Absolutely amazing! 5/5
Best app I’ve ever used! I am a novice to the instrument world and cannot believe how much I’ve learned about playing the guitar in the last few days. Playing chords from Nirvana, Pink Floyd, and the Stones...so empowering and awesome. Can’t thank the Fender Play app enough! Invigorating.
This app is excellent for beginners and people with spare time
Great content, but that metronome tho??? 1/5
The content in this program is amazing. My eight year old son has switched to this app, from a real-life teacher. The lessons are the perfect length, and the ability to jump around and review works very well.
HOWEVER, the practice sessions are completely useless. My son has a brand new seventh-gen iPad, and the metronome and progress indicator are laughably wrong, to the point of being frustrating and a complete distraction from learning. This iPad can run Fortnite and stream Disney+ in 4K HDR (AT THE SAME TIME), but you’re telling me that you cannot move a line across the screen at a consistent speed, while making a clicking sound?
I don’t know what could possibly cause such a ridiculous situation, or how it could make it through the app approval process, but seriously, pay someone for the hour of dev time that it would take to fix this.
Great so far 5/5
By The most unique name
I thought I’d never get anywhere playing guitar but with this I’m actually getting better
Progression of my path is confusing 3/5
I kept getting the same content over and over again. You don’t realize it’s the same content until you’ve wasted some time. It’s not clear - suggest add clear repeat or move on buttons after each lesson. It wasn’t easy to move through my path. It wasn’t clear how much time was needed for the next lesson. Cancelled before the subscription. Thankful for the trial period. Would try again once improvements are made.
Looks interesting .. 5/5
By GBP wiskey
Like the app & very good job but additional charges I don’t like ,
I bought a new Strat awhile back and read somewhere in my paperwork I get this fender play free because of my purchase ( btw I bought 2 strats over a year I believe) .... so do I need to provide you with info to get fender play free???
I’ll include pics if you want. Me
Not free 1/5
Says it’s free on the app but when you go to sign up for it they want you to pay. Not cool
Beginners only 3/5
They just show you the easiest parts of songs. Claim to have 100s of popular songs but only shows you how to play like 15 seconds of it (if you’re lucky). This is maybe good for beginners then again I don’t know you can make better use of your time learning songs on YouTube doing the exact same thing.
Good but.... 3/5
I have two small issues.
1. When I finish a lesson and click next to go to the exercise it simply repeats the lesson video. I have to back out to the lesson list to select the exercise.
2. When I go to an exercise to practice a song riff I just learned in a lesson, there is no backing track. It would be great if I could practice along to the song I am supposed to be learning instead of just a metronome.
The video quality is great and the instructors are clear and easy to understand. I just wish I had music to play along with.
U r good 5/5
It’s on like donkey Kong .
Just starting 5/5
Very. Clear and reasonable pace
Good morning and good luck and good night and good job with the app 5/5
Really enjoying the new practice sessions!
We love fender play 5/5
My mom and I love fender play. We are learning together, and are enjoying it.
Excellent learning tool 5/5
This is an excellent learning tool for anyone new to an instrument or just wanting to brush up on some skills. I hadn’t played bass in 15 years and got back into it. This program took me through 5 levels and was a great refresher. The videos are short and to the point. They offer a nice selection of songs to learn from classics to modern hits. You control the pace. Well put together. I would definitely recommend this to anyone starting out.
Could be better 3/5
I like the app, but obviously, it could be better without considering it just came out. I hate the backing tracks, I feel they could be a lot better and half of them don’t even go with the song all too well. And how the song starts bothers me as well, it could have a count in instead of starting right off after you click it. Other than that it’s not too bad, for the most part, I played three songs and only one of them was a struggle to play while the other was just unbearable due to the backing track ruining the experience for me. The app will be great for sure with future updates ( i hope ) but as of now, I’ll stick to ultimate guitar tabs. Also, having only apple musical isn’t good, 50% of people use Spotify so I feel that should at least be an option but you shouldn’t stop at just those two.
