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  • May 2, 2021

    By Juergen Heuving
    I like this app. I used to play guitar and know some basics. Wanted to pick up where I left off and for that this app is very good. I'm not sure if it's well suited for a beginning from zero tho, I remember my guitar teacher helping me with technics of how to move and set my fingers and there is only so much one can do with a video about those things. Otherwise, if you like me wanting to restart, this app is great. A quiet room is recommended so the microphone can pick up the sound from your guitar. I don't use an amp on my electric guitar and it still picks up the sounds pretty well. Can't wait to get better to start learning the songs. To all the beginners from zero: hang in there and keep trying, it will get better!
  • The way you teach the G-Chord needs to change. Mar 27, 2019

    By MOBAFanatic
    Why the H-E-Double hockey sticks do you teach the player to use their pinky on the G-chord? Do you know how near impossible that is to do without muting some strings? Why are you teaching such a hard way to play the G-chord when there is an easier way that doesn’t require the pinky finger? I was really enjoying the app(better than the competition in some aspects) until I ran across this lesson...I got so frustrated trying to learn the way the app wanted me to, that I went back to Yousician to learn the G-chord there instead, only to find that there is an easier version of the G-chord that Amped does not teach you... After trying that version I went back into amped to complete the lesson but it was very confusing to be told to use my pinky...I really wish Amped would change this, and because there is no way to contact the developer on their website I decided to use this form instead. I highly recommend this app to those of you that are not the developers reading this, and just because I think their way of teaching the G-chord is frustrating and dumb doesn’t mean I don’t recommend this app still, I really enjoy it, for the most part.
  • May 8, 2021

    By John Heacock
    So far good and like the way it's done. Down side is the few minutes pre date the free version let's you play. After a week or so of trying out the free version I got the paid version of this app. I will say I do really like it a lot and use it everyday. Would like to see a lot song's add into that section from 70' & 80s rock & metal. Has a few I like and want to learn and some I know the song and are ok . But over half I don't know or interested in.
  • Absolutely the Best....but my Progress :( May 20, 2020

    By tKrome21
    Let me start by saying that out of every guitar teaching app I have tried, This one is the only one that I DONT get frustrated with. Even when it’s trying to teach me to use my fingers in a way that I’m not used to, I usually end up realizing later in the learning path that it really makes changing chords a much smoother experience than whatever “easy” way I was trying to force through. The whole experience is of a quality that just isn’t matched by anyone else. They lead you through quick, achievable lessons that build skills, raise confidence and keep you motivated! Before you know it, you’ve completed 2 of the learning paths, and you’re feeling like learning the guitar is no longer this overwhelming, foreign, and out-of-reach longing in your soul. And then I lost my progress.
  • Apr 14, 2021

    By john johnson
    Well I gave it only a 3 star rating only cause I'm not sure how much I like the app. I signed up for the 14 day free trial. My only issue is it seems to advance me wayyy to fast. I got a feeling when I actually find out how to use the app fully I'll be at a point of no return. I'm not sure how to learn from all the genre's. If I could figure out how to do that then I wouldn't advance so fast then I'd love the app alot more.
  • Game-changing presentation with room for improvement Jul 22, 2020

    By SalvatoreAntonioMazzotta
    I’ve been playing guitar for 14 years and hold two degrees in music, so I know my way around the guitar. I’ve also spent a few years teaching on and off. —— My daughter is 7 and started playing a few months back. She loves the guitar but easily gets discouraged when she runs into things that she can’t do right away. It’s difficult to get her to stay motivated though those moments especially when you’re lucky enough to have a Nintendo Switch readily available. Amped makes it fun for all of us. She’s only been using it for a few days, but she seems to enjoy it much more than the leading competitor app. I believe this is directly related to the pace at which the information is delivered. The lessons increase very gradually and even overlap each other, which is great for learning. Of all of the educational programs using the Guitar Hero model, Amped has the best presentation. While you could definitely learn guitar from Amped alone, I think it would be best used in parallel to a guitar teacher or related online sources. I’ve peeped ahead to check out some of the future lessons. So far, my only notes are on the technical side. -The tracking, especially when playing chords, needs some improvement. -It’d be very cool if Amped supported all usb class-compliant audio interfaces and not just the iRig. I know at least one of the competitors supports this. Overall, excellent app. We love it.
  • Perfect Jan 15, 2020

