So glad I found this app! 5/5
I’m a beginner on guitar and have learned so much through this app!
I’ve never written a review for an app before but wow, I’m not musically inclined at all but this actually taught me in a super easy way. Bless up Fender
Anytime an app asks for as much information as these guys did I always read the terms. Holy crap. By their agreement they have the right to look at ALL of your web activity among countless other issues. Ummmmm. No. I will just find a different app that isn’t trying to see what color underwear I buy online thank you.
The best of the apps 5/5
It’s so good training and practicing with every single class of Fender!
2 days in and I’m blown away! 5/5
I’ve tried a couple apps now and two days into the 2 week free trial, I already feel like I have a pretty good understanding of reading chords and tabs and my playing has gotten so much better in just two days. Can’t imagine what two weeks will do. I’m almost definitely going to pay for the full version past the trial!
Neck angle 4/5
Really enjoying Fender Play so far (about 50% into first part). I was having problems with getting my fingers into position for fretting as all the instructors seem to have the neck “flat”. However, I saw elsewhere that it’s more comfortable to angle the neck with the head higher up and easier to get the correct position for the hand. I found this to be a great tip and works for me much, much easier!!! As an absolute beginner, lots of fun so far with Fender Play. (I’m 60yo; never played any instrument before...)
Get unusable quickly 2/5
The cord charts are ok initially, but even a few songs in, it becomes impossible to use. They don’t fit on the screen so you have to stop playing, pause the video, scroll the chart, then resume, often multiple times per song. Totally frustrating.
On the computer, there’s a full screen mode, but it still doesn’t show everything and you can’t see the video. If you try to print, it gets chopped off too.
Don’t sign up for the annual plan. Go month to month so you can quit. I feel ripped off.
Bass lessons 5/5
Great for beginners! Highly recommend.
Definitely worth the money and the time you guys are spending on
Expensive and not worth it 1/5
By Hey Jessie 2.40
To expensive and definitely not worth all the time and money
Fender Play community 5/5
By Billy age 5.
I love it, the group of Fender teachers involved with us learning, makes it feel more like having a teacher. The people make it worthwhile and the content is good for most of what I need. Thanks a million😍
By uniCORN 🌽🌽🌽
I downloaded it to learn how to play I never played guitar before. It made me log in so I put in my email then it wouldn’t let me go on because it wanted me to pay for a trail.
Free is great! Don’t Pay To Be Advertised To 1/5
The tuner is fine, but don’t pay for the extras. For one they are useless. Two, all the extras really do is try to get you to download the fender play app which is $10 a month. This is a shady practice and I am seriously disappointed in Fender. Further, the fender play app won’t tell you how much it costs utill you give them all your information first. This too is a psychological game that is dishonest and does not support a quality service. A quality service wouldn’t need these tricks.
By Numskull Ink Tattoo
This is a great for beginners
Beginner help 3/5
I like that the app breaks down the chords, but as a brand new beginner itd be nice to actually hear the song so I knew how to tie it in when I play against a recording off the song. Also, if the chords could scroll as they were playing so I can see what’s coming rather than just having to hear them.
Play at my own pace!! 5/5
By John. oy
I love that I can play a new lesson and the. Go back to other lessons at my own pace!!
Great learning tool! 5/5
By ~=Adam M.=~
I like the app. It’s great for lessons at home with children.
I like this app a lot... I use it with some basic books. I appreciate the demos and the access to stuff I actually want to learn. I keep having trouble with getting the tab notation to load. Which makes me impatient with the videos. Can’t just look at the tab to refer if I missed something... the spinning symbol just keeps going.
The notes should’ve been broken down more with tabs at the bottom, and an up close view for beginners
Worst app ever 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡 1/5
By guitar girl😜
I got this app to learn guitar but I had to create an account first who knew creating an account was so difficult I would give this app 0 stars but I can't 😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡😤😡
No option to cancel subscription 1/5
I signed up for the free 14 day trial, and at the end of the trial tried to cancel the subscription, and it only gives you two options, the monthly rate of $9.99 or the annual cost of$89.99. No option to cancel and not be charged...
Bruh this ain’t free at all, false advertisement🖕🏻🤦🏼♂️
Want to love but... 3/5
By J. Ryan Conklin
I want to love this but it’s not terribly usable as an app. Tabs disappear most of the time on the phone and are pretty much not navigable on iPad. What’s worse is you get locked out of the video tab when you hit pause. It’s really hard to follow along in the app experience.
The lesson structure needs some kind of practice mode. You get lessons that teach you some basics but not actually how to practice them. Repeating lessons is slow and kind of frustrating considering the app limitations above.
Another Request 4/5
I’m enjoying the app; however, it is difficult to follow the tabs, even on my iPad Pro, because the video takes more than half the screen. Online, via the website, when you scroll up on the tags, the video minimizes and gives you a larger view of the tabs, which makes following along so much better. How is it that the online version has more features than the app?
Also, it sure would be nice if the tabs were synchronized with the video, at least then I wouldn’t need to try scrolling as much.
That being said - my fingers hurt, so I must be doing something right.
This app is a ripoff!!!! 1/5
Do not get this app! I canceled this app during the free trial, and they still charged me!!! I have emailed them twice with no response. Also the app itself was not even that great, because you can find everything on it on YouTube! Please do not fall for this trickery!
I didn’t like a lot of things about this app so I went to uninstall it but couldn’t figure out how to stop my subscription so they wouldn’t keep charging me $10.
