FourChords HD: "Smoke on the Water" anyone? Fun and unique guitar karaoke for everyone

Review posted Fri 7 Dec '12  ·  55 comments
FourChords HD FourChords HD Info Visit

There was a report a few years ago in a prominent British music paper that claimed in big bold letters that the guitar was dead. That year in the UK they sold more turntables than they did guitars. But when I look at the music business now all isles guitars so I guess that theory went out the window. You see, guitars are just so damned user friendly. So that's where Four ChordsHD comes in handy. Apparently, half of the people who attempt to learn to play guitar give up before they get proficient and much of that comes down to poor teaching techniques. Four Chords is a guitar karaoke application that makes it easier to learn as well as providing some great fun along the way.
 
Four Chords HD is a great tool for learning guitar and jamming with your friends - something unique in the app world. was developed by a bunch of Finnish guitar players and IT professionals whose main aim was to solve a couple of problems. First up, they wanted to address the hardest part of learning to play the guitar - the difficult early days when you pick up the guitar in the first place. Secondly, being a karaoke app it was vital that lyrics and chords are available so you can jam with your friends or on your own. The mission was to give all the wanna-be-guitarists out there a real chance to play their favorite songs before they get frustrated and quit in frustration. FourChords App guitarists can get to the fun part of playing faster and continue playing and learning more. It enables you to play totally strange songs together super smoothly and at first sight as well assigning along with the lyrics on the screen - karaoke style. Forget difficult notes and tabs, knowing only a few easy chords is enough to play any song you like at first sight. Download your favorite song from the songbook and play it immediately
while FourChords backs you up with the melody and rhythm and has the lyrics in the same display! Record the jamming and share it to your friends or turn on the TapGuitar feature and you can play all of the songs with your iPhone and iPad with real guitar sounds.
 
Four Chords has been elected as one of the best apps of the week in Stuff and The Guardian and has hit #1 music app in Finland. Future plans for FourChords include other instruments like bass guitar and piano as well as a publication channel for new talents. But basically, it's a fine music teacher that offers a different way of learning. By combining both guitar and karaoke in a new unique way makes it easier to play guitar than many other techniques and you can be strumming around in minutes. Four ChordsHD is easy to use and offers something new in guitar learning techniques that turn out to be an awful lot of fun.



Related reviews

  • Advanced IGD Studio
    Create your own music on your IPad
    Review posted Wed 23 Nov '11
  • Wollage, the social-scrapbook
    Create and share scrapbooks with social friends
    Review posted Tue 10 Apr '12
  • Confetti HD
    A fun and logic-based kids board game for ipad
    Review posted Wed 16 Jan '13
  • ofthemuse
    Pit your musical taste against your friends
    Review posted Tue 8 May '12
  • MPlayr
    Listen to the UK, US and iTunes music charts for free
    Review posted Thu 18 Aug '11
  • Party Crashers
    Plan and find great parties with your social friends
    Review posted Fri 12 Oct '12
  • PulpTunes Reloaded
    Take your music collection with you without using iTunes
    Review posted Mon 17 Sep '12
  • LendFriend
    Friends and Family Lending
    Review posted Sun 14 Mar '10
  • More related reviews