Fretello teaches you the guitar skills you need to play the songs you love, taking you from zero to hero with as little as 20 minutes of practice a day. You'll learn all the basics of guitar with our beginner video courses, develop them with our daily workouts, then put everything into practice by learning to play your favorite songs.

We'll teach you everything from how to sit and hold your guitar to mastering notes, rhythm and melodies in our fun and simple video courses. Plus, you'll get detailed feedback on your progress from our artificial intelligence listening technology.

We'll help you practice and develop on your journey just like a real-life guitar teacher. We'll structure your daily workouts and create sessions to improve your skills and techniques and customize all of your exercises to make them totally specific to you.

And here's the fun bit. Once you've learned all the basics, we'll put everything into practice by teaching you to play your favorite songs using simple step-by-step instructions. You'll be rocking in front of your friends (or even a live audience!) before you know it.

Should you choose to learn guitar with Fretello, payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your monthly subscription is $14.99 USD per month, while the yearly subscription is $119.99 USD per year (price may vary by location). You may receive access to the subscription benefits at no charge for a specified trial period, after which you will be charged until you cancel your subscription.

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What’s New

Version 2.2.16

We've made it smoother and easier to scroll between notes when you're practicing and learning new songs
And we've fixed a few minor details, but we won't bore you with all the details!

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

Oabrown ,

Immediately throws you in the deep end

The very first exercise has you reading tabs, playing multiple strings on multiple frets, and strumming both up and down. It isn’t fun. I have been playing for a few months, I can play simple songs, and this was frustrating. It also starts with learning scales, whereas most teachers start with chords. That may be part of my problem, but it should start with lessons enjoyable to someone holding the instrument for the first time. I’m making it 2 stars on the assumption the app listening to your playing is useful. It sounds like a cool feature.
(Edit: I am raising it to 3 stars because I like their response and want to give the app another chance when it’s updated or I advance enough to use it well)

Developer Response ,

Hi Oabrown,
thank you very much for the detailed feedback. We already started working on lessons for beginners and will introduce new content continuously over the next months.

The reason why we start with melodies instead of chords is a didactic reason. For beginners, it's easier to start playing melodies as you only have to think of one finger at a time. Chords are basically just excerpts taken from the shapes you learn, so you already know their positions when starting to learn chords. We're also about to introduce dedicated tutorials to learn chords that go hand in hands with the scale exercises.

Best regards,

nickname32457628 ,

Pretty good

I played saxophone for 10 years although I haven’t picked it up in the last 20. I can already read music. The problems I have with the app is that if I get frustrated and want to start over, it isn’t easy to back up. Plus it doesn’t really have a very good metronome or explain what eighth notes are or two four time is. It doesn’t really make clear to play two notes per beat of the metronome.
That being said, I do like the way it trained your muscle memory. Maybe you could include some simple songs like they did when I was learning socks. You know, twinkle twinkle little star, over on overture… I understand it’s not the same with the guitar, but there must be some simple song that even at the counter can pick his way through.
Then there is the improv at the end of each session. It would be nice if there were some suggested riffs to go with that.
Instead of playing along with the improv that Frettello offers, I work on other songs. Currently my go to is Steve MILLER’s the Joker. Trying to learn that bass line between each cord strum.

5/4 Pro Audio ,

Don't pay attention to negative reviews!

First of all, thanks to the developers for putting this app together, not to mention for FREE!! I'd like to say that guitar playing, like any other artistic skill, is a result of the effort and passion that you put into learning it. I've read some of the negative reviews and comments and I'm certain that a majority of the people who have left them are looking for miracle app that will magically allow them to suddenly be able to play the latest boy band hit or Taylor Swift song and this app isn't going to do that for it's users. That being said, I've been wanting to find an app to help me structure my valuable practice time to help me carry my guitar playing skills to the next level and I believe I have found it in this app. To the developers: Thanks again and ignore all of the haters/posers!!

Developer Response ,

Hi Kris,
thank you very much for your kind words. We're constantly listening to our users and try to create provide you with the best experience for high-quality and comprehensive music education. If you have any feedback or things you want us to look into, please feel free to write us an email.

Best regards,


Fretello GmbH
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Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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