#1 Easiest Way to Learn Guitar

Introducing Guitar Lessons by Guitar Tricks, the best, most fun, and educational way to learn guitar with guided, step-by-step videos. Our system is tested and proven to work for beginners and advanced guitar players.

Guitar Tricks is designed to empower beginners to play guitar by learning actual hit songs from the very start – not boring drills and exercises.

Learn to play guitar from top instructors who guide you through every step with shorter, incremental videos to increase skill rapidly. In a recent survey, members reported learning 50-100% FASTER than with other guitar apps!

* Award-Winning: Best Online Guitar Resource and Instructional Material
* High Quality Step-by-Step Video Guitar lessons
* Over 4 Million Members since 1998

Core Learning System – Perfect for beginners
The Core Learning System guides beginner guitarists through a series of short videos that focus on you making music from day one. After you nail the basics, the guided videos branch out so you can learn different styles of guitar like Acoustic, Rock, Country, Blues, and more.

The Most Song Lessons Available
Guitar Tricks has been teaching people how to play guitar since 1998. We offer over 11,000 lessons, ranging from skill and technique videos to artist and genre studies. 

We offer over 1,000 (and counting) song tutorials that include massive hit songs from great artists such as:

-The Beatles
-Ed Sheeran
-The Rolling Stones
-Shawn Mendes
-Jimi Hendrix
-Stevie Ray Vaughan
-B.B. King
-Eric Clapton
-Van Halen
-Lynyrd Skynyrd
-Many more!

High-Quality Tools and Features
Along with our world-class instructors, we provide our members with useful tools to speed up the learning process:
-Full, precise tabs and notation which are downloadable
-Scale finder
-Chord finder
-Reference tuner
-Fretboard trainer
-Progress System
-Advanced video playback and quality settings

The free version of this app offers a rotation of free lessons. Access all of our content with an in-app subscription purchase.

- Get all our lesson free with a 7-day free trial (converts to a monthly subscription at $19.99 after)
- Choose monthly payments ($19.99), or yearly payments ($179.99)
- Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal

Lessons that have worked for millions

“More than just a great teaching experience. Guitar Tricks has knowledgeable and entertaining instructors who really seem to care about the student and material. I’ve learned a lot in a short amount of time. It’s a really fun spot.” – James Cox

“I have always wanted to play guitar. Not learn it, just play it. My first experience (with Guitar Tricks) was amazing. Within a few minutes I was playing a song on my guitar.” –Phil Snell

Enjoying our guitar lessons or love learning to play guitar from our instructors? Please leave us a review!

You can also contact us directly if you have any questions at

What’s New

Version 2.1.54

Minor Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

Shizay ,

Enjoying this App so Much

This is my 2nd go around trying to learn guitar. My 1st was in-person lessons 15 years ago and I was just not mature enough for them to sink in. Fast forward to present day and being stuck at home during a pandemic, I decided to give guitar another shot. This app was well reviewed so it was the first I tried. I love it! The lessons are structured in a way that let you learn at the most basic level but feel accomplished if you actually do the practice between lessons. I can’t recommend this highly enough. I feel like I might actually be able to play when I’m done here. The song selection from real artists is fantastic as well, they’ve included a huge library! You should definitely go through the trial period. The app will speak for itself from there. Once the trial is over, it’s reasonably priced and well worth the money.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! If there is anything else we can help you with, please reach out to

2 many guitars ,

Learning song section can be very frustrating to use

Some instructors spend too much time talking about theory and other things mixed right in with the middle of the song instruction, irrelevant to actually learning the song, and then fly way to rapidly though the chords, progressions and riffs, making learning difficult and multiple rewinds and replays necessary. (Example; Behind Blue Eyes by Mark Olesky. )

There is no way to mark or loop song sub-sections, so it is hunt and guess tryin to find the section you want to repeat without wasting time listening to the irrelevant taking and or parts you already know again and again . The theory may be interesting , but should come in separate sections, NOT in the middle of trying to learn to play a part of the song. Songs should be broken down into smaller sections for learning , or have ability to mark and loop sub-sections so you can repeat as needed.

On the plus side, transcriptions and techniques are generally good, except for songs with multiple guitars in the original . “Just play guitar 1” is a cop out. There are usually very good ways of combining multiple parts for solo.

Developer Response ,

Hi there. We definitely appreciate the feedback. Just in case you did not know, looping is part of the app. The icon for looping looks like a circle with an arrow. As for songs with multiple guitar parts, we try to teach all of the guitar sections in a song, and then offer an option for playing a song with a single guitar. But if you want to learn all of the parts, it's in there as well. Otherwise, your comments are really helpful and gives us a better understanding of what users are looking for in lessons. Thank you!

UnaZarzaEnLlamas ,

So far enjoying it

For a total beginner like me, it was kinda difficult to find the perfect guitar lessons that fit my needs. I have tried other apps good for structure and practice, but they lack the theory I needed to complement my knowledge, so I could get to know what I was actually doing with my guitar. To play notes and chords just to play them makes no sense to any guitar player who wants to become guitar savvy in the long run.
But then I found a Guitar Tricks, I was doubtful at first and reluctantly paid for the first month of subscription, just to get a taste of it, and the combination of both theory and practice have worked out just fine for me. This app is very resourceful and helpful to get your started.
It’s been week one so far and I’m enjoying the way the instructors handle the levels of teaching and difficulty. They don’t rush you out to get to do anything you are not comfortable with.
Week one and I have learnt a few simple chords and rhythms, and also the importance of taking good care of my gear.
So far, I can say that lessons with Ms. McCormick have kept me in touch and motivated to learn to play and love this instrument.
Most likely I’m looking forward to renew for another month to keep falling in love with it, and who knows, maybe a year.

Keep up the good work, guys. Totally worth it.

Developer Response ,

Wow this is such awesome feedback! Thank you so much for learning with us. We hope to continue being your best learning resource. Cheers to you!

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