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Kala Ukulele and Songbook App

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Kala ukulele app is the fastest way to tune your ukulele and learn new songs. Includes easy-to-play-along chords, lyrics and backing tracks, Color Chord system, and real feedback! It’s easy: The app breaks down songs into four simple ukulele chords that you will be able to master in an instant. No knowledge of tabs or sheet music required. Have fun with easy-to-play versions of over 100 traditional songs for free, or subscribe to get full access to over 2000 hit songs offered by Musopia. The perfect learning tool for beginners and an awesome songbook for more advanced players, our app also works perfectly with the Color Chords system. Simply follow our easy-to-use play along system to learn how to play ukulele songs today! Kala ukulele app displays the songs in a play-along style with easy chords, lyrics, and adjustable backing tracks. The app uses your device’s microphone to track your playing and offers you high-level feedback on how to improve your skills and speed up your progress. You can also enhance your learning experience with chords and strumming video tutorials, which can be accessed whenever you need. Only 10 minutes of daily practice will have you playing your first song today and rocking with your friends in no time! Why both beginner and advanced ukulele players LOVE the Kala ukulele app: - Forget the frustration with complicated notes and tabs. - Four simple chords that will have you playing new songs in no time. - Signature Color Chords song category that matches the Learn to Play Color Chord System. - Get useful tips on how to improve your skills: kala ukulele tracks your performance and gives you feedback. - Extra tools that will help you learn: tutorial videos, adjustable tempo, transposing to easier chords, chord charts, and a strum machine. - Super accurate and easy-to-use tuner. - Select your favorite songs from the music library to create your own songbook. - Carry the best songs and lyrics in your pocket so you can throw a ukulele play-along party wherever you go! After downloading Kala ukulele app, you will receive a free 4-day trial of Musopia’s premium subscription which offers a full access to the interactive songbook with over 2000 hit songs. The use of Kala Song Selection, Color Chords Song Selection and the Tuner will always be free. DO YOU LIKE OUR APP? We want to know how we can improve your learning experience and will be thrilled to hear what you think about kala ukulele! Send your feedback to info@fourchords.com Contact Kala: Facebook.com/KalaBrandMusic, Twitter.com/kalabrandmusic Important Subscription information kala ukulele’s partner Musopia offers 1-month and 1-year FULL ACCESS subscriptions that unlock unlimited access to Musopia’s Premium Catalog and their new weekly releases. Subscription purchases are charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of the purchase. All subscriptions will be AUTOMATICALLY RENEWED unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period. Your iTunes account will be charged the renewal price, which equals the price of the original subscription, within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renew by going to your Account settings after purchase. Subscriptions are non-refundable and may not be canceled during an active subscription period. Musopia’s privacy policy can be found at https://musopia.net/privacy Musopia’s terms of use can be found at https://musopia.net/terms/
Awsome app
by rfhhjhfded on 2019/11/05 00:05
But I pooped my pants whenever i play
Music Utopia...not!
by Kari H. on 2019/11/02 06:18
What a great idea, horribly squandered. I think a talented developer could really make this “chordal karaoke” into something amazing. Musopia has put wasted energy into developing 4 different apps that all do the same thing, FourChords Guitar Songbook, Justin Guitar Beginning Lessons, Kala Ukulele and Songbook, and Ukulele Karaoke. They could have created just one app called FourChords and let us choose between guitar and ukulele in the settings, instead there are 2 separate guitar apps and 2 ukulele apps that are redundant. I’ve been checking in with these Musopia apps for years and they haven’t change anything meaningful. Look at the version history, it's mostly "stability improvements". How about an option for left handed players, or a better song browser. Having to search through hundreds of songs alphabetically seems very beta. How about a chord progression song search, that's what the whole "four chords" premise is based on to begin with, being able to play tons of songs from the same progression! If I learn a song that is C,F,G let me then search for all the songs that contain these chords- building on what we know is how we learn music. In the end it just feels like some kind of promotional tool for JustinGuitar.com(talk about overkill on the how to strum a chord videos). I'm asking that someone please take this wonderful premise, and develop it into streamlined app.
LOVE this app
by Fluffernuts on 2019/10/27 00:17
Perfect for a beginner who wants to play songs to sing along with.
Good... but... $$
by 24 RavenAMP on 2019/10/19 17:00
So, this app gives you a free trial. I didn’t know about this, and a few days after I downloaded the app, it said I had to buy a subscription to be able to play or even access certain songs. The ones it DID let me play, it only let me play for like 30 seconds. But the tuner is free, and that is good (the only good thing about this app). You should get it if you are willing to pay.
Awesome....but...
by Sharell The Cookie on 2019/10/13 20:44
It’s a cool app I just wish I could have more free songs and more free pop songs besides that ✨ awesome!
Not sure why some are complaining, Fantastic app
by Smealek on 2019/09/28 02:57
I love the playfulness and general Hawaii/ukulele vibe the whole UI has. Also I have to mention the songs are definitely beginner friendly and it is super nice that the melody is thrown in—it definitely beats guessing it! Just wanted to say a big thank you to Kala and the developers behind the app!!! Much love ♥️♥️♥️
Worth every penny!
by Nielgraphics on 2019/09/16 03:35
Always thought the Ukulele was too difficult until Kala came into my life. My confidence has skyrocketed !
Great
by Afeeleys on 2019/09/13 03:27
I’m really enjoying this app so far, I only wish there was a bit more instruction on the fingering for the chords. Love the large selection of songs and ease and f following along for a beginner !
Perfect for beginners
by collleeeeeeeencah on 2019/09/07 17:24
I took one lesson before subscribing to kala and it is the perfect way to learn strums chords and keeping the beat! Slowly getting closer to singing along as well
Teacher
by happytouke on 2019/09/05 01:46
I use this app in my music classroom to quickly tune my ukulele. Many of the songs on the app I use in my grade 3-5 classes. It’s a great resource!
I’m addicted to the ukulele
by beck a leck on 2019/09/03 04:46
Excellent choices of songs. I’m learning so much. Do you have a guitar app too that is similar ?
Yee
by banana.chan on 2019/09/02 20:40
I wish you could listen to all the songs and play them the premium thing is not cool it’s like a pay to play
Good App
by Normal_NormalType on 2019/09/02 18:19
This is probably one of the best and cheapest ukulele apps I’ve found so far and I really enjoy the large selection of songs that are available
This is pretty cool
by seanzo33 on 2019/08/24 15:14
This is the only app I’ve ever rated or written a review for, but this is app is actually awesome so I gotta I’ve credit where credits due. 100% the best app for learning the uke. 5 stars.
