Fretello is a simple and fun way to learn guitar. Master different playing techniques, jam to 20,000+ songs, exercises and backing tracks, and receive instant personalised feedback every time you pick up your guitar.

• Learn to play the songs you love by your favorite artists – from Bon Jovi and the Kinks to Ed Sheeran and Elvis.
• Unlock 15,000+ guitar exercises and practice sessions, each one designed specifically for you.
• Jam to 5,000+ backing tracks covering pop, rock, blues, acoustic and heavy metal.
• Receive instant, personalised feedback every time you play – powered by our unique artificial intelligence technology.
• Master different playing styles and techniques, including legato, alternate picking and economy picking.
• Improve your timing and tempo with our all-new Rhythm Trainer.
• Track your progress and sync your guitar journey across multiple devices.

Fretello listens every time you play guitar, then provides instant feedback powered by our unique artificial intelligence technology. Practise 20 minutes a day, three times a week, and you'll be playing riffs, licks and solos in just a few short months.

You don't need to read music to learn guitar with Fretello – our app teaches beginners using simple tabs and chord patterns so you can pick up the basics quickly. Advanced players benefit from individual practice sessions and exercises designed specifically for them.

Our new Song Trainer teaches you to play your favourite songs. We've teamed up with a major publisher to provide official song sheets from some of the world's biggest bands and solo artists. Each song is broken down into short sections to make learning easier. Once you've mastered each sequence, you'll stitch them together to play the full song.

With more than 15,000 exercises to choose from, Fretello lets you learn guitar at your own pace with simple, personalised, step-by-step practice sessions.

Once you've mastered the basics in your easy-to-follow practice routines, use everything you've learned to jam along to more than 5,000 pop, rock, blues, acoustic and heavy metal backing tracks

Fretello teaches you different playing techniques – including legato, alternate picking and economy picking – so you can become the guitar player you've always wanted to be.

The Fretello app is your own virtual guitar teacher, keeping track of every practice session, exercise and achievement. We'll be right there with you on your journey from beginner to pro!


Should you choose to continue practising after two free practice sheets a subscription is required. Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription is $ 14.99 per month or $ 119.99 per year. (Price and currency will vary by location.) Your subscription renews automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period and cancellation of the current active subscription period is not allowed.
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What’s New

Version 2.1.6

We fixed some bugs and minor technical issues.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

Oabrown ,

Immediately throws you in the deep end

The very first exercise has you reading tabs, playing multiple strings on multiple frets, and strumming both up and down. It isn’t fun. I have been playing for a few months, I can play simple songs, and this was frustrating. It also starts with learning scales, whereas most teachers start with chords. That may be part of my problem, but it should start with lessons enjoyable to someone holding the instrument for the first time. I’m making it 2 stars on the assumption the app listening to your playing is useful. It sounds like a cool feature.
(Edit: I am raising it to 3 stars because I like their response and want to give the app another chance when it’s updated or I advance enough to use it well)

Developer Response ,

Hi Oabrown,
thank you very much for the detailed feedback. We already started working on lessons for beginners and will introduce new content continuously over the next months.

The reason why we start with melodies instead of chords is a didactic reason. For beginners, it's easier to start playing melodies as you only have to think of one finger at a time. Chords are basically just excerpts taken from the shapes you learn, so you already know their positions when starting to learn chords. We're also about to introduce dedicated tutorials to learn chords that go hand in hands with the scale exercises.

Best regards,

5/4 Pro Audio ,

Don't pay attention to negative reviews!

First of all, thanks to the developers for putting this app together, not to mention for FREE!! I'd like to say that guitar playing, like any other artistic skill, is a result of the effort and passion that you put into learning it. I've read some of the negative reviews and comments and I'm certain that a majority of the people who have left them are looking for miracle app that will magically allow them to suddenly be able to play the latest boy band hit or Taylor Swift song and this app isn't going to do that for it's users. That being said, I've been wanting to find an app to help me structure my valuable practice time to help me carry my guitar playing skills to the next level and I believe I have found it in this app. To the developers: Thanks again and ignore all of the haters/posers!!

Developer Response ,

Hi Kris,
thank you very much for your kind words. We're constantly listening to our users and try to create provide you with the best experience for high-quality and comprehensive music education. If you have any feedback or things you want us to look into, please feel free to write us an email.

Best regards,

Terrible Guitar App! ,


It’s a great idea. It’s what I have been looking for, but....... I started on the Pentatonic scale the first of the sessions. I already knew it but wanted to do the whole app all the way through. Kind of boring, so I wanted to go to the next scale lesson- NOPE. They decide when’s your done and ready. It’s very annoying. So, now I’m stuck on this scale for who knows how long. The songs you can learn on the app are ridiculous. I think there is a total of 10, 3 of which are different wedding March songs. Most of the songs are from soundtracks (movie) the songs you have never heard of! Then there is like r metal songs form the same artist. The rest are Christmas songs. It’s funny because it has genres you can choose form. But there is only 10
Songs that are either Christmas or metal or wedding marches. It’s very strange.
Again if your excited to learn scales a new way you will be disappointed and like me- waiting for them to let you know when you can move on. Waste of money.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your feedback. It helps us shape the future of Fretello, so in turn we can help you become the guitar player you’ve always wanted to be. Right now we’re working as hard as possible to unlock as much content as possible for you to use. We’re a small, growing team of passionate guitarists just like you, so any suggestions you make to improve the app are always taken on board and considered carefully. For the time being, we can also unlock additional scales for you. If you want to provide further feedback, contact


Fretello GmbH
89.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Fretello 2019
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  2. Monthly Subscription $14.99


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