lesson! Not happening. So if you want to pay than go ahead but I think I’ll just stick to YouTube.Version: 8.0.1

Blank screen on strumming 1/2Liked this app until it stopped working on strumming. A blank screen, I can go back to previous lessons though. Pity..Version: 8.0.2

Very frustrating experience:-(There are a couple of things I enjoy about this app. For example I think the mentor is amusing and if he was my tutor I believe I would have a lot to learn from him. Alongside this having used “simply piano” for a while you will find that both apps have a similar style and so using “simply guitar” is familiar. However the note and chord recognition is incredibly frustrating. I can come out of the tuner having had that give me the green light and knowing everything is in tune only for the song to recognise one note out of 3 or 4, or even the wrong note played as being correct. This happens with open strings also. I have been trying multiple apps over the past few months while learning guitar and had nothing like the amount of recognition issues encountered here. While I genuinely feel there is potential here I can’t currently recommend “simply guitar” as a useful and enjoyable teaching aid. :-(.Version: 6.3

It’s $15 and doesn’t recognize when you are playingIf this happens you will need to you, what fixed ours was deleting and adding it back. Then we had to start the process over of tuning but thankfully it wasn’t that much off. Not sure what caused the glitch but that is what we did. There are a few things I’d like to see improved. One being that you can go back to what you were learning. It doesn’t seem to want to all the time. I have to make sure all my background apps are closed before we start a lesson as well. Which that’s fine but the not being able to practice a lesson over again with ease is not awesome. Old post: So we thought this would be cool. Read some reviews and the first day it worked really well. My son went back to redo the stuff he learned and it was glitchy. I’ve shut down other tabs, made sure it was the only one open, turned off all background sounds, shutdown the phone a few times. Closed the program down, reopened, tried to go over other programs on it and still it will not pickup the sound. The guitar was tuned to the apps specifications. I’m a little miffed. This was supposed to be a nice way for him to learn. He is upset. One star for frustrations..Version: 1.5

It broke my guitarI was tuning my guitar on the first lesson and it broke my last string I didn’t catch up on the noise and it broke my last string I don’t recommend this app..Version: 4.3

I was so excitedUntil I saw I have to pay. Can’t you just make some songs you have to pay for but the rest it free?.Version: 8.0.1

It’s fine but it’s frustratingThe app is nice! It really helps you learn chords, how to position your fingers, how to tune your guitar, and more! Thing is, there are a lot of flaws in the app, especially when it comes to receiving sounds. Sometimes when I try to tune the sound, it gives off different responses and I never know if my guitar is in tune or not! Not only that, but when strumming, it usually gets marked red and it keeps making me think I’m doing something wrong. Because of this, I try strumming louder, even if the phone is directly next to or in front of me. Because of me strumming louder, this caused blisters for me to form on my fingers, simply to just get all of the notes to blue and receive perfectly. Even I, a beginner guitarist, know that I should not be able to strum or hold my notes so hard to the point where I have blisters form all over my fingers only to get all of my notes blue. I’ve even asked my brother, a person who’s played guitar in the past, if it was normal to have blisters only for him to respond with, “No, you’ll only be causing unnecessary damage and pain to your fingers.”. Overall, the app is nice, and I’m happy I get to learn trending songs! I just hope you fix your sound system..Version: 6.0

Very poorI’ve already got some playing skills - despite telling the app this it went over the VERY VERY basics and wasn’t listening to what I was playing to the point I have given up - don’t waste your time with this - go pay a tutor to teach you - this isn’t worth the money - not unless the improve the mic element of the app so that it listens better - especially with nylon strings (again the app WAS told at the very beginning) not impressed I have also tried the tips that are given but to no avail - the app is still useless - the app does not take into consideration what you already know and doesn’t teach to read ACTUAL sheet music the way it does with simply piano! I can to some degree read music for guitar - however - reading tab is not what I want to know - I want properly written music for it..Version: 1.1.1

Would not recommend but go aheadI downloaded this app about a year ago but went through some struggles which led me to delete the app, I re-downloaded it signed in and then I was greeted by a supposedly nice man (in my opinion) in a chicken suit. I went through the basic lessons of playing guitar then I got up to what I thought was the exciting part, playing the song. I chose bad guy by Billie Eilish because my friends sister is obsessed with her, but when I went to click on it it said that I had to buy premium to actually “unlock” all the features. I read the amounts and was not happy about how expensive it is. I hope you know most people do not have the money to buy it slightly crushing there guitar dreams like you did mine. I don’t have enough money myself to buy it and wish others the best of luck with it. Hope you see this and drop down you prices to at least $50 a year or every 3 months..Version: 4.7

DONT GET- TOTAL RIP OFF!!!Today, I write about something awful. I’ll admit, when I first downloaded I was impressed! I used to play guitar and decided to pick it up again because of the rock songs I’ve been listening to recently, I wanted to learn how to play them and make my own! I didn’t want to get lessons because they never really worked for me last time, so when I saw this ad, I was hooked on the idea! At first, it was a fresh, easygoing corse, as soon as I unlocked the chords and songs feature I was excited! BUT to my horror, you had to PAY MONEY to unlock these things! When I checked the cost, I realised you could get a Netflix subscription for less! It’s funny, I never remember the ads saying you had to PAY for that stuff, I dunno, haven’t seen one in a while but I wouldn’t have gotten it if it said that. No way I’m wasting my money, who do you think I am? See ya simply guitar! Your app is off my phone! I’m out! Hope there’s some better apps out there! ✌️.Version: 5.2

Very ExpensiveMy daughter was thrilled to start playing Guitar but after a few minutes of learning there was a massive payment to continue learning the instrument. I do think it is kinda unfair that to keep learning you need to pay but at the same time it is kind of reasonable. People came to this app to learn guitar for free and five minutes in it bombards you with a bill! On the other hand the app is very well laid out and my daughter at least learnt something..Version: 6.1

Bad but goodI was enjoy it playing so I could get to the actual song until I had to pay now I had to delete it I’m ten years old I can’t afford that.Version: 4.6

If people want to learn the guitar why pay for itIf people really want to go and get a tire and you let them play for at least 10 minutes in the first starting stages of being a beginner then why would you get off the entire courses and tell us to pay for it if we don’t have any money yeah cool it’s it’s a guitar app that will let you learn to play for free but it’s not really for free they literally let you play about 10 minutes make you learn but three chords and then there’s a freaking pay gate when you want to learn the we will rock you by Queen why would you make it so people get to play for 10 minutes and then you have to tell them oh you need to buy about 12 months of 60 bucks but at the same time if you’re broke and you have a guitar near you and you want to learn a new hobby why would you make it so you need to pay for it can you just make it completely free come on man.Version: 3.5

👍👎I’m not really happy with this app ‘cause when I play a string it doesn’t recognise it even though I have gone onto the menu and checked if I’d tuned properly , and I did. It gets really annoying so please work on the ‘listening’ bit on the app ‘cause it doesn’t work as well as a proper self-guitar trainer and it should. Overall it did teach me a few frets and stuff..Version: 2.1

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