Great
by Chad3434 on 2019/08/23 22:49
For someone that never played before.
LOVE THIS APP
by clarefain on 2019/08/14 07:31
I was trying to turn my ukulele so I downloaded this app and it tells you when your string is to high or to low and when it said they where all perfect is turned a A minor and it was PERFECT
Wish there were more free options
by LAYS CHIPS THE FIRST on 2019/08/13 13:21
I come from a cheap family and a not rich so if I ask if I could pay for this than I would get “the look” and a no so I’m sad I can’t practice as many songs as I would like but otherwise it’s kind of good. I also wish that the chords would go with the song more
Crashes on my iPhone 7
by Arekatla on 2019/08/13 04:31
It crashes every time I open the app.. very sad .. and
👍👍
by rzbqu on 2019/08/07 02:32
I really enjoy this app it is really good for learning ukulele.
Kala tuner
by Smoothlkdat on 2019/08/06 06:04
Best ukulele tuner in the App Store. And it is much more than just a tuner. Awesome app!!!
This is App glitches and doesn't work
by Gods child 22 on 2019/07/30 16:33
It won't even let me on it I tried a thousand times it just kicks me of or falls asleep😐
Love Kala
by Stitch and rip on 2019/07/28 22:17
Great to have good affordable ukuleles!!
It listens to me play
by Chrishaynga on 2019/07/27 23:17
I love this app it tells me when the chord is wrong, adjusts to my speed, and gives me feedback. It challenges me to learn. It has lots of songs. If I could add anything I would add an individual chord listening part so I could practice the chords giving me problems until the muscle memory was there.
Absolutely Amazing
by Tjayjames99 on 2019/07/18 13:30
Just starting out as a beginner and I’ve already made significant progress. Couldn’t ask for a better app! 🤙🏽
Learning for the First Time!
by Dstrom05 on 2019/07/17 22:00
I have always wanted to learn how to play the Ukulele and the Kala app is helping me get there!
Love it
by chel cabell on 2019/07/16 01:34
Love this app😍so helpful
The app keeps crashing
by happysunshine81 on 2019/07/15 00:18
The only reason I give it a one is from the second I even downloaded it I can’t even use it because it crashes while trying to load. :/
Tuner and more
by KFreeley on 2019/07/14 09:29
Got this just to have a tuner So was very surprised at all the extras!!
Wrong charge description
by BLAAAHH BLAAH on 2019/07/14 00:16
Although super excited about the app. It says when you subscribe for a year it will coast 19.99 but in reality the app and I store charges you 33.99. WTH ..???
Perfect app to keep you playing!
by Eve13021 on 2019/07/12 02:50
This is my first uke. I’ve tired guitar here and there years ago but need stuck with it because I didn’t have consistent instruction. The kala app keeps my uke and tune and there are plenty of songs to learn easily- with chord and strum overview. Additionally the ability to adjust the tempo of the play along song makes it fool proof. Finally I love that the app hears what I’m playing and scores how well I did- it keeps me motivated :)
Easy to use.
by Presshandstands530 on 2019/07/11 21:51
This app is a great learning tool. What I like about it is that you can slow down the songs then speed them up when ready. I use the tuning tool everyday even though I have one attached to my Uke.
Really in joying it. It is fun. J
by inoyance on 2019/07/09 02:14
🎖🎖🎖🎖🎖
Strumming
by new uke on 2019/07/07 14:20
Fun app. Chords are easily learned just wish the strumming was displayed during th song
Love it
by Jo-Ann123 on 2019/07/07 00:49
I love this app
Coolest
by Trout0953114 on 2019/07/05 23:06
I have Jimmy with ukulele and my cord’s
Amazing App
by juanivilla on 2019/07/03 04:57
I love this app. I’m learning to play the ukelele at 32 years old. I have never played an instrument. This app makes it so doable and fun. There is a huge selection of songs. So happy to have found this!
Amazing tuner
by 𝚈𝚎𝚎𝚝𝚞𝚜 on 2019/07/02 04:05
This is by far the best tuner and I don’t even have a kala ukulele. I will update the review once I have used everything else in the app except the tuner.
Great!!!!!!
by ShadowLadi1938838: on 2019/06/30 18:12
This is soooo great. I knew nothing of ukulele. I took one lesson, learned a few chords, and now I can play everything. Disappointing that you have to buy after like 5 days, but so awesome!
Great way to start
by BibbidiBob on 2019/06/30 17:33
I am not musically gifted but strumming along is so much fun I love it. This app is a good way to get started.
Ukulele pure enjoyment
by de d dina on 2019/06/25 22:58
Best and easiest technique to follow
Song upload issue
by Disneykid19 on 2019/06/25 21:07
The app will not allow me to open up any song I try to play, I tried paying the monthly subscription but it still doesn’t not let me play any song.
Mahalo🎵Aloha
by Hoaaloha on 2019/06/23 00:17
Excellent app, provided tuner that I was looking for and other features that r leading me brilliant places beyond what I thought I was was seeking.✌️
Like playing guitar hero!
by LizJ99 on 2019/06/21 13:38
I love this app. It was easy to use and fun like real life guitar hero. I look forward to practicing and would play longer if it didn’t hurt my fingers. Fun and education app!
Fun way to learn!
by Gimmegold on 2019/06/19 08:32
Great graphics! Sign up!
Tuner no longer works on iPhone X
by Eekeek on 2019/06/13 20:53
Used to love this app but it seems that upon upgrading to iPhone X the tuner has stopped working even though the microphone has been enabled.
Great app for beginners
by she_so_granger on 2019/06/13 00:29
This is a great app for beginners. I have learned several new chords and I can play several simple songs after about a week!
Great app but won’t open after latest update!!!
by nicouke on 2019/06/11 01:42
Please fix developers! Lastest update is hosed. App won’t open at all. Uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail.
Awesome App but 2.2.1 update seems broken
by Aland34444 on 2019/06/09 15:55
I had never played an instrument before when I bought my first Kala uke 5 months ago. This app really helped me to learn all the chords and, more importantly, to smooth out my chord changes. I stopped going to paid uke lessons and just used this app almost every day. It’s a great app if you’re starting out whether you have a Kala uke or any other brand of uke. The annual subscription is well worth every penny. I’ve even recommended the app to friends who already play guitar in a band and want to learn the uke. However, since installing the 2.2.1 update 3 days ago the app no longer opens on my iPhone. After uninstalling and reinstalling the app it will open the first time I use it, but if I close the app it won’t open again without completely removing and reinstalling. I reached out to support on their web site but have not had a response. Hopefully they have a resolution soon.
