The 5 best Apple TV apps for learning to play guitar

Apple TV Apps for Learning to Play Guitar - Electric Guitar

So you picked up an old guitar at a garage sale or received one from a friend and now want to learn to play it. If you own an Apple TV, then you’re already one step in the right direction.

Sit down with that guitar, grab your pick, and get ready with these Apple TV apps for learning to play guitar.

Learn to play guitar with Apple TV apps

Guitar 3D Basic Chords

Guitar 3D Basic Chords Apple TV

The best place to start anything is at the beginning and Guitar 3D Basic Chords is the right Apple TV app to begin to learn guitar.

See the chords, learn where to place your fingers with a clear demonstration, and then make a little music of your own.

You can move the screen to adjust the view of the guitarist’s fingers on the strings and can zoom in or out. As you swipe through the chords on the screen, you’ll see the notes and placement on the guitar as well as hear the sound they make.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
  • Cost: Free

TrueFire Guitar Lessons

TrueFire Guitar Lessons Apple TV

With over 40,000 video guitar lessons and over 800 courses, you’ll never be at a loss to learn something new on your guitar with TrueFire Guitar Lessons.

The app offers several lessons for free so you can try it out and see if you like it. From beginner to advanced levels and jazz to blues styles, TrueFire has something for everyone.

Create and account and login to see your courses, recently watched videos, and save favorites to watch again and again.

For guitar lessons by real people as they play, TrueFire Guitar Lessons will having you play your favorite tunes in no time.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Android
  • Cost: Free with in-app purchases for certain lessons

Guitar Lessons – Guitar Tricks

Guitar Lessons - Guitar Tricks Apple TV

When you first open Guitar Lessons – Guitar Tricks on your Apple TV, you can head right to the spot you need with Beginner Lessons, Experienced Lessons, Learn to Play Songs, and Learn Styles of Guitar.

The area for beginners takes you through the core learning system, songs made easy, practice, and tuning and guitar maintenance. This is a terrific place for those new to the instrument to begin with chaptered lessons and instructions, the anatomy of the instrument, and more.

If you want just one app to help you learn to play guitar for your Apple TV, this is definitely one to look at.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Android
  • Cost: Free with in-app purchases for additional lessons

FourChords Guitar Songbook

FourChords Guitar Songbook Apple TV

FourChords Guitar Songbook is a cool app that divides its sections into styles, new or trending, easy-to-play, and songs of the week. There’s even an area for children learning to play.

Just pick a section, choose a song, and you’re on your way to playing it with a little help from the screen. You’ll see the chords and positions for your fingers on the guitar as the song plays with lyrics to sing along.

The songs you receive with FourChords Guitar Songbook are previews only, but you can get the full versions via in-app purchases if you enjoy the app.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Android
  • Cost: Free with in-app purchases for full song versions

Woodshed – Guitar Video Tabs

Woodshed – Guitar Video Tabs Apple TV

For acoustic, electric, and bass guitar, head to the Woodshed. You’ll learn to play songs you know by artists you love like All of Me by John Legend and Daylight by Maroon 5.

Select a song you’ll learn by watching tabs in sync with the music video. You can access the controls on the screen to move faster slower and see the chords as they’re played in the Tab Player.

There are many songs available for free and others are just $0.99 currently. So, enjoy tunes you know and learn how to play them on your own guitar with Woodshed on Apple TV.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
  • Cost: Free with in-app purchases for some specific songs

Wrapping it up

Whether you’re picking up a guitar for the first time ever or simply the first time in years, these apps for Apple TV are ideal. You can learn from the beginning or brush up on your skills right from your living room.

Do you plan to try out one of the Apple TV apps for learning to play guitar or is there a different one you’d recommend? Let us know!