Just doing five two minute exercises a day will help sharpen your skills as a guitarist!

'David Mead : Guitar Gym' is the latest app from David Mead, guitarist, teacher and author of the best-selling Guitar Workout books. The 'David Mead : Guitar Gym' is filled with the most effective guitar practice exercises to develop your technique and turn you into a better guitar player. Create your own daily routine to hone your skills and improve your playing.

The 60 core exercises are split into five categories, each containing three levels of difficulty. The categories cover Warm-Ups, Co-ordination, Ear Training, Stamina and Rhythm, but all will test your left and right hand capabilities to the limit.

In addition you can add extra categories via in-app purchases of the David Mead Guitar Gym expansion packs. Expansion Pack 1 adds 48 exercises in four all new categories - Arpeggios, Modes, Cross Picking and the Major Scale.

You can design your own custom workout by taking one exercise from each category to practice every day.

You can hear the exercises in advance and play along using the tab player and there's an adjustable metronome to keep you rhythmically on track.

There's a timer, too, to make sure you perform each exercise for the full two minutes. You can keep a record and view stats for each exercise to help track your progress.

"However you use the 'David Mead : Guitar Gym' app, I hope you see the benefits in your playing soon!" - David Mead, Sep 2012

What’s New

Version 2.34

We've added a feature to the timer so that you can set your own default time for all exercises in the settings page. The indicator to show the last exercise in the category view has been reinstated.

Let us know if you have any ideas or feedback for the app and keep on practising!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

jp ten to never ,

Very useful to any guitarist's skill level

Having studied degree in music and worked as a music teacher and head of music department for over a decade - I had taken a long break in playing. This app really helped to improve my skills and stamina whilst reminding me about good technique- a little buggy by perfectly functional!
Some of the scale shapes seem a little unusual but you can substitute them yourself- some lovely arrpeggios up the neck in the newer versions too- definitely worth it!

Egg Shaped Fred ,

Good app but lots of room for improvement

Love the structure and simplicity of this app, and when it only takes ten minutes to do some useful guitar practice I really have no excuse to not do it every day!

All of my quibbles with the app are on the technical side - it doesn’t display well in landscape mode on iPhone for instance, and it can sometimes be fiddly to connect to Bluetooth devices. It would also be nice if it made more use of modern iPhone features like notifications, 3D Touch etc., for a smoother experience. Finally I’d really like to see new exercises released periodically.

So overall, love the idea behind the app but would like to see more done to keep it up to date.

Dave_55 ,

Very handy app

This app is brilliant for brushing up your technique whilst syncing with the inbuilt Metronome click ... keeps you honest about your rhythm whilst brushing up your technique.

I have the pocket book of this but this app is way better and way more useful to me - I use it for my daily warmups and can’t recommend this app enough- it’s well worth a download. Top marks ⭐️

App Privacy

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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