Great App, Small Downfall
by Best!!!!App!!!!Ever!!!! on 2019/06/08 19:44
This app is amazing which is why it’s downfall is so sad, you only get four free days and after, you have to pay like $35 a year which isn’t but if you don’t like to pay for apps this is not one you’ll want permanently. Otherwise it’s great!!!!
Tuner problem and trouble pausing the song
by I❤️doggos_socute on 2019/06/04 18:16
This app is ok, Let’s start with the tuner. I had another app before this with a tuner, my ukulele was tuned and ready to go in SECONDS. However, with this app it took a while, the tuner had a hard time deciding whether the note was in tune or not. Now moving on to pausing the songs, sometimes when I was playing a song I would need to stop the song, but the song is hard to pause, I still don’t know how I do it. I just click random areas in hope the song would stop. Other than this the app lets you pick what tempo you want and helps you keep the tempo and every thing else it’s supposed to.
Excellent start
by Dr. Garner on 2019/05/31 19:03
The tuner is awesome and the app get you going at your own pace,before you know it your playing ukelele to some really cool songs. No more need for printed instructions that are so difficult to prop open and read. This app sets your pace, helps with timing and provides beautiful graphics for learning chords.
Trusted the app and broke a string
by applecoconutlemon on 2019/05/25 01:02
I’m a beginner, wanted to tune up my ukulele, and all was well until it kept saying “too low” for the last string. I felt it was going too tight, but what do I know? Trusted the app, and now I need to buy a new sting :((
Great for all ages
by Talkenhorn on 2019/05/20 03:32
I have had the app for a couple of weeks. You get a week free to try it before you have to pay for the subscription. I am an elementary music teacher and I think this will be a lot of fun for my 2nd year ukulele students. The subscription isn’t cheap but I believe I will be able to have a lot of application for this app.
This is better than expensive class I’m taking
by mspepper on 2019/05/18 21:50
The class has been pretty good but often instructions are confusing. Or maybe the pace is just too fast for me. The ability to slow things WASAAYYYA DOWN, both strumming and songs is a lifesaver. Also I like the library of songs. One request?! The visuals showing the guy fingering the chords are not real useful. Should be shot from a better angle so we can see his fingers on the frets.
Awesome and helpful!
by camdaman10366 on 2019/05/16 21:07
I love this app! I am learning ukulele and I am so lucky to have found this app! I like that there are so many good songs. There are a couple that I couldn’t find that I wanted but maybe they can be played on the uke. The price is super cheap too! $34 a yr is pretty darn good for this app. I do wish the videos were a bit longer and more detailed but this is a really cool app!
Baritone Ike
by RAS49 on 2019/05/14 04:35
I just got a baritone Ike. The tag said to download this app. Disappointed that the app is for a soprano or tenor uke. Don’t think it will help with a baritone uke tuning.
Could be a lot better
by ukulele girl wowie on 2019/04/30 01:22
It should give u any songs and don’t pay. Because in the starter kit it said free app so it should be songs tooo but they make u pay. Angry! Also a 10 year old is writing yet
ONLY WORKING TUNING APP
by scrilleta on 2019/04/25 00:34
LITERALLY THE ONLY TUNING APP THAT WORKED THANK YOU. 😭😭🙌🙌
Not really sure about this one 👎
by Yaler opal plouytfg on 2019/04/24 00:02
Im a new Ukulele player and I have been looking for some apps that could possibly help, but this one isn't one of my favorites. I mean, it only gives you about 4️⃣ days until the “trial” ends. Kala said it was a free app so it shouldn't have a trial, especially for beginners. That is why I made this 3 stars because of this reason. Thank you for reading i hope you can fix it. ( a really good app is GuitarTuna, its #36 or #35 in the music category 🤗)
No progress
by AleighT on 2019/04/21 23:40
I love this app and I bought the full version but there is nothing for my song progress. If it doesn’t get fixed then I wasted 30$
Great idea but ...
by Nifery23 on 2019/04/21 14:00
So the app is awesome. However when I bought the ukulele I was under the impression I’d have access to a lot of the tutorials and videos for more than just a week. That’s what I thought I was paying for. I could’ve gotten a better quality ukulele otherwise. I spent the money because I thought the app would have more access. But overall it’s a good app for me as a beginner. I like the results after a song and that you can change the tempo.
LOVE THIS APP
by Hchibbles on 2019/04/20 16:28
I just bought this off of Amazon a month ago and now I know how to read music and it’s so fun and easy to learn. Best purchase I’ve made in awhile, my family was so surprised to see I learned so quickly.
I😍kala
by jdutch02 on 2019/04/19 16:39
I tots love doing this. I get to play my favorite songs and also play for my friends and family
Great app to help you learn and play the ukulele
by Beazer777 on 2019/04/18 23:04
Got the app downloaded when I purchased my kala ukulele. Love the follow along with the beat and the cords. Help to learn how to play the ukulele. Lots of great songs that come with the full version
Yippee
by Delanaheidrich on 2019/04/12 00:59
My grown children might be making fun of this old lady learning to play ukulele with a kids’ instrument, but am loving this color coded, step-by-step approach with its book and online components! Kala can teach an old dog new tricks!
To expensive.
by Jackson,marks2040 on 2019/04/04 16:48
This app isn’t anything special. So I never use it and deleted it off my phone. BUT I didn’t realize I had to cancel my subscription?!?! Even though I only paid for ONE year. So they took another 34.99$ of my money for 2019 subscription and won’t refund me. For an app that I wont use or like to use. So I would defiantly not recommend this to anyone. Waste of time and MONEY. Such a rip off.
THIS APP IS AWSOME
by Lujanson on 2019/04/03 20:14
I really like the app. I started playing not long ago and I already know how to play lota of songs. It is a really cool app. I LOVE IT
easy to learn
by Natmose on 2019/04/02 02:56
i feel like i’m learning fast!
Liar liar pants on fire
by mrmoo12345*67890 on 2019/03/14 21:42
When I got my ukulele, it had an ad for this app on it and it said the app was 100% free. However, after 4 or 5 days, you have to pay money, or else you only get 29 second previews of most of the songs. The app is pretty good otherwise.