    By FuzzyRaccoon
    I learned so much in the short time I played. Today (when I wrote this) was my second day of playing and I learned more then I ever thought! I’ve felt the improvement this whole time. If you are stared out on your instrument this app is perfect for you! I swear this app was the 5th one I tried out and that was my last! It’s perfect; No adds popping up, easy to learn and it makes it stress-free!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Jason Hotchkiss
    Guitar: Gibson SG / Using NYXL 9's Headphones: Skullcrusher ANC Tablet: Samsung Galaxy A7/ Pixl 4XL First off I love the app. For me however, I find that the app doesn't pick up my guitar well. I often get "tone too low" when fretting a note. I could be holding the same note to play multiple times and I would get a clear note and then have a bad note. I'm playing in a quiet room and it doesn't matter if play with or without and amp. The microphone doesn't pick up my low E string either.
  • Still trying it May 4, 2020

    By JTG1315
    The app is immersive. The lessons are easy to follow. I try to perfect each lesson and nail it with three stars before moving on. I’ve been at it for a week or so and I’m trying to decide if headphone augmented reality is how I want to learn guitar. What comes through the headphones is not what is actually being played on the guitar. I get that it’s working finger dexterity on the fretboard but it makes me feel like the app is attempting to trick me into thinking I’m doing something that I’m not. I realized yesterday I haven’t plugged my guitar into my amp for several days. Do I want to play an app or guitar? I know my basic open chords and the chord section throws me off because I want to go straight to the shape I know but the app builds it up slowly finger by finger. The app requires rigidly following this pattern which makes me overthink what’s going on. All that said, I’m going to stick with it to see how it goes.
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Chuck Gibbons
    Well I don't know if I like it or not. It's all about give me your money without even checking it out? Wanted to check out the songs, the play along? Does it scroll chords at the same time? Does it play the real song or some computer generated tones? I don't know because you can't check it out unless you pay up first. No free section? No trial? Sorry but I'm not paying for something I can't even try first. So when I click on a song and it says only available in premium I ha e to sign up ?
  • May 2, 2021

    By Juergen Heuving
    I like this app. I used to play guitar and know some basics. Wanted to pick up where I left off and for that this app is very good. I'm not sure if it's well suited for a beginning from zero tho, I remember my guitar teacher helping me with technics of how to move and set my fingers and there is only so much one can do with a video about those things. Otherwise, if you like me wanting to restart, this app is great. A quiet room is recommended so the microphone can pick up the sound from your guitar. I don't use an amp on my electric guitar and it still picks up the sounds pretty well. Can't wait to get better to start learning the songs. To all the beginners from zero: hang in there and keep trying, it will get better!
  • The way you teach the G-Chord needs to change. Mar 27, 2019

    By MOBAFanatic
    Why the H-E-Double hockey sticks do you teach the player to use their pinky on the G-chord? Do you know how near impossible that is to do without muting some strings? Why are you teaching such a hard way to play the G-chord when there is an easier way that doesn’t require the pinky finger? I was really enjoying the app(better than the competition in some aspects) until I ran across this lesson...I got so frustrated trying to learn the way the app wanted me to, that I went back to Yousician to learn the G-chord there instead, only to find that there is an easier version of the G-chord that Amped does not teach you... After trying that version I went back into amped to complete the lesson but it was very confusing to be told to use my pinky...I really wish Amped would change this, and because there is no way to contact the developer on their website I decided to use this form instead. I highly recommend this app to those of you that are not the developers reading this, and just because I think their way of teaching the G-chord is frustrating and dumb doesn’t mean I don’t recommend this app still, I really enjoy it, for the most part.
  • May 8, 2021

    By John Heacock
    So far good and like the way it's done. Down side is the few minutes pre date the free version let's you play. After a week or so of trying out the free version I got the paid version of this app. I will say I do really like it a lot and use it everyday. Would like to see a lot song's add into that section from 70' & 80s rock & metal. Has a few I like and want to learn and some I know the song and are ok . But over half I don't know or interested in.
  • Absolutely the Best....but my Progress :( May 20, 2020

