Gibson: Learn & Play Guitar 4+

Lessons, Tuner, Tabs & Chords


Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 7.5K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The #1 guitar learning app. Beginner friendly. Works with any guitar.

Learn to play guitar at your own pace with step-by-step guidance from some of the world's best guitarists. Learn all skills and favorite songs while getting real-time feedback from the app. For all skill levels. New songs added weekly.


- Full learning course with multiple music genres. From guitar beginner to guitar pro. Play high-quality lessons and get real-time feedback on each note and chord. Developed by world-class guitar teachers

- Favorite songs for all skill levels. Learn them step-by-step with video instructions and easy-to-follow tabs

- Learn at your own pace. Slow down lessons/songs, create loops and repeat until you nail it

- Turn your iPhone/iPad into an amplifier. Explore guitar sound effects, play along with your favorite music, and learn to jam

- Learn from the best. Get hints and tricks from world-class guitar players.

- Gibson TV packed with original series on guitars, music, and culture. Watch, learn, and get inspired

- Training Calendar to establish a structured learning routine for you

- Guitar Tuner with standard and alternative tuning options

- Metronome including all the standard features


- The app listens to your guitar and gives you instant feedback on your playing
- Play along with the interactive lessons, and enjoy the easy-to-follow tablature
- Advance at your own pace through the step-by-step learning path
- For the best experience - wear headphones and place your device (IPhone) in front of you


Day 1: Start free trial
Day 1-7: Full access to all lessons, songs and features
Day 7: You can cancel anytime during the free trial and not be charged. Your card is charged on day 7 unless you’ve cancelled.


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Enjoy, and good luck!

What’s New

Version 5.0.4

Thanks for using the Gibson App! This update brings some more bug fixes here and there.
We recommend that you practice a little each day. Consistency is key!
Contact us at if you have any questions, feedback or suggestions.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7.5K Ratings

7.5K Ratings

Bonzze11 ,

Easy Learning

I’ve really enjoyed the app for several months now, just trying to learn at the age of 51 and this app keeps me inspired, interested and challenged. There is a ton of information and tabs to follow. I imagine even a skilled, well seasoned guitar player would enjoy and appreciate what the app has to offer. Multiple, well known players provide valuable insights through the videos and step by step instructions, and suggestions. Easy to read and play to tabs make it simple to follow and play. For decades I’ve tried to commit myself to learning on my own and always walked away frustrated with how overwhelming it was to take on all the tabs, notes, chords, techniques and everything to do with learning and playing. This app really helped ease me into learning without overwhelming information pilled on. With very little effort and time I’ve continued improving and learning all of everything there is to know and understand. In essence, this app is as simple as it gets to truly learning how to play guitar. Great job to the team who is producing it.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thanks for this amazing review! We are beyond thrilled to hear how much our app is helping you in your guitar learning journey! Keep us updated with how you are enjoying the new content by reaching out to us at Best regards, Matthew

SeanEricHarris ,

Some holes in what is being taught

App looks very hip. I am enjoying exploring around. I’m a professional musician but I don’t play guitar, so it’s at once new to me and nothing I’m not familiar with.

But I notice no real jazz and no roots stuff, like rockabilly, jump blues, country swing, dixie... Obviously, for some of that stuff guitar wasn’t really the feature of that genre, but there are decent examples in each style where it very much is integral. Rockabilly is what made everyone want to play guitar. There’s some fun finger picking stuff I see in the lessons, but all relatively modern and missing a whole stylistic phase of guitar music that’s surprisingly absent. If you’re looking for specific hit songs guitarists would be attracted to, there’s no shortage of music students could learn from by artists like Brian Setzer, Johnny Burnette, Rosetta Tharpe, and Carl Perkins; or for jazz looking at everyone from Joe Pass, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny to Frank Gambale.

I’d love to see stylistic diversity way outside the states too, maybe incorporating Latin music, African, etc. Even without any of that, I think there’s some key elements that would be awfully hip to include for guitarists looking to know how we got to today, or expand their harmonic and and melodic understand of music.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thanks for the detailed and great feedback! We have more genera’s and lessons within the “Guides” menu of our app. We would love to hear your feedback on these, especially on Kirk Fletchers guide to blues. Feel free to reach out to us at if you have any questions, comments or suggestions. Best regards, Matthew

Smoaky Joe ,

Awesome learning experience, but seemingly limited

First, I absolutely love the app. It’s a great immersive learning experience. I really love the way the app integrates my playing with backdrop music, as it reduces the impact of my less than enjoyable output, while giving good feedback on my performance.

That said, I think the value could be better. That’s why I only gave it 3 stars. Unless I’m missing something, there is only a basic course for acoustic and electric (I’m only interested in acoustic). It’s been years since I’ve played guitar, and the basic course was highly beneficial to me. However, I’m past that now, and I’m ready to move on to intermediate level training. Unless I’m missing something, there is none. I went through the whole app trying to find the next level course (intermediate), and couldn’t find anything. Am I missing something? I hope so. The song library is fun, but not necessarily helpful from a skill learning perspective. For example, I loved the Tears for Heaven, Eric Clapton, song, but the level of fingerpicking involved was not covered in any of the skills training and took a long time to get down. It would be great if there were more courses on fingerpicking and other intermediate/advanced skills.

Developer Response ,

Hey there! And thanks for the review! Really appreciate the feedback. The app has two different paths, one for lead and one for rhythm guitar. New courses for both are in the making and will be released throughout this year. One such course being finger picking. We’re also working on a guide to finger picking which will be on an intermediate level. So many new courses and guides coming. In the meantime there are lots of songs you can learn in the song section of the app. And by learning songs you also continue practicing the skills you’ve already learnt while also picking up some new ones. Would be great to hear more of your thoughts and feedback, so if you want you can send us an email to with any suggestion, feedback or request you may have. Thanks again! Best, Matthew

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