Other lessons in the library include Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters,” Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here,” AC/DC’s “Back In Black,” Passenger’s “Let Her Go” and plenty more. “We show you how to play popular songs without music theory,” the company says, “The easy way to learn to play guitar without guitar tabs information.” When you fire up the app, the black fretboard represents your guitar, and the coloured dots represent your fingers. The dots show you where to put your fingers and which strings to strum. There are left-handed or right-handed views, you can slow down and loop the lesson videos, and there are guitar tabs included too, if you wish to use them.
What I like about this system is that it’s easy to grasp for beginners but it also speaks to how I like to learn these days, which is different to how I studied when I was first starting out. I find that as my playing became more advanced (and I’ve been playing since I was 8), I gradually stopped thinking in note names or fret positions, and instead think in terms of note intervals. Through Coach Guitar’s method the intervals are easily visible right there on the screen, and this would be a great step for players looking to break out of a rut and work on their ear training.