    By tKrome21
    Let me start by saying that out of every guitar teaching app I have tried, This one is the only one that I DONT get frustrated with. Even when it’s trying to teach me to use my fingers in a way that I’m not used to, I usually end up realizing later in the learning path that it really makes changing chords a much smoother experience than whatever “easy” way I was trying to force through. The whole experience is of a quality that just isn’t matched by anyone else. They lead you through quick, achievable lessons that build skills, raise confidence and keep you motivated! Before you know it, you’ve completed 2 of the learning paths, and you’re feeling like learning the guitar is no longer this overwhelming, foreign, and out-of-reach longing in your soul. And then I lost my progress.
  • Apr 14, 2021

    By john johnson
    Well I gave it only a 3 star rating only cause I'm not sure how much I like the app. I signed up for the 14 day free trial. My only issue is it seems to advance me wayyy to fast. I got a feeling when I actually find out how to use the app fully I'll be at a point of no return. I'm not sure how to learn from all the genre's. If I could figure out how to do that then I wouldn't advance so fast then I'd love the app alot more.
  • Game-changing presentation with room for improvement Jul 22, 2020

    By SalvatoreAntonioMazzotta
    I’ve been playing guitar for 14 years and hold two degrees in music, so I know my way around the guitar. I’ve also spent a few years teaching on and off. —— My daughter is 7 and started playing a few months back. She loves the guitar but easily gets discouraged when she runs into things that she can’t do right away. It’s difficult to get her to stay motivated though those moments especially when you’re lucky enough to have a Nintendo Switch readily available. Amped makes it fun for all of us. She’s only been using it for a few days, but she seems to enjoy it much more than the leading competitor app. I believe this is directly related to the pace at which the information is delivered. The lessons increase very gradually and even overlap each other, which is great for learning. Of all of the educational programs using the Guitar Hero model, Amped has the best presentation. While you could definitely learn guitar from Amped alone, I think it would be best used in parallel to a guitar teacher or related online sources. I’ve peeped ahead to check out some of the future lessons. So far, my only notes are on the technical side. -The tracking, especially when playing chords, needs some improvement. -It’d be very cool if Amped supported all usb class-compliant audio interfaces and not just the iRig. I know at least one of the competitors supports this. Overall, excellent app. We love it.
  • Perfect Jan 15, 2020

    By FuzzyRaccoon
    I learned so much in the short time I played. Today (when I wrote this) was my second day of playing and I learned more then I ever thought! I’ve felt the improvement this whole time. If you are stared out on your instrument this app is perfect for you! I swear this app was the 5th one I tried out and that was my last! It’s perfect; No adds popping up, easy to learn and it makes it stress-free!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Jason Hotchkiss
    Guitar: Gibson SG / Using NYXL 9's Headphones: Skullcrusher ANC Tablet: Samsung Galaxy A7/ Pixl 4XL First off I love the app. For me however, I find that the app doesn't pick up my guitar well. I often get "tone too low" when fretting a note. I could be holding the same note to play multiple times and I would get a clear note and then have a bad note. I'm playing in a quiet room and it doesn't matter if play with or without and amp. The microphone doesn't pick up my low E string either.
  • Still trying it May 4, 2020

    By JTG1315
    The app is immersive. The lessons are easy to follow. I try to perfect each lesson and nail it with three stars before moving on. I’ve been at it for a week or so and I’m trying to decide if headphone augmented reality is how I want to learn guitar. What comes through the headphones is not what is actually being played on the guitar. I get that it’s working finger dexterity on the fretboard but it makes me feel like the app is attempting to trick me into thinking I’m doing something that I’m not. I realized yesterday I haven’t plugged my guitar into my amp for several days. Do I want to play an app or guitar? I know my basic open chords and the chord section throws me off because I want to go straight to the shape I know but the app builds it up slowly finger by finger. The app requires rigidly following this pattern which makes me overthink what’s going on. All that said, I’m going to stick with it to see how it goes.
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Chuck Gibbons
    Well I don't know if I like it or not. It's all about give me your money without even checking it out? Wanted to check out the songs, the play along? Does it scroll chords at the same time? Does it play the real song or some computer generated tones? I don't know because you can't check it out unless you pay up first. No free section? No trial? Sorry but I'm not paying for something I can't even try first. So when I click on a song and it says only available in premium I ha e to sign up ?
  • Watch your wrist/hand position! Mar 30, 2021

