Mayos Music
Guitar Lessons and Instrument Repair

Apps for Guitarists


Here at MayosMusic, in addition to offering great guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo and autoharp lessons, plus complete luthier services that include guitar, string instrument and amplifier repair/restorations, we are also a great resource and referal service. Below are our recommendations for Software and Mobile Apps that are great for any guitarist, including apps for: practice, performance, instruction, print and sheet music, recording, effect processing, business tools, plus stage and studio.

Practice · Performance · Instruction

  1. TC Electronic Polytune
    You can strum all your strings at the same time and this tuner instantly shows which ones need tuning.
    For: iOS

  2. GuitarToolKit 2.0
    A complete app with tuner, metronome, chord dictionary and drum machine.
    For: iOS

  3. Songsterr Guitar Tabs
    A high level app for learning and woodshedding, quality-controlled guitar tabs.
    For: iOS and Android

  4. Cleartune Chromatic Tuner
    Accurate to ±1 cent, a tone generator, transposition, adjustable calibration and different tuning temperaments
    For: iOS and Android

  5. Amazing Slow Downer
    For muscians wanting to change speeeds ranging from 25-200% without changing pitch, set loop points, change plaback pitch ±12 semitones and add EQ.
    For: Windows, Mac, iOS and Android

Print and Sheet Music

  1. Music Binder
    iTunes Store
    Song-Sheet organizer that supports PDF Files, automatic indexing of song titles.
    For: iOS

  2. Scorecerer
    Import and organize scans (jpg, pdf, tiff, etc)
    For: iPad, Kindle, PC and Mac

  3. Seescore
    A pro-level app with features of auto-scroll, metronome
    For: iPad

  4. Notion
    To compose or transcribe, a full-featured notation and tablature app
    For:iPad, Mac and PC

  5. Progression
    Also from PreSonus, software for creating and editing tab charts.
    For: iPad, Mac and PC

Recording Apps

  1. Audiofile Engineering's Fire 2 Field Recorder
    High Quality Recorder: 16-bit, 48KHz, stereo recorder with overdub capabilities, bezier fades, normalization, dc offset removal
    For: iOS

  2. Tascam PCM recorder
    This FREE app allows you to turn any iOS device into a stereo recorder with "...input and output level faders with an “on-screen” meter to help you check levels. It includes high and low EQ and a limiter to prevent overload." Recordings are saved as .wav files and can be uploaded to your computer.
    For: iOS

  3. Sonoma Wire Works Fourtrack
    4-track recorder - bounce tracks, cd-quality files, effects, file import
    For: iOS

  4. Sonoma StudioTrack
    8-Track Recorder (plus features of sonoma's wireworks fourtrack)
    For ipad

  5. MultiTrack by Harmonicdog
    Records up to 8 tracks at a time (on the iPad, two tracks on the iphone). 24-bit/96 KHz expandable to 24 tracks and works with most USB interfaces.
    For: iOS

  6. Wavemachine Auria
    Will Perform just about everything a computer-based DAW recorder can do . 48 channels, record 24 tracks simultaneously, 24-bit, 96KHz, runs VST effects (one of the best!!)
    For: iPad

  7. Garage Band
    Easy to use 8track recorder with virtual instruments and more
    For: iOS and Mac

  8. Tascam Portastudio
    an old school 4-track recorder - think: Beatles - Sargent Peppers
    For: iPad

Effects Processing

  1. Agile Partner's Ampkit+
    Sound of amps, cabinets, mics, effects, recording and re-amping, tuner, metronome plus more. Free version avaible.
    For: iOS

  2. IK MultiMedia Amplitube 2 Fender
    This App recreates a range of accurate Fender amp and FX models to practice and record with
    For: iOS

Business Tools

Stage and Studio

Note: Although most of these apps are for the Apple iOS system, many of these products are also availble for the android operating system.

Experience since 1968
Providing Guitar, Electric Bass & Ukulele lessons and Guitar/Amp Repair in the Greater Phoenix Valley area of Arizona including Maricopa County and The Salt River Valley.

Mayos Music will continue to provide Guitar/Amp Repairs in Southern California's South Bay cities and Greater Los Angeles Area.
Originally located in Manhattan Beach and Torrance, California.

Now located in:
Gilbert, AZ 85298
Torrance, CA 90505

(310) 955 - 0246