App is great! Couple concerns.
by 1224grant on 2019/03/14 02:34
Great app. You learn so fast that you can’t believe how much you’ve accomplished. I like this app but it does not teach you how to pluck. Could be better.
Great app
by BlackMare36 on 2019/03/10 18:46
I got my first Ukulele for Christmas and downloaded the app soon after. It has been great and super helpful. I would like if there were a few more options and songs I knew. But other wise it is perfect!!!😁
Fun time
by Mix-o-lot on 2019/03/09 21:55
Great for beginners
Very good for new and experienced players
by hbgfggvffgyb on 2019/03/09 14:52
When I got this app I just thought it would Teach me the Basics but within the first day or two I was playing songs and I still use this app now. It has popular new songs and a very easy why to learn.
Elem school
by music1teach1 on 2019/03/08 20:35
Are use this with my Apple TV in my music classroom. It’s very user-friendly.
Great app!!
by Dragonsrule!!!! on 2019/03/07 00:37
The only downside is that without membership you get a limited amount of songs, I love the free song a week though! Always looking forwards too it!
Ukelele
by New to Strings on 2019/02/23 23:15
I love the app. It has helped me learn the basic chords which I needed!
Loads of fun
by mcffnp on 2019/02/23 03:45
Really enjoying the app. So easy to get started. But having an issue with not being able to log in on iPad, but can login on phone just fine. Also not tracking my progress, but I still enjoy seeing progress at the end of each song.
Okay/fine
by CatElise009 on 2019/02/20 22:17
Really stupid how it’s supposed to be an app where you can learn to play songs on your ukulele but you have to pay to learn any of the songs. But It’s good to help you tune your ukulele, not for actually learning to play songs on the ukulele. Which is why I gave it three stars because that’s what the app is supposed to be for.
Excellent App For Tuning
by Dealfiner on 2019/02/19 02:58
Unlike other apps, this app tells you if you’re too high or too low so you know exactly which way to turn the knobs
Cannot stop the app
by Jj air on 2019/02/18 17:51
There is a bug using this app in the iPhone XR. If I put it in the video mode I cannot exit it. I have to force my phone to reboot.
Amazing app
by sukuleleplayer1 on 2019/02/17 20:26
I've had my ukulele for 2 years and never got the hang of it. I bought the app and now I'm playing lots of songs. I love it!
Great App
by sf 715 on 2019/02/16 14:12
Gear App. Very intuitive. I bought this App from a recommendation and I’m very glad that I did. Thanks Kala!!
Love this
by jadeepoo9936 on 2019/02/15 17:28
I love this app it teaches you how to strum and play a ton of songs I have made a lot of progress in this app it is just absolutely amazing.
Yay or Nay
by stqrmy_cl0ud on 2019/02/11 01:24
OK, I don’t have a Kala Ukulele. I have a Luna. But this app is amazing.The tuner actually works and it will tell you when all of them are in tune, unlike other apps. Which don’t to my uke right. My only request is, more Billie Eilish!!! She is a god and her songs are so precious. As of now, only “Lovely” and “Ocean Eyes” are on the app. I would enjoy songs like “Party Favor” and “ idontwannabeyouanymore”. But there are some flaws, like with the play alongs. It should almost be like a Tutorial. Like it shows you how to play the chords, THEN gets into the song. Just my opinion, no tea, no shade. - <3 Luna
Awesome
by vwbrianwv on 2019/02/10 01:13
Really good job on the app wife is doing great learning from it
Beginner
by Ditto987 on 2019/02/07 14:37
As a beginner to the ukelele I’ve found this particular app to be the most helpful. It shows you all you need to learn in order to play chords and eventually a song. I’ve only been at this for a few weeks but have found this app incredibly useful.
Great stuff
by Kaisla26 on 2019/01/28 00:48
👌
Love love love this app!
by Margemk on 2019/01/27 04:54
It helps you tune your uke , and then it teaches you songs! Easy enough for any beginner.
Good app, could be better.
by HumanBeing051467839 on 2019/01/20 20:10
It’s a good app it’s just that you have to pay like most apps. I mean I get it. You need money in order to survive when it comes to apps and companies but I wish you wouldn’t have to pay.
So fun to learn to play!
by windupmike on 2019/01/18 07:18
My wife and I are both loving the Kala app. We love that there are so many great songs to play. The scrolling bar makes it pretty intuitive. It really helps to play along with the app. I love how lots of songs can be played a step up or a step down. That can help when the chords are more difficult or when a song is sung outside of my vocal range. It’s fun to have the lyrics and sing along! I love the built in tuner and the song selection is pretty strong, too. I love when the app also shows a strumming pattern for a song. It would be cool if there were a place to suggest new songs. All in all, great app! I recommend it all of the time!!
AMAZING
by ShelbyCrookes on 2019/01/17 00:51
I bought a ukelele YEARS ago but could never tune it. I tried several apps and none really worked. I have a Makala and this app is the BEST. It tuned my ukelele and taught me so easily and fast to the point where it blew my mind. I’m very excited to actually sit down and learn because of this app
Loved it
by Uke95 on 2019/01/14 15:54
Most engaging way to learn the ukelele. It is really hard to know where to start on your own but this app makes it fun and easy to learn. It's features cover all the things you'll need to learn and it has everything from beginner songs to advanced.
To hard for beginners on the gutair
by 🐯føxÿ🐯 on 2019/01/12 05:45
I like listening to the songs but one thing is that when you try to play one of the easiest songs on the game you still can do it! Can you add a easy thing because all ur songs are really hard to play you don’t even give us much time to do a song because the notes come by too fast! I’m rating this game 2 stars because I wanted to learn how to play the guitar but this game doesn’t really teach you anything but playing songs I’ll rate this game 5 stars if u can make it easier and make it so you have more time to get the correct note on playing the guitar! U did kinda good on this game I’m waiting for you to change and I’ll rate you 5 stars thank you! 😁
Great app from the good folks at Kala Brand Music
by NetJess on 2019/01/09 02:18
I have three Kala Ukulele and didn't know they offered this app till tonight. Great practice feature with the songs and score. Tuner feature is nice. This will especially be a help to beginners.
Love it! Although,
by -H.M on 2019/01/06 02:59
Kala ukulele is AMAZING the only thing I found wrong about it was I bought the full version though my iPhone but, even though I used the same account it won’t give me the full account on my iPad. Again great app I’ve learned so much on it and definitely recommend it to any new uke player out there!