    By J Jones1234
    I deleted this app after a week. My daughter and I both developed wrist pain and we feel it is due to using this app. At first it seemed helpful, but as the lessons wore on the video game aspect of it compelled us to stress out and try to get the note right at whatever cost to our technique. Three nights ago I thought I was having a good session but all of the sudden I had shooting pain in my fretting hand. I looked down and my wrist was in a terrible position that no instructor could endorse. Now I’m taking at least a week off to let it heal before I try to play again, very frustrating. Maybe some people don’t have this problem, especially those whose technique is already locked in and healthy. But from where I’m sitting I would recommend Fender Play or Guitar Tricks. This way you can go at a more controlled pace and not get sucked into “leveling up” in a video game when you should be keeping your hands in the correct positions. I expected more from Gibson. Maybe this is more cost effective for them than building out an entire curriculum with human instructors.
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By J.B. Cummings
    This app appears to be all about getting you sign up for a subscription. You can't even try a song for free without going through the sign up process to get 14 days free which automatically enrolls you in a $14.99 a month subscription that you will have to cancel. I am assuming they are counting on people forgetting to unsubscribe. While it looks nice there are other apps *cough Songster *cough that offer WAY more tabs for a cheap single app purchase than this offers for a subscription.
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By Ken Wilson
    I don't like it because it forces you to use headphones or you can't progress. Also, the songs available to try before signing up are non-inclusive of the songs you WANT to try. Even iconic songs like 'Proud Mary' are missing from the learn area., no CCR etc.
  • Pretty significant technical problems May 2, 2019

    By Charliezx245
    I really like your song selection and the interface is simple but elegant! That said, there’s pretty terrible lag whenever I slow down a song. Practicing even at 50% is almost impracticable. Practice at the slowest speed is basically impossible. The app also crashes not infrequently. Finally, for some reason, notes are not being picked up by my mic. I do have new headphones and they’re not terrible. I hope you address these issues soon. At the very least, I hope you make this app accessible on my Mac. If you fix these issues, you might even be a better app than Yousician. Good luck!
  • Mar 22, 2021

    By Jon Baldwin
    I love this app when it works. I was ready to subscribe, then the note recognition bugs started. I have been in contact with support. If they deliver the fixes they say, I will happily subscribe and change my rating to five stars. As it stands, it is hard to recommend at this moment when you are constantly stuck due to note recognition.
  • Not really a star since I really can’t use this app. May 30, 2019

    By merrilles
    I have MRI hearing aids which are connected to my iPhone XS Max. I would have to disconnect them in order to use headphones and reconnect them afterwards. Not hard to do, but an annoyance. Also, I would have to buy an adapter in order to use my headphones with my phone. We all know that Apple got rid of the headphone jack. Another extra expense in order to use the app. There are other good guitar apps out there to use. The developers need to look into these issues, especially if they want iOS users to use the app without extra cost.
  • Not an iPad App! Jan 21, 2021

    By Bruce McLeod
    This App only runs in portrait mode, so it’s not a true iPad App, and just a blown up iPhone App. Since I always use my iPad in landscape mode (and that’s how my case supports it) I would never use this App on the iPad when playing guitar. This is unfortunate because the iPad presents a large screen to view the material, and the case allows a convenient, ‘no hands’ orientation to play and watch. Deleted, might review the iPhone version differently, but won’t be as convenient as a proper iPad version with landscape would be.
  • Jan 22, 2021

    By MJ10902
    the app says my device is offline because it can't connect with Facebook. I don't allow any apps to do that. Can you make it work without the link? Got your response. Your app is broken. I specifically deny all apps access to Facebook. However, when your app starts up, the 2nd thing it looks for is Facebook. When it can’t find Facebook, it just assumes that the device lacks connectivity. Clicking on “retry” does nothing. Clicking on the “X” on the top right gives me the Gibson splash screen that does nothing, and never goes away.
  • Feb 6, 2021

    By UKCat Fan
    Not currently working on my Samsung s20 5G running the February 1st OTA update. I've sent an email to support. Will update review once I'm actually able to use the app. Family member downloaded on Pixel 4 and confirms not working for him either. Update: I am now able to get into the app if I skip the sign in but if I try to sign in I am still getting invalid username or password even after resetting with a new password multiple times.
  • Hard to see notes Feb 21, 2021