The best 5/5
By tn tattoo
I have taken lessons in the past this app has helped me more then 3 years of lessons
Great Starter Lessons! - AppleTV App, Please! 4/5
A lot of my comments from my original review have been addressed, and handled well! I appreciate the reorganization of the lessons, and the effort to put tabs and notation onscreen. Re-editing those videos is not trivial, and it looks like lot of care was taken. Thank you!
My only remaining request is for an AppleTV version of this app! I always end up using airplay to put it on my TV and stereo, but it would be a lot nicer to have the whole app run natively there.
I am keeping my original review here:
These are well recorded lessons with a set of good instructors! There are a few awkward points where it seems like lessons might be a little out of sequence, or assumed skill level will jump abruptly during one lesson (looking at you, end of Electric Guitar Level 1), but the concept and the quality is great!
My two suggestions would be:
1) Make more use of on-screen graphics! The could be more on-screen tablature or notation for students to follow along with.
2) Make an AppleTV app for this! My wife and I are learning guitar together through these lessons, and right now we have to use Airplay to get it on our TV. This is always a little awkward and it would be much nice to have a native AppleTV app.
Not good 1/5
By guitar beginer
This app is poorly done, the videos aren’t clear. Also canceling is impossible.
So I’ve played guitar for a while I am self taught so there was a lot I never know and I’ve learned so much in the first lesson I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn and it’s easy
Great way to learn! 5/5
I'm a huge fan of this app! I wanted to learn how to play guitar for years so I could jam with my dad. I tried lessons at a local music school and didn't click w the instructor so I gave up. Then I found this app and it's a real game changer! Lessons are 3-5 minutes and there's a well thought out learning path. 2 months in, I'm playing songs and can't put my guitars down. So glad I found this app!
Good app 4/5
By Sparkle rainbow shine
This is a good app for guitar they just need more songs. There aren’t very many songs available. Also when I try to search anything, the typing is really slow and glitchy. it cuts out some of the letters.
this application is trash, they are stealing me, take four months that I do not have it and they keep charging me and I can contact theme
Hard to follow 4/5
I’m loving this app, I’m learning so much! One thing that’s frustrating is that I can’t see the tabs as I’m playing along. For example, in level 2, Ode to Joy, he’s telling me which notes to play and the tabs are available, but I can’t swipe them along as I’m playing to see the next bar so they’re kind of pointless. I have a tablet that I’ve been writing them down in so I can practice but it would be so great if the tabs would be visible as they’re being taught.
My review 3/5
They move too fast
Don’t bother. It’s a scam. 1/5
There is no way to try the “free” trial without signing up for a monthly or yearly plan. These kinds of scams should not be allowed by apple.
Why do I have to pay to learn? 1/5
By jocelyn cordova
Weeks ago I had finally got the guitar that I had always wanted.So when I got the guitar I downloaded this app to learn. This app had great reviews and was the so called “the best guitar app” so I went on the app excited to learn. I sadly found out that I have to pay a subscription in order to use this app. I also I downloaded a different guitar tuner app and that other app was way better to use. Why does every single app has to have a subscription or a premium to get the “best experience”. Now I am so unmotivated to even learn guitar and now I have my guitar laying somewhere in the corner of my room. I can’t even learn not even a single chord. And my guitar isn’t even tuned right. I would rate it a 0/5 would NOT recommend.
Not free 1/5
App requires a subscription
App Lacking 3/5
By JK Novo
As a beginner to playing the guitar, unfortunately I didn’t know what would work best while trying to learn. I can say there are positives toFender Play, but my biggest complaint is trying to learn the chord progressions, but the tabs don’t show. Also the songs don’t scroll while trying to play which is extremely confusing and frustrating!! I can’t believe how fast the instructors play and expect you to just follow their verbal cues. I really which I hadn’t signed up for the full year as it’s been 1 month and I’m so frustrated.
Great Way To Restart 5/5
I have been playing on and off for 46 years. When I began there were almost no helps in learning other than private lessons or getting friends who could play to teach you. I enjoyed moderate success for many years playing rhythm and singing. I laid it down for the most part for several years. I am beginning again and going back to lesson one. I want to learn notes and lead. I enjoy the bite size lessons from Fender Play.
Fun and efficient! 5/5
By Al Muzaurieta
I have always wanted to learn the guitar but never really knew where to begin. FenderPlay was the perfect solution. The short lesson format and amazing teachers they have on the site keep you motivated to learn. You can really feel the progress as you go through the lessons, plus the flexibility means it’s all tailored to your schedule. I started on February 1 and by Valentine’s Day could sing a song for my girlfriend! I didn’t think that was possible! Highly recommend!
Horrible customer service/support 1/5
During the free trail everything was good. After the free trail I paid for an annual subscription then the app required you to change your password. Then the issues began. It would never allow me to change my password then said I wasn’t a customer. I called customer support several times and nobody would call back. A month went by and I called again and all they would say is that they would submit another ticket to look into it. Horrible customer service and would recommend paying for annual subscription because they won’t help you after you pay
Better than YouTube 5/5
Watched many different videos on YouTube trying to learn Balls to the Wall by Accept, the lesson here on Fender Play was the best yet at getting me closer to “perfection” at this song.
Can play without subscribing 1/5
When I was signing up, it doesn’t have an option of no subscription so then you have to pay money when you can just use ads and no one likes ads but at least you don’t have to pay monthly for guitar lessons when there is another app that allows you to have no subscription.
By cell and 18
This app really helped me learn guitar but a little pricey
Useless app 1/5
By cant learn like this
Cannot reset password and no technical support to assist
Easy to use 5/5
This is the best app I found on how to play an instrument special bass and guitar it is very specific and very tailored to an individual’s needs.
So much fun 5/5
It’s fun and easy!