Amazing.
by 1Msippi on 2019/01/05 18:53
We picked up a Kala concert for our 12yo and within a week she played Sunshine on My Shoulders by John Denver for her grandmother and brought her to tears. Well worth the purchase price. The app works well.
Old timer
by Ridemiles on 2019/01/05 03:19
Great app nice selection of tunes
THE BEST UKULELE APP EVER
by IlOvEtAyLoRsOmUcH on 2019/01/04 21:54
omg i never do ratings but i just got a ukulele and this is the best app to learn stuff on
Fun app
by Spagheddi on 2019/01/03 05:26
Having fun learning the ukulele great app
Awesome App but 2.2.1 update seems broken
by Aland34444 on 2019/06/09 15:55
I had never played an instrument before when I bought my first Kala uke 5 months ago. This app really helped me to learn all the chords and, more importantly, to smooth out my chord changes. I stopped going to paid uke lessons and just used this app almost every day. It’s a great app if you’re starting out whether you have a Kala uke or any other brand of uke. The annual subscription is well worth every penny. I’ve even recommended the app to friends who already play guitar in a band and want to learn the uke. However, since installing the 2.2.1 update 3 days ago the app no longer opens on my iPhone. After uninstalling and reinstalling the app it will open the first time I use it, but if I close the app it won’t open again without completely removing and reinstalling. I reached out to support on their web site but have not had a response. Hopefully they have a resolution soon.
Awesome app
by liz del oro on 2018/04/07 00:35
Over a year ago I got a ukulele. I had some books that showed how to play the chords and I started playing. Then this past Christmas I received an iTunes gift card and I got this app and I love it. It has tons of songs from old traditional to the Beatles to Adele and more and they are always adding new songs. When you pick a song the app plays the melody and you play the chords and as the melody is playing it shows you what chord to play next. When the song is over it will say show results and it will rate how well you did on that song. For each song it also shows you a strumming technique to use for that song. I am having so much fun with this app. It also has a tuner so you can tune your ukulele first. If you are trying to learn the ukulele this app is for you.
Good - Could be Better
by Jwolfe10 on 2018/12/27 20:57
I received a Kala Ukelele Starter kit for Christmas. I like the app but think a few things could be improved. The first thing that comes to mind is the whole “starter kit” marketing. The kit is really just the ukele - anyone can download this App... I would give purchasers of this starter kit some sort of incentive like a free year to the full app. From what I understand you could buy any ukelele and use the kala app. The second thing is the lessons in the app. They are so so, as mentioned by others most are about 10 second clips with a zoomed in camera and no real tips. My final complain is that in the progress section of the app - none of my playing is saving. I’d love to see my progress and have played numerous songs to completion but it still says that I need to play songs to add data. On the positive I really like the interface of the strings to guide you as you play. The app has the right foundation just needs a couple tweaks and the kala starter kit needs more bang for its buck - doesn’t really separate itself from any other ukelele.
So fun to learn to play!
by windupmike on 2019/01/18 07:18
My wife and I are both loving the Kala app. We love that there are so many great songs to play. The scrolling bar makes it pretty intuitive. It really helps to play along with the app. I love how lots of songs can be played a step up or a step down. That can help when the chords are more difficult or when a song is sung outside of my vocal range. It’s fun to have the lyrics and sing along! I love the built in tuner and the song selection is pretty strong, too. I love when the app also shows a strumming pattern for a song. It would be cool if there were a place to suggest new songs. All in all, great app! I recommend it all of the time!!
Better, faster
by Nutsonewfs on 2018/12/06 17:59
Okay, I just thought I couldn’t play the uke and was so sad. I have a great instrument and it was gathering dust. I’ve tried books and videos and while I learned some basics nothing helped me get past the hurdle to playing. In one week with the app, I’m already seeing good progress. It’s easy to play along with the ocarina and scrolling music and the videos seem to cover every question. The app makes learning fun and completely nonjudgmental.
Tuner problem and trouble pausing the song
by I❤️doggos_socute on 2019/06/04 18:16
This app is ok, Let’s start with the tuner. I had another app before this with a tuner, my ukulele was tuned and ready to go in SECONDS. However, with this app it took a while, the tuner had a hard time deciding whether the note was in tune or not. Now moving on to pausing the songs, sometimes when I was playing a song I would need to stop the song, but the song is hard to pause, I still don’t know how I do it. I just click random areas in hope the song would stop. Other than this the app lets you pick what tempo you want and helps you keep the tempo and every thing else it’s supposed to.
To hard for beginners on the gutair
by 🐯føxÿ🐯 on 2019/01/12 05:45
I like listening to the songs but one thing is that when you try to play one of the easiest songs on the game you still can do it! Can you add a easy thing because all ur songs are really hard to play you don’t even give us much time to do a song because the notes come by too fast! I’m rating this game 2 stars because I wanted to learn how to play the guitar but this game doesn’t really teach you anything but playing songs I’ll rate this game 5 stars if u can make it easier and make it so you have more time to get the correct note on playing the guitar! U did kinda good on this game I’m waiting for you to change and I’ll rate you 5 stars thank you! 😁
Best Uke App I’ve found yet!
by Anewbern on 2018/11/15 00:55
I can’t say enough great things about this ukulele app. It is an all in one ukulele app with quality functionality, quality songs and EVERYTHING you need to start playing songs immediately and correctly. I love the catalog of songs and the fact that they give you a strumming pattern is what sold me. Strumming pattern has been my greatest challenge in learning to play songs using tab or chords online. It’s amazing and I’ll be a subscriber for life!
Great learning tool
by Trini5501 on 2018/01/11 02:04
I have no experience with stringed instruments. In fact the only instrument I ever played was the Steel Pan in high school. Guitars etc. have always been intimidating. I got a Color Chord Ukulele for Christmas and can already play along with several songs. The videos, the finger placement guide, the strumming guide and the feedback are all incredibly easy to use and helpful tools. I like that I can search for songs with the notes that I feel most comfortable playing.
This is better than expensive class I’m taking
by mspepper on 2019/05/18 21:50
The class has been pretty good but often instructions are confusing. Or maybe the pace is just too fast for me. The ability to slow things WASAAYYYA DOWN, both strumming and songs is a lifesaver. Also I like the library of songs. One request?! The visuals showing the guy fingering the chords are not real useful. Should be shot from a better angle so we can see his fingers on the frets.
