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
A great way to learn. 4/5
But, you cannot see enough of the music tab or print it out for reference.
applicable info 5/5
Sometimes the information moves a little too fast but if you just stop when you need to and then move forward, it’s great!! A useful tool for sure
The pay 1/5
By yung panda2x
I’m 15 searching for job but it’s hard so I don’t have the opportunity to use this app because of the subscription... thanks a lot! I love not being able to follow my dream!
Just wanted free guitar lessons 1/5
By bacid det
You have to pay a subscription fee to get lessons on this app. I mean, the app is free, maybe you could have some lessons that you will eventually need money for but not for beginner lessons.
The app itself is fine really good app but really? You have to pay to use it?! Like fender doesn’t make enough off of there guitars and now they want to make a lesson app and make people pay to use it? I refuse to pay for something that should be free. You want people to stop learning from YouTube fender? Well the. Make these lessons free!
Why do you have to pay
STOP ASKING FOR MONEY 1/5
Just stop asking for money just to play two instruments! I’m only twelve and I love guitars and you bring me this?!
Great until now 3/5
By I Mythic
I’ve been using this app now for about a week, I have learned a lot but now when I try and go into the app. Everything is just loading. At first I thought I could just shut down my phone and it would be fine, then I uninstalled and reinstalled. Same problem. Even updated the app and nothing has helped. I’d like to experience the app, but I physically can’t.
Their customer service is very rude and not helpful at all 1/5
Tried to get them to honor a coupon code that I tried to use but their system glitches and didn’t activate my fender play account. Their customer service said it wasn’t anything they could do and hung up.
Best learning app ever 5/5
One of the truly best ones ever. Makes the whole learning process much easier and fun and enjoyable. It’s awesome 👍👍👍👍👍
Best App Ever! 5/5
By Running Bear 87
This is the best app I’ve ever used! Great support and community!!
Be careful of the free trial! 1/5
I signed up for the free trial to test it out against a couple other free services. After the trial was up I was charged the annual price of 90 dollars and was told there is no refund. I understand that ultimately this is my fault for not reading the small print closer, but this is still a dirty way of going about getting someone’s money. Again I know that I am just one customer but I definitely do not plan on purchasing any fender equipment and will certainly to my best to make sure friends and family don’t as well.
Best decision I’ve made 5/5
Love the app, totally worth the cost of membership. The step by step guide has really helped my guitar playing and it’s a lot of fun to do. Finished the blues course in two weeks and repeat the lessons just for extra practice. Thanks Fender!
Lessons won’t load 1/5
By hopper not taken
None of the content has loaded for a week. App is totally useless.
Cool but 2/5
By dave is a guy
You have to pay for it and it’s expensive.
Thought I might actually get something when paying $10 for the app and then met with a subscription blocker that prevents me from using. Nice way to deceive customers. Plenty of free lessons from pros online. Fail for Fender.
Really Works!! 5/5
I just started using this app 2 days ago, and I have already learned so much. I love that is sets you on a path based on the type of music you want to play. The instructors are thorough and do an amazing job at teaching what you need to know. At this rate, I’ll be a pro. Can’t wait to learn more. I promise it’s worth the money! You won’t regret it.
Rewarding but flawed 4/5
I’ve been learning for about 2 weeks from the app and I’ve been getting quite annoyed by the videos themselves. They’re unresponsive at time when trying to rewind, pause or to even access the video controls. And that when the video controls are up, the block the chord progressions. It makes it worse that you can’t pause the video without blocking the progressions. I’ve also been having trouble with the app loading up, but none of the content appearing, and only for it to crash when tapping the “levels button.” Other than these specific annoyances the information is remarkably good. You learn with a mixture of slow exercises to then utilize them in songs. All while practicing various other things
Just now 3/5
By buckwild bucknacked
This popped up right off the bat...so I guess we’re grading here.
Pretty fun for an old guy 5/5
By Classic Jazz
I didn’t know where to start when I decided to learn how to play the guitar. So I went to a pawn shop and bought a 50 dollar guitar and then found the Fender app. This thing is great. I can use it once a day or three times a day. It is ready whenever I have time and the lessons start just where I need them to start, right at the beginning. So having turned 61 years old I have found something that I am clearly horrible at that I plan to get better at. That’s pretty cool for an old guy and the Fender app is making it possible.
