Top 10 Guitar iPad Apps

With the huge success of our feature yesterday on guitar iPhone apps, we thought we would take a look at guitar apps for the iPad. The iPad is seen as of huge significance to the musicians and these guitar apps are sure to prove invaluable. Just take a look, they really are something else.

PocketAmp – Guitar Amp and Effects


* Built-in iPod music player with instant access to ALL YOUR iTUNES MUSIC, no file imports or transfers required
* no add-ons or extra purchases
* universal full screen support
* 4 amp models with 7 great effects
* effects after amp modeling using rack mount design, instead of pedals
* true stereo modulation effects
* easy and fun to use with simple navigation
* low latency DSP processing, with very short delay
* Works with various adaptors, visit


Guitar World Lick of the Day


Guitar World Lick of the Day delivers a new and challenging lick every day with videos that feature amazing guitar celebrities and award-winning instructors, and tab and standard music notation for every lick.

Created by Agile Partners and Guitar World, the world’s best-selling guitar magazine, Lick of the Day is a must-have app for all guitar players who want to continuously improve their guitar playing skills and broaden their repertoire in a fun and engaging way. Guitar World Lick of the Day has a one-of-a-kind feature set that enables guitar players of all skill levels to learn cool licks in a variety of styles.


Band Simulator


This application is a guitar, bass and drums three-piece is a sequencer.

It has recently been updated, here’s what’s new:

Addition of song copy function.
Pitch notation display.
Correction and change in chord conversion algorithm.
Bug fix.




TabToolkit for iPad is an Apple Design Awards 2010 winner! TabToolkit is an incredibly powerful guitar tablature and music notation viewer, now with multi-track playback! An essential tool for learning and practicing music, TabToolkit includes an audio synthesis engine so you can listen to and control the audio for all tracks individually.

TabToolkit also provides playback tempo control, a metronome, and a tab upload and download manager. The app is a perfect fit for guitarists and musicians of all skill levels. Take your tabs and sheet music with you wherever you go!


Guitar Chords, Triads & Quiz


This handy app includes over 3000 of the most commonly used guitar chords, as well as information on chord theory and easy-reference diagrams.


Guitarist’s Reference


ALL-IN-ONE Package: Guitar Chords, Scales, Triads, Arpeggios, Notes On The Fretboard, Reverse Chord Finder Tool, Chord Quiz, Alternate Guitar Tunings and Chord Scale Relationships.


Six Strings


Play guitar and other string instruments on your iPad. Instruments included are acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, steel drum / pan, and drum pad. The instruments have the same size as the real things thanks to the big iPad screen. Now you can play different string instruments easily with this music app without needing to know all the chords. Won’t be painful to your fingers when switching chords. Changing chords is just a tap away. Swipe your fingers across the strings to strum or pluck as you would with a real string instrument. Recorder is included so you can overlay with different instruments together for added richness.




StompBox is an application that turns your iPad into a fully fledged digital effects unit, complete with chromatic guitar tuner, metronome and loop recording tools. StompBox allows you to build a rack of effects in any order and then save your settings as patches that can be recalled at the press of a button.

With StompBox you get the best of both worlds, a rack of professional sounding stereo effects (with far more control than simple foot pedals) and a foot controller to access a tuner and all your patches.


Guitar Lab


TrueFire’s Guitar Lab app streams video guitar lessons with text, standard notation and guitar tab to your iPhone, iPad or Ipod Touch.

NOTE! This app streams high quality video and you MUST have 3G or WiFi to work with the lesson material.

Intended primarily as a practice tool for TrueFire students on the go, everybody is welcome to hang.


E-Guitar HD


This guitar method will give you great informations & technics to improve your guitar skill.

For beginner and intermediate guitar player starting from 12 Bar Blues to electric blues and going to Jazz II V I sequences over Gypsy Jazz, Bossa Nova, Blues Jazz …



About Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, BIPP, as well as a Professional Journalist, specializing in Photography. Joanne is also a Columnist for Vogue Magazine and is Contributing Editor to LensCulture.