Last changed: Version: 1.2.2
PocketGuitar turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a virtual guitar. You can press and strum strings, just like a real guitar.
You can choose the sound from 6 instruments - Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Muted Guitar, Electric Bass and Ukulele. You can also choose effects from Distortion, Chorus and Delay and edit parameters.
NOTICE: If the application is displayed in Japanese instead of English and you want to see the English messages, please change your language preference to English first and change it back to your language (e.g. German) again.
It's pretty good for an app...
By: Myspace.com/chris_the_omen - Jan 4, 2009
I'm Only 13 but I have a record deal for soloing so I guess I know guitars... And this app was pretty good. But things like• wah pedal effect• maybe a double tremelo bar off to the side• Realistic sounding chorus• more effects in general• The bends being a little bit more sensitive so when I have it set to bending I don't have to go across the whole screen• and easier hammer ons, pull offs, pulling off to just an open string, and tapping so it doesn't fade or go off.All and al though it was worth the money.
By: matt28590 - Feb 1, 2009
This is the best app i have ever bought. It never gets boring. You can change the settings so you can listen to your music and play along with it if you know the notes.
It has alternate tuning, different guitars ( Bass, Muted Guitar, Ukulele, Classical Guitar, Acoustic-Electric Guitar and Electric Guitar). It also has Distortion and other effects. Its just an all around good app. Worth the .99.
By: Guitarman dave - Jan 4, 2009
Well it was definitely worth the buck. But I imagine most people who d/l this app probably don't play guitar and won't be able to do much with it. I have pretty big hands so it's nice that the neck is ajustable. All and all pretty damn cool.EDIT: this app is amazing! It is a musical instrument that takes time to aquire the skill of mastering. People that are downing this simply don't understand how to use it. I'm playing all kinds of stuff from shredding solos to the mario theme. Granted I've been playing guitar most of my life. 5 stars!
By: GuitarMasterB - Jan 4, 2009
For 99 cents this app is a great deal for such an expansive amount of settings, for guitar players like myself it is nice to finally have a guitar application on my phone , and such a sweet one it is. It takes some taking use to but once you get the hang of it it's a great. Overall with so much variety, great sound and effects, and the ability to set everything up according to how you feel it, it's almost like an actual guitar in the palm of your hand.
Please make "let ring" option for Auto-notes
By: BlueGem64 - Sep 9, 2008
I love this app, definitely my favorite from the old Jailbreak days. The new improved features are amazing, ESPECIALLY the new Auto-note feature that plays a note by simpy touching the fret and sting, no strumming needed. However, one thing that I think is an absolute necessity for the next update is an option to let that note ring when hit. The auto-note is great, but if you are trying to play something without holding each note, the notes do not ring, they only play as long as you hold it. That takes away from the experience, IMO. Ultimately, AMAZING application, developer be proud of this app. WELL worth the money. Please add the note ringing option tho, thanks :) Five stars, regardless
This is a Great App for Musicians.
By: ChrisKonizer - Dec 9, 2008
As a bass player of 22 years, this is one of the most useful apps that I have on my phone.
I purchased this app late one night when I jumped out of bed with a song idea in my head. Instead of digging out my bass this time, I went to the app store via my iPhone and found this app. Within minutes, I had the instrument switched to the bass, tuned to drop D (for this idea) and had picked out the melody that I was hearing in my head. I made some quick notes, and brought them to rehearsal the following week.
I've also recently used the app in conjunction with the iPod on the phone to learn some tunes, and work with scratch studio tracks when I can't get to my bass making my practice time much more productive.
It's certainly not a replacement for an actual instrument, and some additional features (a 6 string bass, and some basic recording functionality to name a few) would be nice - but for $0.99 this is a great buy!
Kudos to the developer!
By: Austineh13 - Sep 1, 2009
Well i would just like 2 say that this is very simple and strait forward. I dont even play guitar and I had a plast playing it. I suggest it for Experts and for guys that have never even picked up a guitar. Now this is not the app for u if u want to lean guitar. Just a great app for messing around. Also, i suggest this app because it's a combo of Apps were u need to know how 2 play guitar and an app that alows u just play around. Very good.
this is awesome
By: chubbs mackenzie - Jan 27, 2009
this is by far the best app ive seen so far although i did just get the itouch. i should probably be getting some sleep right now but i was so excited at how fun this thing was i had to share it with the world. play around with it for a while, it took me about 30 minutes to get the hang of it but once you do it actually is like a real guitar except its limited to about 5 or 6 frets at once which is good enough anyway. if you gave it a bad review you probably dont know how to play the guitar or you gave up after 5 minutes
By: SD-Labs - Sep 8, 2008
I've always enjoyed playing on friends guitars but never went out and got one. Even if you don't know how to play a real guitar, like me, it's still very fun. I pluged it into my reciever with the head phone jack. It sounds like a real guitar is hooked up!
A lot of fun, incredible value at only $0.99. I highly recommend this app. I'd like to thank the developer, great job!
For the people saying there is no sound, make sure you hit the cords at the bottom of the screen.
By: RotaReview - Aug 27, 2009
I've been waiting for this app since I upgraded to 2.0. It's so much better than the 1.1.x versions, and since it's added the automatically pluck feature it officially destroys moo cow's guitarist app. Highly recommended! Im glad to support the developer on this app. Thanks!The most recent update puts moo-cow's overpriced guitarist app to shame. Now pocketguitar can easily scroll to different frets, has better sound samples, and overall executes the strumming and hammer on playing much easier, all for one sixth of the price of guitarist. No one needs the extra guitarist features, although one thing that would be nice to see here would be a recording feature. Thanks again not only for a great app to start, but for the amazing update you just added as well.
