Electronic guitar is an easy way for everyone to play guitar chords. It is suitable for beginners to even advanced guitar players as it makes playing a guitar an easier and funner experience.
A recent price drop from .99c makes Electronic Guitar a free iPhone app which runs fine on an iPad in 2x mode. When I saw the GUI on the app store I was intrigued. It's a simple grid of chords ... not comprehensive and a little mixed up ( the # chords should have their own row! )... but not without merit. I mean not every iOS guitar should religiously stick to a skeumorphic GUI design. Of course as with any other approach, this attempt will sink or swim depending on the playability and sound.
Unfortunately the sound is a disaster. There's noise, background clicks, only one chord can sound at a time ( i.e. hold a drum pad and the chords are un-playable)... and worse, the instrument is hopelessly out of tune! Given that Guitar Tuner apps are widely available on the App store, it's hard to fathom how this escaped the notice of the developer.
As for playability, the pads just trigger a downward strum. While the app was downloading I was hoping it might play a nice rythmic loop which transitioned between pads. Maybe some clever programming depending on where the pad was tapped or held? Maybe some food for thought for the developer.
But 'as-is' no one should pay anything for this ( the original price was 99c ). Hopefully it is a first try and major improvements will follow. As I said, there might be something to the pads approach .....