    By Soccertsts
    Players accuracy could be much higher if the notes were easier to see and identify. Lots of unused black space in the background. Numbers are in a very small font and no way to increase size. Numbers are only outlined with color. Usability could be improved significantly. Not that easy to tell if not was played correctly - flashes on the far left and quickly disappears. Could be a really good app if Gibson developers watched a few beginners actually play the app to see where they struggle

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  • May 2, 2021

    By Juergen Heuving
    I like this app. I used to play guitar and know some basics. Wanted to pick up where I left off and for that this app is very good. I'm not sure if it's well suited for a beginning from zero tho, I remember my guitar teacher helping me with technics of how to move and set my fingers and there is only so much one can do with a video about those things. Otherwise, if you like me wanting to restart, this app is great. A quiet room is recommended so the microphone can pick up the sound from your guitar. I don't use an amp on my electric guitar and it still picks up the sounds pretty well. Can't wait to get better to start learning the songs. To all the beginners from zero: hang in there and keep trying, it will get better!
  • May 8, 2021

    By John Heacock
    So far good and like the way it's done. Down side is the few minutes pre date the free version let's you play. After a week or so of trying out the free version I got the paid version of this app. I will say I do really like it a lot and use it everyday. Would like to see a lot song's add into that section from 70' & 80s rock & metal. Has a few I like and want to learn and some I know the song and are ok . But over half I don't know or interested in.
  • Absolutely the Best....but my Progress :( May 20, 2020

    By tKrome21
    Let me start by saying that out of every guitar teaching app I have tried, This one is the only one that I DONT get frustrated with. Even when it’s trying to teach me to use my fingers in a way that I’m not used to, I usually end up realizing later in the learning path that it really makes changing chords a much smoother experience than whatever “easy” way I was trying to force through. The whole experience is of a quality that just isn’t matched by anyone else. They lead you through quick, achievable lessons that build skills, raise confidence and keep you motivated! Before you know it, you’ve completed 2 of the learning paths, and you’re feeling like learning the guitar is no longer this overwhelming, foreign, and out-of-reach longing in your soul. And then I lost my progress.
  • Perfect Jan 15, 2020

    By FuzzyRaccoon
    I learned so much in the short time I played. Today (when I wrote this) was my second day of playing and I learned more then I ever thought! I’ve felt the improvement this whole time. If you are stared out on your instrument this app is perfect for you! I swear this app was the 5th one I tried out and that was my last! It’s perfect; No adds popping up, easy to learn and it makes it stress-free!
  • May 7, 2021

    By Ricardo Martinez
    So far I'm enjoying it, before I would just play random licks and not really get anywhere now with more structured approach I'm improving and playing better
  • Apr 10, 2021

    By harry voss
    Makes quality learning fun and easy.
  • Easy Everyday Practice Dec 7, 2020

    By Jtdiesel1
    I love this app! I never practiced so much until I started using this app. It isn’t perfect, but for the most part it recognizes what note/chord it hears. I wish there was a better way to track progress. When you open up your track it starts at the beginning and you have to scroll back to where you were, no biggie though.
  • Mar 24, 2021

    By David Childers
    Fun stuff! Easy to use. It sure would be great if I could cast "The Collection" series to my Chromecast to watch on a larger screen. Update: After contacting support, they promise that they are troubleshooting the absent cast button. The support is excellent. Just be sure you're using a low-latency USB C to 3.5mm adapter if you need to go that route.
  • Best Guitar Learning App to Date Feb 27, 2021

    By u2rocker
    What a great way to learn guitar. Pretty much Guitar Hero but for a real guitar. I consider myself advanced intermediate and am still finding plenty to keep me busy. I’m sure this is a app in process with more content to come. Only suggestion so far is it would be nice to “save or mark” songs you are working on so you can access quicker.
  • Jan 25, 2021

    By Caleb Whittle
    Absolutely amazing. I'm a beginner guitar player. Like, didn't pick up a guitar until I downloaded this app type beginner. I've only learned on this app and I love it. Feels super familiar coming from a childhood of Guitar Hero and love the game-feel to it. Every level I go through I feel progress, especially starting from 0. Looking to start playing guitar? This is the app for you. Can't wait to see where I'll be in a few months.
  • The way you teach the G-Chord needs to change. Mar 27, 2019

