Fender Play - Learn Guitar 4+

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Fender Digital

Designed for iPad

    • #123 in Education
    • 4.8 • 9.7K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Get 7 days free – no credit card required – and start learning guitar, bass and ukulele today. Plus, score a one-time discount code for 10% off guitars, amps and gear.

Learn to play guitar from the most trusted name in music. Fender Play® makes it easy to learn how to play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, and/or ukulele -- whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you. This guitar learning app is designed for players of all skill levels, from beginners to more seasoned musicians and from kids to adults.

With Fender Play, you’ll learn guitar from knowledgeable instructors with a robust curriculum packed into bite-sized video lessons. Learn to play hundreds of guitar chords, scales, songs, and riffs at your own pace. Fender Play has an extensive library of songs for you to play, making it the best app to learn to play guitar by trying your hand at songs you love.

How Does Fender Play Work?
• Customize your learning experience. Choose your instrument and learn guitar (acoustic or electric), bass guitar, or ukulele. Then, select your favorite genre -- from rock, pop, funk, folk, country, or blues.
• Learn guitar chords and riffs in minutes! Ideal for kids and beginner players, and for helping intermediate level musicians level up.
• Get bite-sized video guitar lessons from our experienced instructors. They break down top songs, showing you chords, riffs and solos for easy guitar learning on the app.
• Play along using chord diagrams and guitar tablature -- built right into the app!

Play Songs by Your Favorite Artists

Fender Play helps you to master the chords, techniques and guitar scales to play songs from your favorite artists, including:
• “When the Party’s Over” - Billie Eilish
• “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” - Green Day
• “Kids” - MGMT
• “Red” - Taylor Swift
• “Stressed Out” - Twenty One Pilots
• “Stay” - Rihanna
• “Say It Ain’t So” - Weezer
• “Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2” - Pink Floyd

Fender Play Features

What makes Fender Play the best guitar lesson app? Tons of innovative features designed to help you customize your guitar learning experience at a pace that works for you. Simply download the Fender Play app and learn to play guitar on your iPhone, iPad, or iOS device.

Here are just a few of the features that makes it easy to learn guitar with Fender Play:
• Practice Mode. A built-in metronome and tempo control help you learn timing.
• Practice Reminders. Set reminders to prioritize practicing in a way that fits your schedule.
• Streaks. Earn a streak whenever you practice in the app for at least 7 minutes, 3 times per week.
• Backing Tracks. Feel like you’re jamming with a full band, even if you’re practicing alone.
• Chord Challenge. Master chord transitions and improve finger dexterity. Beat your own high score by increasing the speed and tempo of chords from your favorite songs.
• Tone Integration. Tap into amp presets that work with select Fender amps to get the right tone to sound like your favorite artists.
• Collections. Browse through curated collections of songs to learn organized by artist, genre, difficulty and technique.

Get started learning how to play guitar today! Download the Fender Play learning app and get 7 days free -- no credit card required. Get 10% off Fender gear (and other added perks) all year long with an Annual Plan or 10% off your next order with a Monthly Plan. Discount only applies to Fender products in the U.S. and UK.

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What’s New

Version 4.13.1

I promised myself I wouldn't use any cheesy analogies about the app's "plumbing" or "foundation" in these release notes. So, let's just say that our engineers have overhauled the root code that powers Fender Play. Thanks to this major effort, you'll notice amplified app performance, and they even improvised a bit and added a new, animated app loading screen.

Version 4.13.1 fixes a bug where new users saw two requests in a row to allow notifications from the app (instead of one).

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9.7K Ratings

9.7K Ratings

GavMk ,

The definitive online guitar course

I started to learn guitar during lockdown trying a number of different apps. Some of those apps were really helpful but when it came down to it nothing beats Fender Play for it’s easy to follow lessons.
I’ve progressed so much and really enjoying it. Still not past level 4 yet, so lots to learn still. Well worth trying out the different tracks too as there are different techniques. I started with Country playing acoustic but now switch between country, rock and pop. I’ve also added an electric guitar to my collection to try out even more stuff.
Not tried the Blues path yet, but I do go through the song collections to try playing my favourites.
I’ve not put my guitar down, I play everyday from as little as 10 minutes to a few hours.
Overall I’m very pleased with the app, it’s great value for money. I also love being able to download tones to my Fender GTX 100 amp.


Fantastic course for beginners ...

Have been a bit sceptical about buying on line courses in the past ... but for a ‘blind beginner’ this course is excellent ...!!!!

I used to drum in a band at collage (and strum a few chords on a guitar)... but the Bass has always interesting to me .
This course ( so far) has put real structures to my ‘self taught’ Radom playing ....and as a bonus it teaches you to read music (tablature) so gives you a really good grounding to help you move forward ..

The one (constructive ) criticism I have, is of the teaching staff ‘make up’/ profile and music style content.....

I signed up for funk / Bass course

Fender bass staff are ALL white /probably middle class / probably of “Rock music” orientation and probably 50% women ....!!!

And the choice of music they play on the course is much more of a mid American rock bias - certainly NOT classic funk as advertising suggests....
my point is; based on the demographic of the style of music that is played, ( in the world of professional funk bass players) Fender staff is in no way representing the genre properly imo.
I must stress :
This is a minor detail at beginners level !!
But I think it would be difficult for Fender to be LESS representative of the ‘bass player demographic’ if they tried ...!
In terms of both staff AND music content ...

But all that said , this app is an essential tool for beginner online learning ....!
Well done Fender !!!

Its.andrew.p.j ,

First time ukulele and electric guitar

Fender play app; bringing out the best of lockdown. The collision of my fortieth birthday and covid kind of put a dampener on things. But with this app I’ve learnt how to play the ukulele and the electric guitar. In a couple of months I got comfy playing the ukulele, nailing happy birthday and bad moon rising. So I splashed out and bought an Epiphone Les Paul 1950’s and a fender mustang GTX 100amp. I have to complement fender on how well they’ve enhanced learning how to use the modelling amp and play different tunes. For the guitar songs they’ve broken them down really nicely. I’d recommend all apologies by Nirvana. Great work Fender! What I’d like enhancing in the app. Larger numbers on the cords for the iPhone. Direction arrows for the strumming. Fender introduce this app to keep people interested after buying a guitar and it’s nothing less then motivating and helpful.

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