Fender Songs App 5/5
Why can’t I find the Fender Songs app that launched today ?
Great Program! 5/5
By I love webkinz
The Fender Play App is a great way to learn. It does a fantastic job of gradually advancing the difficulty of lessons. Also, having a variety of instructors helps. The number and variety of songs is incredible. I wish they would add some Springsteen, Mellencamp, and Jason Isbell songs. Also, it would be great if they could add a Jazz pathway along with some Django Reimhardt and Wes Montgomery songs.
Great app 5/5
This so so nice to be able to sit at home and take lessons at anytime of the day. I have such a busy schedule that if I wanna pick my guitar up and 4 in the morning and take a lesson I can. Thanks
Free trial is not free! 1/5
I downloaded the app and signed up for the free trial. I did not like the app or content so I cancelled my subscription on my iPhone well before the free trial was over. I was still charged when the trial was over. I thought okay fine maybe it’s a one time charge but next month I was charged again. I have spoken to Fender customer service about this. Hopefully it gets cancelled and I get my refund like they promised. I might expect this from some small company I’ve never heard of but not a company like Fender.
When using airplay on my Apple TV, the “this video is playing of your tv” overlay never goes away. Very annoying and makes it hard to focus on the video
Fender guitar lesson 5/5
For beginners and experienced guitar knowledge with all the great lessons in this program.
I highly recommend it for any one who wants to learn.
Not free 1/5
I am not spending 75$ a year not even 1$ a year I want it FREE
Play and learn 5/5
By Just me 2 U
Keep practicing. I am And learning.
Waste of time 1/5
By Kmac -apple
With all of the online tools one has access to I can say this one was a waste of money and time. Pegheadnation , Homespun are both better options with professional musicians with dep roots in teaching. I would suggest try each and see the one that fits best.
Good, but VERY slow to develop 3/5
This is good but feels like it is written for someone with zero music experience. I have very limited guitar experience and find myself wanting to jump ahead on many of these.
It is the best! 5/5
I am so happy about this app but one thing about it is that it cost $50 a month after your 2 week trial but other that that it is the best way to learn your ukulele I definitely recommend it to you it has been my 3 week of learning the ukulele and I have been taking my time I usually practice every other day after school I am now learning to transition into different notes and the best part is you can ask questions to who ever is teaching you I am a little bit weird but I like to play my ukulele backwards and they said it is ok as long as I tone it backwards so I did and I am having no trouble with this app what so ever they also show videos on how to do everything step by step I definitely recommend this to you and if you get this app I really hope you love it as much as I do!
Hate the business model 1/5
I have no tolerance for free-to-download apps that give absolutely no insight into what the content is like until you fork over your credit card info. It wouldn’t kill you guys to have some starter content available that would provide enough of a taste to let people decide if they want to continue, rather than inducing people to start a free trial and then hoping they forget to turn off the auto renewal.
Great job, great songs! 5/5
I am really enjoying this out, I bought a years subscription, because I have made fast progress. I am a blind person, I would hope that the app developers would make the entire app optimize for voiceover on the iPhone, or iPad. The instructors are wonderful, they are very descriptive, which allows me to learn the techniques that they are teaching. Keep up the good work.
Won’t work 1/5
So I used this app for awhile then I stopped for maybe a month and was still getting charged, not a big deal. When I went back to play it all my information to sign in would not work and I could not log in. I canceled that subscription and started at new one, but now I that I subscribed under a new email I can’t access that one at all. Says that I have already subscribed but that’s all, wont let me access anything.
App problem 3/5
By C Petway
Didn’t see a customer support email so decided to try here. I bought a subscription to fender play and having problems. First time I tried it worked as it should. It asked my name, email and such then for payment. But then nothing happened. Tried it again and it keeps starting from step 1. Tried it over 5 times and it keeps asking me to subscribe when I already have subscribed yet it doesn’t send me to the part where it says pick what your playing: either bass, electric, acoustic or the last one I forgot. Please help me!! I’ll change the stars when I get a fix for it.