    By MOBAFanatic
    Why the H-E-Double hockey sticks do you teach the player to use their pinky on the G-chord? Do you know how near impossible that is to do without muting some strings? Why are you teaching such a hard way to play the G-chord when there is an easier way that doesn’t require the pinky finger? I was really enjoying the app(better than the competition in some aspects) until I ran across this lesson...I got so frustrated trying to learn the way the app wanted me to, that I went back to Yousician to learn the G-chord there instead, only to find that there is an easier version of the G-chord that Amped does not teach you... After trying that version I went back into amped to complete the lesson but it was very confusing to be told to use my pinky...I really wish Amped would change this, and because there is no way to contact the developer on their website I decided to use this form instead. I highly recommend this app to those of you that are not the developers reading this, and just because I think their way of teaching the G-chord is frustrating and dumb doesn’t mean I don’t recommend this app still, I really enjoy it, for the most part.
  • Game-changing presentation with room for improvement Jul 22, 2020

    By SalvatoreAntonioMazzotta
    I’ve been playing guitar for 14 years and hold two degrees in music, so I know my way around the guitar. I’ve also spent a few years teaching on and off. —— My daughter is 7 and started playing a few months back. She loves the guitar but easily gets discouraged when she runs into things that she can’t do right away. It’s difficult to get her to stay motivated though those moments especially when you’re lucky enough to have a Nintendo Switch readily available. Amped makes it fun for all of us. She’s only been using it for a few days, but she seems to enjoy it much more than the leading competitor app. I believe this is directly related to the pace at which the information is delivered. The lessons increase very gradually and even overlap each other, which is great for learning. Of all of the educational programs using the Guitar Hero model, Amped has the best presentation. While you could definitely learn guitar from Amped alone, I think it would be best used in parallel to a guitar teacher or related online sources. I’ve peeped ahead to check out some of the future lessons. So far, my only notes are on the technical side. -The tracking, especially when playing chords, needs some improvement. -It’d be very cool if Amped supported all usb class-compliant audio interfaces and not just the iRig. I know at least one of the competitors supports this. Overall, excellent app. We love it.
  • Still trying it May 4, 2020

    By JTG1315
    The app is immersive. The lessons are easy to follow. I try to perfect each lesson and nail it with three stars before moving on. I’ve been at it for a week or so and I’m trying to decide if headphone augmented reality is how I want to learn guitar. What comes through the headphones is not what is actually being played on the guitar. I get that it’s working finger dexterity on the fretboard but it makes me feel like the app is attempting to trick me into thinking I’m doing something that I’m not. I realized yesterday I haven’t plugged my guitar into my amp for several days. Do I want to play an app or guitar? I know my basic open chords and the chord section throws me off because I want to go straight to the shape I know but the app builds it up slowly finger by finger. The app requires rigidly following this pattern which makes me overthink what’s going on. All that said, I’m going to stick with it to see how it goes.
  • App keeps closing the app Frets:2 Apr 18, 2020

    By Dough-Moh
    5 stars because I like the concept and I want to support but I’m having issues with the app closing on me. It might be my phone but I want to make sure that it’s not just the app. It keeps closing on the intro lessons on Frets 2. Everything else works perfectly fine. So idk if it’s that specific lesson that my phone that can’t handle it. I have an iPhone 7
  • Apr 14, 2021

    By john johnson
    Well I gave it only a 3 star rating only cause I'm not sure how much I like the app. I signed up for the 14 day free trial. My only issue is it seems to advance me wayyy to fast. I got a feeling when I actually find out how to use the app fully I'll be at a point of no return. I'm not sure how to learn from all the genre's. If I could figure out how to do that then I wouldn't advance so fast then I'd love the app alot more.
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Jason Hotchkiss
    Guitar: Gibson SG / Using NYXL 9's Headphones: Skullcrusher ANC Tablet: Samsung Galaxy A7/ Pixl 4XL First off I love the app. For me however, I find that the app doesn't pick up my guitar well. I often get "tone too low" when fretting a note. I could be holding the same note to play multiple times and I would get a clear note and then have a bad note. I'm playing in a quiet room and it doesn't matter if play with or without and amp. The microphone doesn't pick up my low E string either.
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Chuck Gibbons
    Well I don't know if I like it or not. It's all about give me your money without even checking it out? Wanted to check out the songs, the play along? Does it scroll chords at the same time? Does it play the real song or some computer generated tones? I don't know because you can't check it out unless you pay up first. No free section? No trial? Sorry but I'm not paying for something I can't even try first. So when I click on a song and it says only available in premium I ha e to sign up ?
  • Your chord and string bend recognition needs more work Apr 28, 2020

