Want to learn to shred? Ultimate Guitar offers an expansive catalogue of guitar tablature – an easy-to-read form of notation that requires zero knowledge of music theory.
Filled with more than a million tabs, music is sorted by genre like ’80s Hits, Skate Punk, and Greatest Songs to Sing in the Shower (‘Take on Me’, ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Mr. Brightside’ all make the cut, just FYI).
Autoscroll lets you play through an entire song without having to swipe up. And if you’re left handed like Jimi Hendrix or Kurt Cobain, you’ll be glad to know that every song has a lefties-friendly mode.
For many songs, tap Play Official Tab to listen to a multitrack version. Bring up just the rhythm guitar track to master the chords and strumming pattern – or boost the backing tracks to play along with a full band.
Along with guitar music, you’ll find bass tabs, ukulele tabs, piano tabs, a chromatic tuner, a metronome and a virtual guitar to strum.
The app can’t make you practise though, so remember to keep at it if you want to play like Slash some day.