Fender Play

Fender Play

By Fender Digital

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2017-06-28
  • Current Version: 1.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 34.04 MB
  • Developer: Fender Digital
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 102 Ratings


*Now available fully optimized for your iPad. The perfect companion for your music stand!* Introducing Fender Play™! A new, revolutionary guitar-learning platform from the brand that started it all, Fender®. This video-based learning app is professionally designed to help beginners and first-time guitar players with guided learning paths and easy-to-follow lessons. Play a Song in Minutes • 100s of popular song lessons in a variety of genres, including rock, pop, country folk and blues. • Song lessons specially designed for each skill level. Learn Songs You Love Learn to play songs from your favorite artists, including: • Foo Fighters • Rolling Stones • Eric Clapton • Lumineers • Kelly Clarkson • Tim McGraw • U2 • Muddy Waters • Shawn Mendes • White Stripes and many more Easy to Follow Guitar Lessons • Short and focused micro-learning strategy to keep beginners on track. • Learn a skill, then play a song using those techniques. Learn at Your Own Pace Choose your instrument and favorite genre and Fender Play™ will provide a clear, structured path to start you on your musical journey. Track Your Progress A few minutes a day can add up to a lot of learning! Fender Play™ keeps you motivated by tracking each chord, skill, technique and song you've learned. Perfect for Beginners • Easy lessons even if you've never picked up a guitar. • Clear and accurate instruction for basic chords, skills and techniques. Top-Quality Guitar Lesson Videos • High-resolution videos with multiple angles including the “over-the-shoulder” view. • Contextual chord diagrams and extensive glossary library for quick reference. Learn From the Best Professional and engaging instructors break it all down for you in bite-sized lessons. If you’re new to Fender Play™, a monthly recurring subscription to Fender Play™ can be purchased directly in the app. You get a one-month free trial of the service, after which you will be charged monthly as a recurring transaction through your iTunes account (unless you cancel during the free trial). Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription month. You can manage your subscription, cancel any time, or turn off auto-renewal by accessing your iTunes account. Fender Play™ Terms of Use: https://www.fender.com/play/pages/terms-of-use Fender Play™ Privacy Policy: https://www.fender.com/play/pages/privacy Get Fender Play™ now and start playing!



  • Teaches parts of real songs

    By Judosanch
    I was using a different app (rhymes with musician) to learn guitar for over a year which is still great for learning chords and scales but doesn’t have music that I’m interested in. Fender Play uses real songs in different genres. I feel like I have reached a new level after 1.5 months with these lessons.
  • francisco partida

    By francisco partida
    cancel may purchase !! please
  • so far so good !

    By Joshneedshelpp
    i’ve played off and on for a couple years now and just recently really trying to stick with it.. played with friends in high school but i’ve learned so much more from the app in just 3 days. great videos. thanks for the free trial, much love Fender.
  • Great so far

    By keyriest
    I’m new, so what do I know? Love the videos that cover technique, great to see how someone else (a legit player) physically executes. Helps make it real. Admit that I also use apps that offer real time listening/reacting to/analyzing technique. They aren’t better, just add another arrow to the quiver. Glaring omission? Native tvOS app. I use airplay but the phone times out and that’s disruptive. Make it, I’ll buy it. In-app purchase even.
  • Stick to making guitars.

    By Halberstam
    Love the guitars so thought I’d try this app out. Worked for a lesson and a half now the videos won’t play. Maybe I should try an iPhone instead of the iPad - load up the app try it on the iPhone - nothing, videos do not load. And before you ask, my WiFi is perfect, when I switch to YouTube or a streaming app - works perfectly with no buffering. Deleted the app - go with Justin Guitar instead. **Update** Got the videos to work - I think Fender may have had a website/server issue - anyway up and running, played the first few sets of videos - enjoyed what I seen, great tips and quick straight to the point lessons. Upped the rating to 3 stars - I’ll rerate once I have went through some more.
  • Good, but needs an iPad and Apple TV version!

    By tjdchi
    Hope they develop iPads and Apple TV versions..
  • I can’t get past log in

    By mattison3
    I use web version but the app version won’t let me sign into my account. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the font settings or what but when I tap screen to enter email the keyboard doesn’t come up! Very disappointed
  • Screen orientation broken

    By Adama9578432
    Learning content is basic. Strongly recommended for beginners to get them up and running! But, on iOS devices, the videos and the core material run in conflicting modes. This requires the user to manually rotate the ipad/iphone and restart the app every 90seconds or so. Very annoying. Notified Fender who said they would post a fix “very soon”. Most recent update did not include a fix for this. Fender, please address this!
  • Funny App

    By Scott.hieatt
    Pretty funny thus far, Fender asking you to pay $10/month for a series of sequential video lessons that are no different than videos you'd find on YouTube. They have a somewhat higher production value to be sure, but the videos are aimed squarely at beginners, who I assume are the largest market for this; but if the beginner is even slightly smart, they'll just hop on YouTube and find 1000s of channels that will teach them exactly want, with much more variety. The "Paths" idea is great, again, particularly if you're a beginner. It's great to have a step-by-step lesson geared at the kind of player you want to become, but to think this is worth $10/month is a bit bizarre. Again, since you can find this exact kind of thing for free (and oftentimes of higher lesson quality) on YouTube. I'm not entirely sure what additions would be worth $10 dollars a month other than providing lessons that are truly teaching you the avant-garde of modern guitar style and technique. Lessons that would be very hard to find a teacher to actually sit down and teach you the rarely understood advanced techniques. This doesn't mean just shred videos (although of course those are fun), but advanced techniques that are relayed from actual session guitarists about unique methods they use in their craft. It would also be great if there were lessons for how to use techniques for the studio, one where they teach you tricks of recording and top-tier song writing that are much more abstract to convey. Of course, celebrity teachers are always fun, and they can draw some eyeballs. Right now, there isn't much beyond the Fender name to command the price, and until they have an influx of truly unique lesson material, I can't see this endeavor being a lasting success. Guitar players who spend money are a smart bunch, and I think they'll realize their getting duped here.
  • Where is my path??? **Updates

    By Vivianzh233
    I am a very very real beginner, with zero guitar experience. I newly got a Fender guitar to start with, so I downloaded and subscribed this app. However, the my path function in the app always shows an error, and nothing comes up. I cannot find a solution on the website. The website version of my path works, and the lessons are great! The New Year deal is reasonable, too. I would keep it a 3-star because of the website version, but the app really needs some improvement in 2018! **Updates: I just got the reply from the developer yesterday. Because of the time difference, I did not have a chance to email them on time. But when I checked the app this morning, the problem is fixed!!! I am definitely willing to change my previous star rating, although they did not ask me to do so. Best developer team I have ever seen! Good job, Fender!