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"Final Guitar" is the absolute, all-in-one guitar app developed by actual musicians for musicians in all levels - from beginners to experienced guitarists. Simply, tap and bend the strings, and you can reproduce that passionate & soulful guitar play that you have been dreaming!
- An ultra powerful edition of the app ranked #2 in paid music apps for iPhone is finally available for iPad!
- Click here for a video of a high-quality performance by BABYMETAL guitar GOD!
This fun and powerful app has everything you need for mastering techniques -- playing tracks, of course, but also great for practicing scaling, playing by ear -- and even improv!
It is so easy to use. Simply tap, bend and slide the strings. With the slider bar, repositioning is so intuitive that you can instantly move to any location.
It includes all kinds of options and features that you need for learning not only how to play soulful guitar solo but how to improv like a pro!
Finally -- your absolute guitar app is in your hands!
- Supports mark displays for all the main 18 scales, e.g. pentatonic, diatonic; -- great for learning theories. Toggles between numbers and letters. Of course, you can hide the marks to feel like you are playing a real guitar.
- Includes wide range of the most common BGM tracks best for practicing improvisation skills, e.g. blues, 2-5, one-chord. All key support and speed adjustment.
- Supports iPod (music) data import. You can use the music in your iPod for loop play!!
*It does not support the DRM-protected files (e.g. songs purchased via iTunes). Some other files may not be supported depending on the encoding format.
- A-B Loop & Speed Settings. It allows loop play of "the segment you like" in "the track you like” with "the speed you like”. No access to an actual guitar? No problem. You can practice playing by ear just with this app!
- Wide variety & high-quality guitar sound. Also includes Guitar Synthesizer.
Final Guitar comes in three versions ... a Free Edition, an iPhone app (linked to here) and an iPad version ( Final Guitar Pro ) which somehow eluded me when I paid my entry fee and got the iPhone release ... should I go around again and buy the Pro version for the extra features? Read on ...
So at first glance Final Guitar looks like another "dots-on-strings" effort that I normally ignore. However the mention of a "Guitar Synthesizer" in the preamble got me interested enough to spend 99c on the discounted iPhone version to see what was on offer. Turns out it might have some promise in there. The main GUI is a top down fret/strings affair with a slider on the right to move up and down the neck. The guitar is played by tapping on frets and dragging vertically to 'bend' notes. It's very similar to the Solo mode Apple use to great effect in Garage Band or the setup in iFretless Guitar.
The twist here is that a selectable scale can be superimposed on the neck to aid your soloing and avoid those clunkers that real-life-guitarists somehow avoid ( why are there in the first place is what I want to know.... ). Red dots mark the Root of the scale and the green dots ... well, they're OK to play... probably. There's some god-awful mother-of-pearl inlays which hurt my brain, to keep you aware of where you are on the neck. Come on black would be fine! The scales themselves are selected from the tool bar on the left via the 'Fretboard' icon. Pick key and scroll through some backing Rock scales and modes.
The party isn't over though! The Note icon opens a Backing Track pane which allows the selection of a couple of progressions (scale and speed adjustable) and access to your non-DRM Music library for a little play-along session. The tracks sound pretty good at native speed ... the 'slow-downer' mangles them a bit... but the key transposition works well.
It's here you'll also find a scrolling guitar-sound selector. On offer are four options, Acoustic, OverDrive, Distortion and a brash Guitar Synth. They are all reasonably high quality sounds with an OK sustain length, which are very responsive to tapping. Not the most refined samples I've come across (that award still goes to Guitarism) but they work and would probably come alive if they could be run though Tonestack or another amp simulator. If they could, 'cos they can't. No Audiobus support. Oh COME ON! There's an option to shake the phone/pad to apply Vibrato and a longer sustain which is a good thought, but no hammer on/off or sliding between notes... every note re-triggers. My favorite is the acoustic, it's very 'plucky' and strident.
Putting it all together ... a Guitar, a backing track and a matching scale... hit play and tap... hell it's really good fun and sounds pretty good! Too bad I couldn't record my effort 'cos I actually impressed myself!
The 'iPad Pro' version (that's it's name ... it's not written for the big-pad) apparently allows custom backing sequences to be set-up which might be a nice songwriting assist. If anyone bought that let us know! If not you can check it out here.
All in all yet another good starting point which needs improvements such as AudioBus and MIDI to be really useful and features like performance saving/exporting, additional Backing Tracks and more Guitar Sounds for the casual user who just wants to use the app as an all-in-one. I hope those updates are forthcoming! But while the discount lasts it's worth your consideration.
I think i will get the Pro version...