    By Ridelikeyoustoleit
    I been using your app for awhile, at first I used the chord recognition issues as an opportunity to refine my finger placement to get all strings to ring out perfect. I’m beating my head against the wall as it can’t be done...acoustic or electric thru a clean amp makes zero difference, I tune using the built in tuner...it’s frustrating at the very least. So, cut my losses on your open chord progression process and started the lead guitarist1 and soloing, you have no direction on what to bend string to...semitone or whole? Tried various bends to try and dial in the correct bend, no luck, either says “bend not heard” or something like that or wrong note. I don’t know where your issues lie, at least Yousician has a way to try and calibrate the microphone. I won’t be renewing my subscription if it doesn’t improve, for the beginning student, the frustration is high enough without these glitches already
  • Great idea. Lots of problems. Apr 4, 2020

    By shidey17
    I like the setup of the app much better than similar game style guitar learning apps and the song selection and leveling are both great. This app is fun and I usually end up getting really pulled in once a begin a session. There are a few technical issues that make the app really frustrating though, and I don’t see myself continuing past the free trial unless they are addressed. First off, there are major issues with note detection. I’ve used several different guitars and headsets and even played pretty loudly through an amp. I’m in a quiet room and it keeps missing notes. I’ve taken my headphones off and picked through individual strings. The other major issue is lag when slowing down songs. It’s not just the first time. It happens on a redo even if I just played the song. Finally, I’d like to see a bit more fine tuning with slowing down song sections and the ability to quickly choose certain sections without having to move the slider around and guess. There is a lot of potential here and I really hope to see what future updates bring.
  • Mar 19, 2021

    By patrick Sanford
    Okay, its a really good app. It's priced WAY out of the market. It's basically 180 a year. Jamplay, 99 on a deal with limited song choice, ultimate guitar gets you at about 25 a year, tons of songs.
  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Brian Reisman
    Decent app... Interface is intuitive... Catalog is extremely lacking... I'm not sure it's worth the money yet. Bluetooth support seems good. I don't like being prevented from moving on until I complete something first. Let me learn whatever I want whenever I want to learn it. If the catalog grows enough in the free trial, I may keep it... That is what is really holding me back. Yousician runs on my windows laptop and has an extensive catalog of music so it wins... For now.
  • Has Potential Aug 8, 2019

    By jestlui
    Overall I find the song selection better than Yousician, but their note recognition isn’t to par yet. I can play Yousician for hours with only a few moments where it misses a note I’ve played, but Amped is lucky to get 4 out of 5 at times. I’m still using it because regardless of what Amped thinks I’m playing, I know I’m playing correctly and the practice is fun. Improve your recognition, add more songs to library, and this is a great app.
  • Great app but missing crucial features Nov 14, 2018

    By mikeymal18
    I really like this app and even more than Yousician. I feel like the microphone sync is way more accurate than Yousician’s but the huge downfall to this app it has no slow down feature to play songs at a slower pace like Yousician can and no ability to rewind in songs also in like Yousician can. If these two features were added I would give Amped 5 stars.
  • Watch your wrist/hand position! Mar 30, 2021

    By J Jones1234
    I deleted this app after a week. My daughter and I both developed wrist pain and we feel it is due to using this app. At first it seemed helpful, but as the lessons wore on the video game aspect of it compelled us to stress out and try to get the note right at whatever cost to our technique. Three nights ago I thought I was having a good session but all of the sudden I had shooting pain in my fretting hand. I looked down and my wrist was in a terrible position that no instructor could endorse. Now I’m taking at least a week off to let it heal before I try to play again, very frustrating. Maybe some people don’t have this problem, especially those whose technique is already locked in and healthy. But from where I’m sitting I would recommend Fender Play or Guitar Tricks. This way you can go at a more controlled pace and not get sucked into “leveling up” in a video game when you should be keeping your hands in the correct positions. I expected more from Gibson. Maybe this is more cost effective for them than building out an entire curriculum with human instructors.
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By Ken Wilson
    I don't like it because it forces you to use headphones or you can't progress. Also, the songs available to try before signing up are non-inclusive of the songs you WANT to try. Even iconic songs like 'Proud Mary' are missing from the learn area., no CCR etc.
  • Pretty significant technical problems May 2, 2019