Incredible app for teaching yourself to play
by ukecampergal on 2018/08/03 21:08
I have never played a stringed instrument...haven’t played any instrument, since high school and I am 61 now... This app has helped me learn the different strumming patterns, play chords...and many great tunes...of which some are current hits...So worth the money for the annual fee. Just wish you could also get this app on a Microsoft based notebook or tablet...several friends want to get this but don’t have an iOS based device...darn
Perfect app to keep you playing!
by Eve13021 on 2019/07/12 02:50
This is my first uke. I’ve tired guitar here and there years ago but need stuck with it because I didn’t have consistent instruction. The kala app keeps my uke and tune and there are plenty of songs to learn easily- with chord and strum overview. Additionally the ability to adjust the tempo of the play along song makes it fool proof. Finally I love that the app hears what I’m playing and scores how well I did- it keeps me motivated :)
Great for beginners!
by swmorrisus on 2018/01/20 22:15
I started learning to play the ukulele a couple of months ago and I have really enjoyed the app and have already signed up for the subscription. The app is easy to navigate, simple to follow and packed with information. The only thing I would like to see is the ability to scroll through the tab to get a feel for the songs before starting they streaming play along. Great job!
Nice app. First time learning to play an instrument.
by Karen the cat on 2018/04/18 23:52
I just bought my first ukulele (never played an instrument before) and had my heart set on a Kala. I was so happy to find they had this free app. It’s really sweet and has very helpful features. The tuner is great. I really like that it’s easy to use. I am already learning a song and am excited to see all the available ones they have. It is helping me to love my ukulele. 💙
Just OK
by Shawnjuanster on 2018/12/02 15:27
This app has a nice tuner and some fun songs to play. As someone new to playing music, I find their tutorial to be lacking. The tutorials for chords are links to videos that last 10 seconds without any verbal instruction. They need to offer more for people actually trying to learn music. Like suggested finger placement, as I find some of the chords difficult to place my fingers for. Also for the iPhone 10 and 10S they have not optimized their app for these phones screens. It is often cut off near the top of the screen.
Awesome and helpful!
by camdaman10366 on 2019/05/16 21:07
I love this app! I am learning ukulele and I am so lucky to have found this app! I like that there are so many good songs. There are a couple that I couldn’t find that I wanted but maybe they can be played on the uke. The price is super cheap too! $34 a yr is pretty darn good for this app. I do wish the videos were a bit longer and more detailed but this is a really cool app!
Perfect tuning app!
by Nicholas C7 on 2017/04/21 18:19
Functions absolutely perfectly, loads up instantly, and works right away! As a begginer it gives you a quick tutorial on how to use it and I've never had tuning issues since. As long as you're not trying to tune in a loud room with a ton of other noises this thing is a breeze to use. 5 stars and highly reccomended!
Great idea but ...
by Nifery23 on 2019/04/21 14:00
So the app is awesome. However when I bought the ukulele I was under the impression I’d have access to a lot of the tutorials and videos for more than just a week. That’s what I thought I was paying for. I could’ve gotten a better quality ukulele otherwise. I spent the money because I thought the app would have more access. But overall it’s a good app for me as a beginner. I like the results after a song and that you can change the tempo.
Great for all ages
by Talkenhorn on 2019/05/20 03:32
I have had the app for a couple of weeks. You get a week free to try it before you have to pay for the subscription. I am an elementary music teacher and I think this will be a lot of fun for my 2nd year ukulele students. The subscription isn’t cheap but I believe I will be able to have a lot of application for this app.
Awesome app!!!
by Dashiell Ortiz on 2018/10/12 08:24
I’m a newbie, but I have a passion for music, I’ve been singing in church all my life, and well decided to try the ukulele. I’m telling you, it’s been a week and I’m pretty good at it already, this app has helped me a lot. I love all the songs they have to offer, you can slow down the tempo, and see the strumming pattern with video. What else to ask for? Love it love it love it.
Great
by Red Twig on 2017/12/23 02:28
If you can’t tell the difference between a g and c then you obviously don’t know how to use a tuner. You should make sure you actually know how to use something like this before you give it a bad review. I love the app. I got my makala in September of this year and I love it. It has great songs and has helped my progress on my playing. Thank you so much kala!!
Not really sure about this one 👎
by Yaler opal plouytfg on 2019/04/24 00:02
Im a new Ukulele player and I have been looking for some apps that could possibly help, but this one isn't one of my favorites. I mean, it only gives you about 4️⃣ days until the “trial” ends. Kala said it was a free app so it shouldn't have a trial, especially for beginners. That is why I made this 3 stars because of this reason. Thank you for reading i hope you can fix it. ( a really good app is GuitarTuna, its #36 or #35 in the music category 🤗)
Not sure why some are complaining, Fantastic app
by Smealek on 2019/09/28 02:57
I love the playfulness and general Hawaii/ukulele vibe the whole UI has. Also I have to mention the songs are definitely beginner friendly and it is super nice that the melody is thrown in—it definitely beats guessing it! Just wanted to say a big thank you to Kala and the developers behind the app!!! Much love ♥️♥️♥️
Love it! Although,
by -H.M on 2019/01/06 02:59
Kala ukulele is AMAZING the only thing I found wrong about it was I bought the full version though my iPhone but, even though I used the same account it won’t give me the full account on my iPad. Again great app I’ve learned so much on it and definitely recommend it to any new uke player out there!
It listens to me play
by Chrishaynga on 2019/07/27 23:17
I love this app it tells me when the chord is wrong, adjusts to my speed, and gives me feedback. It challenges me to learn. It has lots of songs. If I could add anything I would add an individual chord listening part so I could practice the chords giving me problems until the muscle memory was there.
Very nice for beginners
by ilovedogsverymuch on 2018/12/28 15:52
I’ve only been playing for 3 days and Kala has allowed me to try a bunch of songs. I can slow down the tempo to change cords easily. I can see whet cords are there before I play the song which allows me to learn new cords as well. It is very helpful and encourages me to get better at playing the ukulele. 😃
Great for Visual Learners!
by Giftmomma on 2018/10/12 02:10
The color-coding system is a great tool for visual learners, including those with visual processing needs. The system makes it easy and you feel successful from the very first song! I went ahead and purchased the yearly rate on the app because I know myself, my husband, and my children will all enjoy it!
Good... but... $$
by 24 RavenAMP on 2019/10/19 17:00
So, this app gives you a free trial. I didn’t know about this, and a few days after I downloaded the app, it said I had to buy a subscription to be able to play or even access certain songs. The ones it DID let me play, it only let me play for like 30 seconds. But the tuner is free, and that is good (the only good thing about this app). You should get it if you are willing to pay.
