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
Thank you to everyone for your feedback and ideas for the app - please keep telling us what you think.
This update fixes the bug for remembering bpms for exercises in expansion pack 1 and includes volume sliders for the click and guitar track.
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This is the best guitar app I have seen so far.
Great addition to daily practice routine.
This app is a great addition to your daily guitar practice routine no matter what level of guitarist you are. I like the way each exercise is broken down to explain the theory involved.
Comprehensive warm-up and practice routine
Practicing guitar can be daunting (and boring) without some sense of direction. This app provides a comprehensive practice routine touching on the most essential guitar skills. The 5-section practice progression (warm-up, coordination, ear training, stamina, and rhythm) is an excellent approach to daily practice. This app not only builds the motor skills and dexterity necessary for solid guitar playing, but it also builds your ear for common progressions and improves your familiarity with the neck of the guitar.
With all of this said, I do have one bit of criticism. On many of the exercises, the recommended picking pattern is only provides for the first couple of notes. I would be very pleased if the developer would include the entire picking pattern for each exercise (this would be particularly helpful for the exercises containing arpeggios). This would be a quick and easy fix, and it would ensure that users get the most of each exercise without wondering if they're picking is correct. Despite this minor flaw, I am highly satisfied with this app, as it allows me to sit down with my guitar and practice with a sense of direction. This app is an e great way to warm up your fingers and become more fluid in your playing.
- Leafcutter Studios Ltd
- 45.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © Leafcutter Studios Ltd and David Mead
- In-App Purchases
- Expansion Pack 1 $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.