    By Charliezx245
    I really like your song selection and the interface is simple but elegant! That said, there’s pretty terrible lag whenever I slow down a song. Practicing even at 50% is almost impracticable. Practice at the slowest speed is basically impossible. The app also crashes not infrequently. Finally, for some reason, notes are not being picked up by my mic. I do have new headphones and they’re not terrible. I hope you address these issues soon. At the very least, I hope you make this app accessible on my Mac. If you fix these issues, you might even be a better app than Yousician. Good luck!
  • Mar 22, 2021

    By Jon Baldwin
    I love this app when it works. I was ready to subscribe, then the note recognition bugs started. I have been in contact with support. If they deliver the fixes they say, I will happily subscribe and change my rating to five stars. As it stands, it is hard to recommend at this moment when you are constantly stuck due to note recognition.
  • Not an iPad App! Jan 21, 2021

    By Bruce McLeod
    This App only runs in portrait mode, so it’s not a true iPad App, and just a blown up iPhone App. Since I always use my iPad in landscape mode (and that’s how my case supports it) I would never use this App on the iPad when playing guitar. This is unfortunate because the iPad presents a large screen to view the material, and the case allows a convenient, ‘no hands’ orientation to play and watch. Deleted, might review the iPhone version differently, but won’t be as convenient as a proper iPad version with landscape would be.
  • Mar 20, 2021

    By Allen Ferguson
    Don't like the headphones only thing. Muffles the sound of my guitar. Very awkward. I'm sure many will like it but it is definitely not for me.
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By J.B. Cummings
    This app appears to be all about getting you sign up for a subscription. You can't even try a song for free without going through the sign up process to get 14 days free which automatically enrolls you in a $14.99 a month subscription that you will have to cancel. I am assuming they are counting on people forgetting to unsubscribe. While it looks nice there are other apps *cough Songster *cough that offer WAY more tabs for a cheap single app purchase than this offers for a subscription.
  • Not really a star since I really can’t use this app. May 30, 2019

    By merrilles
    I have MRI hearing aids which are connected to my iPhone XS Max. I would have to disconnect them in order to use headphones and reconnect them afterwards. Not hard to do, but an annoyance. Also, I would have to buy an adapter in order to use my headphones with my phone. We all know that Apple got rid of the headphone jack. Another extra expense in order to use the app. There are other good guitar apps out there to use. The developers need to look into these issues, especially if they want iOS users to use the app without extra cost.
  • Jan 22, 2021

    By MJ10902
    the app says my device is offline because it can't connect with Facebook. I don't allow any apps to do that. Can you make it work without the link? Got your response. Your app is broken. I specifically deny all apps access to Facebook. However, when your app starts up, the 2nd thing it looks for is Facebook. When it can’t find Facebook, it just assumes that the device lacks connectivity. Clicking on “retry” does nothing. Clicking on the “X” on the top right gives me the Gibson splash screen that does nothing, and never goes away.
  • Feb 6, 2021

    By UKCat Fan
    Not currently working on my Samsung s20 5G running the February 1st OTA update. I've sent an email to support. Will update review once I'm actually able to use the app. Family member downloaded on Pixel 4 and confirms not working for him either. Update: I am now able to get into the app if I skip the sign in but if I try to sign in I am still getting invalid username or password even after resetting with a new password multiple times.
  • Hard to see notes Feb 21, 2021

    By Soccertsts
    Players accuracy could be much higher if the notes were easier to see and identify. Lots of unused black space in the background. Numbers are in a very small font and no way to increase size. Numbers are only outlined with color. Usability could be improved significantly. Not that easy to tell if not was played correctly - flashes on the far left and quickly disappears. Could be a really good app if Gibson developers watched a few beginners actually play the app to see where they struggle
  • Updated, now won’t work at all Apr 20, 2020

    By Spiderman8199
    After installing the required update, the app no longer works. Rebooted device, nothing. Update: got a response from “Daniel”. His support solution is that I buy a newer device so I can use an app that was running perfectly just days ago!! Btw I have an iPad Air 2, so although it’s not a spring chicken, it’s hardly a dinosaur. Have had zero issues on it with any other app. DO NOT use download this app until they have some real solutions to the problem.

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