Best App for Composing Guitar Music

Rhythm Guitar

Version: 1.3.0 sotap

The Rhythm Guitar app is based on three main activities: playing chords, creating/editing chords, and creating/ editing progressions. Progressions are series of chords that are the building blocks of songs. The simulated guitar has six strings and five frets clearly displayed, with the top fret representing the head of the instrument. There are two ways to play a chord: when you select it from the list, or when the program first fires up and the name of the current chord is displayed in the middle of the screen.

LEARN THE CHORDS: This is a great way to practice chords for those of us just learning (or perpetually learning) to play the guitar. It is one thing to hear music, and another to read and play the music. I particularly like the fact that I can go at my own pace and then try it out on a real instrument. Make this the year you finally learn to play the guitar—this app is a great place to start.

CREATE YOUR OWN CHORDS: This is a bit beyond me at the moment, but I can use this app to create new chords. (Whether anyone else wants to hear them is another matter.) The creator/editor is very easy to use, and you can put together a bunch of chords into a progression quickly. The progression editor is straightforward, and includes samples so can see how a progression is composed.

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