Fender Play® is the complete learning app for guitar, bass and ukulele. Play your first song in minutes with easy, fun, bite-sized lessons, featuring your favorite songs.
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Learn with Easy Lessons for Beginners
o Play songs and riffs in minutes
o Structured learning paths guide beginner players through the step-by-step basics - from chords to strumming to scales

Play on-the-go with Lessons for Guitar, Bass and Ukulele
o Try out new sounds and genres with lessons for both acoustic and electric instruments
o Strumming techniques and skills are broken down into short, manageable lessons by difficulty level
o Learn a skill, then play a song using those techniques

Perfect for Beginners
o Lessons focus on the essentials like how to read tabs and play riffs in different genres
o Simplified songs for beginning players
o New content added weekly to our video library - songs, chords, techniques, theory and exercises

Practice Your Favorite Songs
o 100s of popular song lessons in a variety of genres, including rock, pop, country folk and blues
o Play songs from your favorite artists, including:
- Pumped up Kicks by Foster the People
- All of Me by John Legend
- Renegades by X Ambassadors
- Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers

High-Quality Video Lessons
o Videos feature multiple angles and close-up shots to show finger placement
o Contextual chord diagrams, tablature and extensive glossary library are included in videos for quick reference

Track Your Journey
o You choose your instrument and favorite genre
o We provide a clear, structured path and show how far you've come
o Learn at your own pace and practice whenever you want

Learn to Play from the Best Instructors
o Engaging instructors with tips and tricks for simple, step-by-step learning
o Practice bass with backing tracks to develop your technique
o Get Fender Play now and start playing!

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What’s New

Version 2.9.0

Learning to play just got easier.

This update features Favorites and Video Player Mini Mode!

Favorites: Save any song, course or Practice Mode to your Favorites. Access saved Favorites across all platforms.

Video Player Mini Mode: See more tablature while watching lessons. Just tap the up-arrow icon to reduce the size of the player.

Thanks for using Fender Play. Keep practicing!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21.2K Ratings

21.2K Ratings

AngerBee ,

Great content, but that metronome tho???

The content in this program is amazing. My eight year old son has switched to this app, from a real-life teacher. The lessons are the perfect length, and the ability to jump around and review works very well.

HOWEVER, the practice sessions are completely useless. My son has a brand new seventh-gen iPad, and the metronome and progress indicator are laughably wrong, to the point of being frustrating and a complete distraction from learning. This iPad can run Fortnite and stream Disney+ in 4K HDR (AT THE SAME TIME), but you’re telling me that you cannot move a line across the screen at a consistent speed, while making a clicking sound?

I don’t know what could possibly cause such a ridiculous situation, or how it could make it through the app approval process, but seriously, pay someone for the hour of dev time that it would take to fix this.

timpanglao ,

Fender - you can so much better than this

Maybe i didnt spend enough time with it, or not patient enough to follow their structure, but i am not impressed. I am still somewhat of a beginner guitar player, so what would have been nice is to yes learn chords and the appropriate songs with those chords so i immediately feel i have progression. Example i chose different songs and each one in the video shows me the chord fingering, if i already learnt C,G, A, Em....i dont need a video on that, yes i can fast forward but it tediuos. What would be nice is to see the guitar tab/ chords and play along, however at best i might get 8bars if i goto full screen you cannot play the video, or rather i just want to play along with the track but you can’t do that.
Would be nice if you could filter songs based on Chords and the tutorial goes through the progression or strummimg pattern. Some of the structure of the app is about a few riffs which is ok - but not that usefull. Sorry but not worth the subscription - i was hoping the fender app would complement my JustinGuitar not the case. I am not bashing Fender, i have a Strat and a Mustang Amp and their Tone app which is great- hope this feeback is useful

Developer Response ,

Hi timpanglao - thanks for the great feedback! We'd love to get more details from you on your experience. If your interested in sharing more, please email me at

strike me down ,

Not worth the money

I downloaded the app without paying much attention to the details. (Stupid move). So a few days later my cc is charged $11- The MONTHLY fee. So I said what the hell, might as well take advantage of my purchase. I was thinking it would be interactive as in the app would “listen” to your playing and if you passed the course you would then move on to more advanced lessons. Well this is definitely not that. It’s essentially a bunch of videos where they baby step you into guitar playing. There’s no music, no graded progression... the play along literally gives you a link to the iTunes version of the song, so you can buy that and play along. I can’t believe I wasted $11 and furthermore had I not canceled I would have been paying 11 bucks every month for a bunch of video clips of someone playing guitar. Just not what I was expecting. Maybe it’s the right format for some people but not me. I hate this app. The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because the app is well made from a clean, easy to navigate standpoint.


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