I’m looking to learn the Uke but all the apps need a subscription! I don’t have the money and YouTube tutorials aren’t very helpful!
Great product for Learning Guitar, Bass, or Ukulele 5/5
I’m an advanced player (20+ years) on several stringed instruments (Guitar, Violin, Mandolin, Bass, Ukulele, etc)
I’ve gone through most of the guitar (acoustic & electric) styles and the lessons. I’ve done a few years of the bass and ukulele paths. All of the instructors and lessons are easy to follow; the songs for each lesson are great in each genre.
This is a top notch music instruction on an app level. Bravo Fender!
The glaring things missing from the app currently, but are probably in development Jazz Paths & Bluegrass paths. Blues and Country paths can hit some of those missing jazz and grass areas, so fingers crossed that either way those lessons are developed.
I hate being lied to. 1/5
This is not a free app. Sure it’s free to download. So that’s free, the rest is paid subscription - Apple needs to get off their butt and make these apps advertise themselves as paid apps. Free means free! This is not free.
U r good 4/5
Its amazingly great
the best app 5/5
this app is amazing you can learn guitar ukulele and all of it and only for 10 bucks a month is seriously the best app you ever
stop sending me emails!!! 2/5
don't buy a fender unless you are prepared to be inundated by ads for fender! ! spoiled my whole experience! shame on you fender!!!
Like it 5/5
By Tommy DY
Amazing how simple little chunks and the breakdowns make learning enjoyable.
Fender - you can so much better than this 1/5
Maybe i didnt spend enough time with it, or not patient enough to follow their structure, but i am not impressed. I am still somewhat of a beginner guitar player, so what would have been nice is to yes learn chords and the appropriate songs with those chords so i immediately feel i have progression. Example i chose different songs and each one in the video shows me the chord fingering, if i already learnt C,G, A, Em....i dont need a video on that, yes i can fast forward but it tediuos. What would be nice is to see the guitar tab/ chords and play along, however at best i might get 8bars if i goto full screen you cannot play the video, or rather i just want to play along with the track but you can’t do that.
Would be nice if you could filter songs based on Chords and the tutorial goes through the progression or strummimg pattern. Some of the structure of the app is about a few riffs which is ok - but not that usefull. Sorry but not worth the subscription - i was hoping the fender app would complement my JustinGuitar not the case. I am not bashing Fender, i have a Strat and a Mustang Amp and their Tone app which is great- hope this feeback is useful
Great Starter Lessons! - AppleTV App, Please! 3/5
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! (edit: some of the lesson sequencing has changed since this review, so this aspect of my review may be fixed now.)
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 free 1/5
Its not free and theres not a choice for it to be free with it even being a downgrade. The one time fee i think is $84 and the other is $15 a month which me being 13 its not fair because theres good reviews then it makes me pay money. I just want a good guitar teaching app thats free and if i want to learn certain songs i can pay for them for like .99 or something like that.
Advanced songs needed 2/5
Most songs claiming to be hard(with three stars) are not hard and seem to be easy versions of the original song or just strumming patterns. I would appreciate if you put more time towards technique that is hard to understand yourself. You do not need to spend 10 minutes explaining how to perform strumming. I understand that this app is targeted towards beginners, but if that’s going to continue I’d have to use other resources to find complex songs. Thank you for consideration.
Eye candy 5/5
Love the setting and coaches. Extremely elegant and easy to follow.
I’m at a loss for words. 5/5
By Bass Lady lol
I’ve always had a desire to play music. I live in a small town that doesn’t have much room for musicians. My town focuses on sports, and economy. I’ve never been able to find any teacher and i’ve never come close to learning any instrument, because most apps don’t work. Fender Play has taught me how to play Bass, and i’m going to begin a guitar path. I love this app.
Helpful as Heck 5/5
This is an absolute must have. Love it & use it often.
Clear-fun way to learn 5/5
By Vainly ain't
Love the pace and options of styles. I had Yousician last year so I can compare and Fender is the one!
Jan trani goes to fast on the chord exercise 1/5
That’s pretty much it
Money money money 1/5
The free trial is only for 14 days before they will start to charge you 9.99$ a month. From the start page it doesn’t not look like it cost money so I this was shady.
too slow, too basic...very thorough but I don't the patience
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