Love The App!
by Tiffany Elona on 2018/05/06 01:10
I am in love with this app! When I first got my Ukulele I was unsure how to use it, but this app helped me tune, play songs, and now it’s one of my favorite hobbies! I would recommend this app, especially to people who love music. It’s so much easier to use my Ukulele now, to tune, and to have fun! Now I can just enjoy the music 😊
Loved it
by Uke95 on 2019/01/14 15:54
Most engaging way to learn the ukelele. It is really hard to know where to start on your own but this app makes it fun and easy to learn. It's features cover all the things you'll need to learn and it has everything from beginner songs to advanced.
Will not let me purchase
by Cjdjeufj92828 on 2018/10/17 12:51
My trial ended and I love the app, so I decided I would buy the expanded version. Unfortunately, every time I click to purchase the full version, it does nothing. I enter “yes” and it just takes me back to the original screen. I will have to look for other apps until this is fixed. Otherwise, I loved the features of this one and it was easy to learn songs!
Tuner works exceptionally well!
by World's Foremost Expert on 2017/10/22 06:38
This tuner is as good as or better than most commercial tuners sold in music shops. Be sure you're in a quiet environment with no wind hitting the microphone. Can't speak for the lessons, as I have not tried them, but I'll update this review if I have anything to say about them. Great job on the tuner, Kala!
AMAZING
by ShelbyCrookes on 2019/01/17 00:51
I bought a ukelele YEARS ago but could never tune it. I tried several apps and none really worked. I have a Makala and this app is the BEST. It tuned my ukelele and taught me so easily and fast to the point where it blew my mind. I’m very excited to actually sit down and learn because of this app
Very good for new and experienced players
by hbgfggvffgyb on 2019/03/09 14:52
When I got this app I just thought it would Teach me the Basics but within the first day or two I was playing songs and I still use this app now. It has popular new songs and a very easy why to learn.
Fits me perfect
by Tommy2be on 2018/01/09 00:17
This app was exactly what I needed. It just seems like you made it just for me. What I like most is hearing the tune as well. Too many times we have it all wrong. I am a guitar player learning to play the ukulele. I wish this was available when learning the guitar.
Easy to use.
by Presshandstands530 on 2019/07/11 21:51
This app is a great learning tool. What I like about it is that you can slow down the songs then speed them up when ready. I use the tuning tool everyday even though I have one attached to my Uke.
Excellent start
by Dr. Garner on 2019/05/31 19:03
The tuner is awesome and the app get you going at your own pace,before you know it your playing ukelele to some really cool songs. No more need for printed instructions that are so difficult to prop open and read. This app sets your pace, helps with timing and provides beautiful graphics for learning chords.
Loads of fun
by mcffnp on 2019/02/23 03:45
Really enjoying the app. So easy to get started. But having an issue with not being able to log in on iPad, but can login on phone just fine. Also not tracking my progress, but I still enjoy seeing progress at the end of each song.
Not optimized for iPhone X
by Woodsrose on 2018/05/01 06:22
This app gets easily stuck on the landscape screen with iPhone X. Some of the menus are only partly readable due to the black section at the top or left side of the screen depending on if landscape or portrait mode is being used. Since many of the menu options are not entirely readable or respond well to attempted selection, I am unable to use this app to its fullest.
Great place to start
by Leadsop on 2018/03/31 23:52
I bought a beginner Ukulele over Christmas and started using this app shortly after. I use it in my Kindergarten classroom to add music into our day. The kids love it and I enjoy being able play so many songs already!!
Great App!
by brittens11 on 2018/06/20 15:35
I am not a person to usually leave a written review on an app, but this is a fantastic tool for any ukulele player (beginner to advanced). The visuals are great and the songbook is filled with a variety of songs for all levels. Definitely try it out!
Beginner
by Ditto987 on 2019/02/07 14:37
As a beginner to the ukelele I’ve found this particular app to be the most helpful. It shows you all you need to learn in order to play chords and eventually a song. I’ve only been at this for a few weeks but have found this app incredibly useful.
Wonderful!
by i13mel on 2018/03/09 01:03
I got the ukulele as a gift for Christmas and using the ap really is helping to easily get the hang of playing. You can learn in a few different formats and change the tempo to help in learning as well. The tuner is super simple to use as well!
Wish there were more free options
by LAYS CHIPS THE FIRST on 2019/08/13 13:21
I come from a cheap family and a not rich so if I ask if I could pay for this than I would get “the look” and a no so I’m sad I can’t practice as many songs as I would like but otherwise it’s kind of good. I also wish that the chords would go with the song more
Great app
by BlackMare36 on 2019/03/10 18:46
I got my first Ukulele for Christmas and downloaded the app soon after. It has been great and super helpful. I would like if there were a few more options and songs I knew. But other wise it is perfect!!!😁
This is AWESOME
by Islandmarsh on 2018/06/06 01:58
I’ve never played the uke. I’ve owned it for 7 years and never learned how. In the past week, I’ve been enjoying this so much, to the extent that I have to lay off for a few days to let my fingers heal. It is so easy! Thank you!
My favorite app for playing along
by Tiamn on 2018/12/26 00:15
I love this app so much. I was using Riffstation, then Chordify, and always ultimate guitar for tabs. This one is my very favorite. It’s easy to play and sing along at the same time because of the karaoke like format.
Makes learning fun &a easy
by Rayar363 on 2018/12/24 21:50
Feels like you're playing guitar hero with the scrolling notes - may have to get creative with chord fingering but easy to figure out. Great selection of songs that players of all ages will love.