Best possible for the iphone/ipod touch
By: Qszwax57 - Jun 17, 2009
For those of you who say it's crap and write bad reviews:
It's the best possible with the SDK for it! It's not possible in the Coding language to make your iPhone bigger. It's also not possible to make you able play chords the way you are used to. In this you tap and drag across the strings on the fret board. Its not possible
to make the internal speaker louder. (just use headphones). With all it's alternate tunings and distortion and other extras like that, is why it's a 6/5 star app. Whoever coded this took the extra time to make this as good as it is, and gets no credit for it??? I give him/her a "job well done". You deserve it.
By: uilleannguinea - Aug 25, 2009
I was so pleasantly surprised to see alternate tunings, and you can even tune it to your own custom tuning. Woohoo! I love that! Now, it just needs a mandolin option (or that could be a separate app... I'd buy that). Yes, you CAN play chords, more than one string CAN be pressed at a time. It is a bit limiting to only be able to play with four frets at a time, but aside from that, pretty nice indeed.
By: xXXx - Apr 9, 2009
I can actually play guitar, so i bought this app, thinking it might be OK. was i wrong. this is probably one of the best apps i have. i started trying to play the soothsayer (by buckethead) intro on a real guitar, but was still having some troubles. i was forced to be away from my guitar for a while, so i started practicing on pocketguitar for about a week, just for fun (ir so i thought). to my surprise, after i got back to my real guitar, all that pocketguitar practice payed off, and the fingering for the song seemed SO much easier!! if u dont have a guitar with u and want to practice fingering, set it for auto pluck, hold it sideways like a guitar, and practice! do it enough and it will help!! and ALSO for the guy who said u cant see the strings when u turn it sideways, how about u TILT UR HEAD FORWARD so u can see the strings? and im aware u cant scroll while playing, but the intro of the song i was talking about only covers four frets. seriously, calm down kemosabi
By: Nate488 - Sep 8, 2008
This app does everything it says it does, works great never crashes awesome to show people how awesome your iPhone is.
It's not really practicle to jam out on if that's what you were thinking but it's fairly easy to play most single noted songs or intros (like metallica's one and enter sandman) sometimes when holding strings it drops them so it makes it hard to play chords. And could use an option to change fret position.
All in all a very fun app definately a 5 star app anyone that says otherwise is silly. Price is right, does everything it says I'm not sure if they were expecting to play full blown guitar or not but cmon it's a phone app. Anyways well worth the small ammount of money so buy it.
By: ywindlass - Sep 8, 2008
I love this app! Its soo cool. It's just like a real guitar. I even played a real song I made up, and it sounded perfect. The onlt issue was with barring chords.. but its not a big issue. I was really jealous of my cousin, who had it on his unlocked iphone in Asia. I'm soo happy that I finally got hold of this app. But I just wish that my ipod touch had speakers so I could show off a little better ;D
Just what i was waiting for
By: Avanti2 - 21-Feb-2009
I bought chord play a while ago and said it is time to build on it and this is exactly what i meant there isnt just 4 frets if you had been able to get into settings u can stretch and compact so there is 12 frets amazing for such a small screen. U can play anything on this there is a couple of instruments to have fun with. Great for players of the guitar. at 60p you are seriously getting a bargain.
By: Tdat - Jun 13, 2009
Not that good, the same note will skip over itself. It has the sound,but desperately needs an update.not worth a dollar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm am sorry I put a bad rating!!!!!!!! I didtnt know all the fetures on this app and all the intrements and how you can affect the size of frets and how many are on there!!!!!! Once again SORRY!
By: ParamoreJBTayDem1 - Nov 27, 2008
I've been playing guitar for quite a long time now, and it's very entertaining 2 play with on the road, or when I'm bored at school. And for thoose people who say they cant fit thier fingers in, on menu u can adjust the lenth apart of the strings. U suggest you try it out. It's worth a dollar, cuz the others apps like this are really expensive. One thing is they should have a way 2 make it with a capo or sumthin, and maybe more guitar types. Overall i'm satisfied.
great for the price
By: laxplayer11 - Dec 31, 2008
this app is good it will really give your something to do and i mean you could look up tabs and stuff on safari. but it is a little confuseing moving up and down the fret board also it is hard to play cords (but you can do it). also it can hammer on and pull off and you can play open notes. so idk about other peopl but i think it is a amazing little app for the price and i think if there was a way to make it an easy fret board movement it would be a great way to waist an hour or two.
PS: my suggestion make it like a saffari page and make it so u can scroll up and down the neck and for bigger or smaller hands zoom in or out.
By: Weie - Mar 11, 2009
Here's the short n sweet.
Downloaded for my iPhone 3G
Chords - yes. 6 string polyphony
Bar chords - not really. Sometimes it will let you bar 2 strings with 1 finger, but it's very tricky
There's like a 15ms lag on all sounds when strumming continuously, but it isn't a big deal. Your brain compensates and you forget it's there.
There is a hammer-on setting that I haven't tried, but the pull-offs are intuitive and accurate.
If you palm or touch mute strings while playing chords on a guitar, you have to rethink your chords here - no muting
Small frets - They can be enlarged a bit, which helps, but still kinda tricky to master
A neat on-the-fly distortion toggle feature with a decent bank of additional effects
Ok so not so short like I intended, but this is stuff I wanted to know before buying
Conclusion - feature rich, ergonomic controls, can strum, finger pick, hammer-on, pull-off, change tuning. I can't imagine any way to make it more realistic other than to get a bigger iPhone (for fretboard size)
It's an advanced app - if you don't play guitar, you'll prolly spend 3 minutes trying and move on to something else like typical frustration when you don't know an instrument (like I feel in front of a piano - hopeless) but if you already have a clue, this is the one
Five stars easy
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