Fender’s very own online guitar lessons and courses are coming to a device near you with iPad support and soon Android too.
Fender launched Play last Summer, they’re own digital course that looks to change the way beginners approach and learn guitar. It debuted on iPhones and desktop computers and has just launched on iPad, with a release on Android expected next month.
The app gets new players involved right away with easy, flexible and digestible lessons and guides. It offers video lessons from experienced guitar instructors which takes a focus on learning through songs so that the skills learnt are instantly applicable. Through learning simple chords and riffs players can quickly move through their personalised lessons tracking their progress and learning new skills.
Fender digital general manager, Ethan Kaplan says: “Fender Play is one of the fastest-growing and engaged guitar lesson communities of its kind. We’re seeing musicians on Fender Play grow their skills right before our eyes, and with expanded access through iPad and Android devices, we’re excited that even more people will have the opportunity to learn or rediscover their passion for guitar through the accessibility and convenience of Fender Play.”
The prestigious panel of advisers involved in the app come from notorious music programs like the Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California in Los Angeles and Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Lessons include songs from massive artists like U2, Carrie Underwood, Foo Fighters, Shawn Mendes, The Rolling Stones, and more.
Whilst Android users will have to look forward to the 29th March to get Fender Play, the app has just launched on iPads and brings some cool new features:
Portrait and Landscape Modes: Portrait allows players to easily access additional lesson material, while landscape enhances video player size for heightened visibility and focus.
More Than Video: Chord charts, related lessons and helpful content are easy to access and view with the iPad version’s lesson page.
Follow Your Path: An updated course view helps players easily pick up where they left off, or skip around to other lessons.
Fender are also planning to expand the app with ukulele and bass lessons and move into new genres with R&B and metal lessons planned to be introduced later this year. You can get started on PC or download Fender Play from the Apple App Store and start your 30-day free trial today.