Great app but... 4/5
I really like this program and love how it helps me on my guitar path, but one thing I think could be an improvement would adding more song variety, like more artist such as AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Guns and Roses, and much much more. Also have the song lessons teach the entirety of the song.
Not worth the money 2/5
By strike me down
I downloaded the app without paying much attention to the details. (Stupid move). So a few days later my cc is charged $11- The MONTHLY fee. So I said what the hell, might as well take advantage of my purchase. I was thinking it would be interactive as in the app would “listen” to your playing and if you passed the course you would then move on to more advanced lessons. Well this is definitely not that. It’s essentially a bunch of videos where they baby step you into guitar playing. There’s no music, no graded progression... the play along literally gives you a link to the iTunes version of the song, so you can buy that and play along. I can’t believe I wasted $11 and furthermore had I not canceled I would have been paying 11 bucks every month for a bunch of video clips of someone playing guitar. Just not what I was expecting. Maybe it’s the right format for some people but not me. I hate this app. The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because the app is well made from a clean, easy to navigate standpoint.
Way too basic and miserably boring!!! 1/5
Typically I don’t review apps but this one....this one I felt the needed to. It’s under 100 bucks a year which is totally reasonable and I don’t have an issue with that. My issue is with the content. Video is easy to follow and well put together but the instructors are like drones. I mean painfully boring. How can you relate to someone that sounds like a disinterested politician? Now onto the content. If you are a complete noob or just want a refresher to get back into playing you would think “Fender” would be a good resource. NOPE!!! This is so basic you can rip through the entire program in like 5 days and find yourself asking, “Now what?” Personally I think Fender makes great guitars but their instructional content is garbage. Look around and you will find better online lessons.
Fun app 5/5
Just starting 5/5
Totally impressed with the simple and easy to use lessons. This gets a 👍🏻 thanks
LOVE this app! 5/5
By ADGV King
I play trombone and piano I just for some reason wanted to play guitar so I got one, but I could think of anything or anyone to help me. I looked up an app for it and found this one! Though you need to play, it’s Totally worth it! I’m not advanced yet in guitar but I’m getting there and also by the way can you add how to play bohemian rhapsody the guitar solo because that the #1 song I want to learn once I get better. I love this app so much lol.
Just a beginner. 5/5
I don’t know a thing about guitar but I’ve been interested for a very long time and I believe this app has taught me really well - what little I’ve discovered within just the first level.
By Blake O the DJ
Not enough songs.
By jimmi thid
it charged me 10 dollars and i never opened the app. it says free but it’s bs
Unable to log in ! 1/5
Unable to log in !!!! Keep resetting password and round and round it goes.
By baked pretzel
Doesn’t let me sign in, after I subscribed it stays stuck on the subscription page then I go back and try to sign in and it sends me back to the sub page when I exit out it says I’d have to resubscribe even tho it’s says I’m subscribed.
Great app 5/5
Amazing app, great for teaching you new skills, theory and whole songs! Also great for simply refreshing ones technique and understanding of their instrument
Quick jump starter for this old player 5/5
By LI Aerial
I’ve been toying around with guitars nearly 40 years. Never had time or patience for formal lessons until I came across Fender Play. The lessons are short and simple to learn and within minutes I’m playing the correct way! I often train online in front of my computer, or take in lessons on my phone or iPad while waiting in the doctors office. You can even go over a particular lesson again until you fully understand. So far, so good!
Great for beginners 5/5
I really enjoy this app but wished I could use it on my MacBook so I could see it better/bigger!
Don’t get this app 1/5
I wanted to learn how to play guitar but they make you pay to use the app
So far so good. 4/5
By rdm 1967
I like the way that the lessons are simple and short yet challenging for an absolute beginner.
The only thing that I would like to see is a feedback monitor using my iPads microphone.
add other guitar genres 3/5
great app, has really helped me learn as a beginner but when it asked me what genre I would like to learn I didn’t see one I was interested in, my personal suggestion is you guys should add música mexicana to your genres it would open the door to so many more people looking to download the app