Welcome to the Guitar Learning Software overview page! Here will find some free interactive applications that have been designed to help you master different aspects of playing guitar and music in general: chords, scales, progressions, fretboard notes memorization and navigation, ear training, speed picking and rhythm.
All the learning software listed here below run online in the browser, you don't need to download or install anything, so you can use them with Windows, Linux, Apple or even Android/Ios mobile devices. And, of course, they are easy and free to use.
Do you play a 7 strings guitar, alternate tunings, or even bass, mandolin, ukulele or whatever stringed instrument? No problem, all our online learning tools have an option for setting the tuning and instrument you like. Are you ready to explore the apps? Let's start!
The best thing you can do to get your playing to the next level is to memorize the notes of the fretboard. If you know your frets, your fluidity and freedom on the fretboard will be like a pro. But how to learn notes on guitar fretboard? This tool will help you memorize notes on the fretboard in a fun way. You'll challenge other guitar players and get your chance to be at the top of leaderboard!
Master fretboard intervals like a ninja. This tool will help you learn how to navigate the fretboard effortlessly. It contains drills that will prove your fretboard geometry knowledge: octaves, thirds, fifths, sevenths and other intervals. With practice, you'll be able to build chords on the fly on any fretboard areas and inversions. The tool comes with an "easy mode" that allows you to focus on a kind of interval at a time.
Learn scales and arpeggios all along the fretboard. From the most common guitar scales to the strangest exotic arpeggios, with the help of this tool, you will learn how to play over 40 scales and arpeggios, in all music keys and fretboard position. You'll learn different pattern shapes, such as 4 frets boxes or 3 notes per string.
No more buzzes or wrong notes! Learn chords the easy way. This tool shows you the chord charts of more than 250 chords, in different fretboard areas. The tool shows you the chord diagrams, with tones names and degree, and plays the chord tones by tones, so you can play along with the virtual guitar and check if your fingers are placed correctly on the neck. The tool comes with a useful metronome drum, with the possibility to set the speed and the volume of guitar and drum.
Learn how to improvise over a chords sequence! With the help of this tool, you can quickly create chord progressions with chords of all types, and see the tones composing the chords directly on the fretboard, while the progression is playing. This feature is really helpful for learning improvisation and solos, as you should use the tones composing the chords as main notes for your melodies, and adding passing notes depending on your taste. This is a classic trick that every great improviser has in his/her arsenal
Online Drum Machine
Develop your inner sense of rhythm and master time signatures. If you need an easy and fast drum machine, this tool is for you. You can create on the fly rhythmic patterns, in different time signatures and tempos. Plus, the speed trainer feature will help you improve your speed on the instrument, pushing out of your comfort speed, but in a controlled way. This tool is currently under redesign and not available
Develop your aural skills and apply them on the neck. This tool helps you connect ear, mind, and fingers! It allows you to practice interval ear training directly on the guitar fretboard. Little by little you'll become aware of the sound that a given fret produces, before playing it! With some practice, you'll know exactly where to put your fingers in order to obtain the melody you have in mind.
Get able to recognize different types of chords. What if you could tell, listening to a chord, if it is major, minor, diminished, dominant seventh or whatever type? This tool will train your ear and will make able to recognize the different chord qualities by simply listening to them. There are more than 20 different kinds of chord to practice on, and the "easy mode" allows you to focus on a subset, in order to practice step-by-step with increasing difficulty.
- You can use it for free as much as you want: nothing to pay, no registration required, no annoying pop-up or banners, (just useful tips)
- You don't need to download/install anything: all the software run in the browser thus you can enjoy the tools on Windows, Mac and Linux systems
- Developed by guitar players for guitar players: here we speak the same language, so we can focus together on just one thing: making you better at playing guitar
These software to learn guitar have been originally developed for helping our guitar students, they turned out to work great so we decided to make all this stuff available for free to the worldwide guitar community. Even if you already use the best online guitar lessons, these interactive guitar tools will help you tremendously get better at playing guitar.
- What are the specs to run the software?
You don't need to install anything. All the tools run online in the browser. You just need a computer/tablet able to run a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 11+. The software works on Windows, Linux, Android and Apple systems.
- How much does it cost?
Nothing. The software tools are provided free of charge, as well as the guitar ebooks and the other sections of this site (check the top menu to learn how FaChords Guitar Lessons & Software can help you)
- I would like a downloadable/installable/desktop version of the guitar learning software
At the moment I'm working on a comprehensive desktop version for Windows systems. Compared to guitar browser games, it will be faster, with better sounds and more powerful features. If you want a beta version, or want to suggest specific features or other ideas, please drop a comment in section at the bottom of this page. Your feedback is highly appreciated!
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