It’s never been a better time to teach guitar. With a wide a variety of apps and music software available today, guitar lessons can be more engaging than ever. Here are three apps and/or software I use for every private lesson and group class I teach.
Slow-it-down, speed-it-up, loop it, and so much more! Anytune is a must have app for guitar teachers and serious guitar students. I couldn’t imagine teaching a lesson without it. One of the less known features of Anytune I love is Playlist. If you teach a large number of students with varying levels of skill, ability, and interest, playlists are a great way to keep your lesson material organized.
Available for iOS and Mac OSX. Free for iOS. Price: $29.99 for Mac.
With the ability to create professional-looking diagrams for chords, scales, and arpeggios, Neck Diagrams will make your lesson handouts look polished and professional. It’s also easy to use and sports some cool features like scale generator and the ability to transpose on the spot. While Neck Diagrams is a must have software for guitar teachers, it’s also suitable for bass, mandolin, and ukulele instructors as well.
Available for Windows and Mac OSX. Free for iOS. Price: $49.99
When it comes to playing the guitar, groove is everything. That’s why Drum Beats + is a must have app for guitar teachers and serious guitar students. It features more than 100 drum beats in a variety of styles including rock, blues, country, world beats, and jazz. In addition, students can learn to play in a variety of time signatures including 4/4, 3/4, & 6/8,
Available for iOS. Price: $3.99. Additional packs range from $1.99 – $5.99.
If you’re interested in more great lessons for beginners, check out The Ultimate Rock Guitar Dojo for Kids: White Belt Edition rated 5-stars on Amazon. “AWESOME!!!! Super useful and fun, totally recommend this for all ages!” -Amazon customer.
For more advanced guitar lessons, check out Guitar for Beginners: Rock Dojo Yellow Belt Edition.