Awesome
by Dalek Extrordinaire on 2018/02/28 02:33
Great app but don’t like having to pay for the membership. I want to be able to get all the songs without having to pay. I know you guys have to make money but I there’s another way to do that. Other than that, no complaints! 👌👍
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Kala ukulele app is the fastest way to tune your ukulele and learn new songs. Includes easy-to-play-along chords, lyrics and backing tracks, Color Chord system, and real feedback! It’s easy: The app breaks down songs into four simple ukulele chords that you will be able to master in an instant. No knowledge of tabs or sheet music required. Have fun with easy-to-play versions of over 100 traditional songs for free, or subscribe to get full access to over 2000 hit songs offered by Musopia. The perfect learning tool for beginners and an awesome songbook for more advanced players, our app also works perfectly with the Color Chords system. Simply follow our easy-to-use play along system to learn how to play ukulele songs today! Kala ukulele app displays the songs in a play-along style with easy chords, lyrics, and adjustable backing tracks. The app uses your device’s microphone to track your playing and offers you high-level feedback on how to improve your skills and speed up your progress. You can also enhance your learning experience with chords and strumming video tutorials, which can be accessed whenever you need. Only 10 minutes of daily practice will have you playing your first song today and rocking with your friends in no time! Why both beginner and advanced ukulele players LOVE the Kala ukulele app: - Forget the frustration with complicated notes and tabs. - Four simple chords that will have you playing new songs in no time. - Signature Color Chords song category that matches the Learn to Play Color Chord System. - Get useful tips on how to improve your skills: kala ukulele tracks your performance and gives you feedback. - Extra tools that will help you learn: tutorial videos, adjustable tempo, transposing to easier chords, chord charts, and a strum machine. - Super accurate and easy-to-use tuner. - Select your favorite songs from the music library to create your own songbook. - Carry the best songs and lyrics in your pocket so you can throw a ukulele play-along party wherever you go! After downloading Kala ukulele app, you will receive a free 4-day trial of Musopia’s premium subscription which offers a full access to the interactive songbook with over 2000 hit songs. The use of Kala Song Selection, Color Chords Song Selection and the Tuner will always be free. DO YOU LIKE OUR APP? We want to know how we can improve your learning experience and will be thrilled to hear what you think about kala ukulele! Send your feedback to info@fourchords.com Contact Kala: Facebook.com/KalaBrandMusic, Twitter.com/kalabrandmusic Important Subscription information kala ukulele’s partner Musopia offers 1-month and 1-year FULL ACCESS subscriptions that unlock unlimited access to Musopia’s Premium Catalog and their new weekly releases. Subscription purchases are charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of the purchase. All subscriptions will be AUTOMATICALLY RENEWED unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period. Your iTunes account will be charged the renewal price, which equals the price of the original subscription, within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renew by going to your Account settings after purchase. Subscriptions are non-refundable and may not be canceled during an active subscription period. Musopia’s privacy policy can be found at https://musopia.net/privacy Musopia’s terms of use can be found at https://musopia.net/terms/
Awsome app
by rfhhjhfded on 2019/11/05 00:05
But I pooped my pants whenever i play
Music Utopia...not!
by Kari H. on 2019/11/02 06:18
What a great idea, horribly squandered. I think a talented developer could really make this “chordal karaoke” into something amazing. Musopia has put wasted energy into developing 4 different apps that all do the same thing, FourChords Guitar Songbook, Justin Guitar Beginning Lessons, Kala Ukulele and Songbook, and Ukulele Karaoke. They could have created just one app called FourChords and let us choose between guitar and ukulele in the settings, instead there are 2 separate guitar apps and 2 ukulele apps that are redundant. I’ve been checking in with these Musopia apps for years and they haven’t change anything meaningful. Look at the version history, it's mostly "stability improvements". How about an option for left handed players, or a better song browser. Having to search through hundreds of songs alphabetically seems very beta. How about a chord progression song search, that's what the whole "four chords" premise is based on to begin with, being able to play tons of songs from the same progression! If I learn a song that is C,F,G let me then search for all the songs that contain these chords- building on what we know is how we learn music. In the end it just feels like some kind of promotional tool for JustinGuitar.com(talk about overkill on the how to strum a chord videos). I'm asking that someone please take this wonderful premise, and develop it into streamlined app.
LOVE this app
by Fluffernuts on 2019/10/27 00:17
Perfect for a beginner who wants to play songs to sing along with.
Good... but... $$
by 24 RavenAMP on 2019/10/19 17:00
So, this app gives you a free trial. I didn’t know about this, and a few days after I downloaded the app, it said I had to buy a subscription to be able to play or even access certain songs. The ones it DID let me play, it only let me play for like 30 seconds. But the tuner is free, and that is good (the only good thing about this app). You should get it if you are willing to pay.
Awesome....but...
by Sharell The Cookie on 2019/10/13 20:44
It’s a cool app I just wish I could have more free songs and more free pop songs besides that ✨ awesome!
Not sure why some are complaining, Fantastic app
by Smealek on 2019/09/28 02:57
I love the playfulness and general Hawaii/ukulele vibe the whole UI has. Also I have to mention the songs are definitely beginner friendly and it is super nice that the melody is thrown in—it definitely beats guessing it! Just wanted to say a big thank you to Kala and the developers behind the app!!! Much love ♥️♥️♥️
Worth every penny!
by Nielgraphics on 2019/09/16 03:35
Always thought the Ukulele was too difficult until Kala came into my life. My confidence has skyrocketed !
Great
by Afeeleys on 2019/09/13 03:27
I’m really enjoying this app so far, I only wish there was a bit more instruction on the fingering for the chords. Love the large selection of songs and ease and f following along for a beginner !
Perfect for beginners
by collleeeeeeeencah on 2019/09/07 17:24
I took one lesson before subscribing to kala and it is the perfect way to learn strums chords and keeping the beat! Slowly getting closer to singing along as well
Teacher
by happytouke on 2019/09/05 01:46
I use this app in my music classroom to quickly tune my ukulele. Many of the songs on the app I use in my grade 3-5 classes. It’s a great resource!
I’m addicted to the ukulele
by beck a leck on 2019/09/03 04:46
Excellent choices of songs. I’m learning so much. Do you have a guitar app too that is similar ?
Yee
by banana.chan on 2019/09/02 20:40
I wish you could listen to all the songs and play them the premium thing is not cool it’s like a pay to play
Good App
by Normal_NormalType on 2019/09/02 18:19
This is probably one of the best and cheapest ukulele apps I’ve found so far and I really enjoy the large selection of songs that are available
This is pretty cool
by seanzo33 on 2019/08/24 15:14
This is the only app I’ve ever rated or written a review for, but this is app is actually awesome so I gotta I’ve credit where credits due. 100% the best app for learning the uke. 5 stars.
Great
by Chad3434 on 2019/08/23 22:49
For someone that never played before.
LOVE THIS APP
by clarefain on 2019/08/14 07:31
I was trying to turn my ukulele so I downloaded this app and it tells you when your string is to high or to low and when it said they where all perfect is turned a A minor and it was PERFECT
Wish there were more free options
by LAYS CHIPS THE FIRST on 2019/08/13 13:21
I come from a cheap family and a not rich so if I ask if I could pay for this than I would get “the look” and a no so I’m sad I can’t practice as many songs as I would like but otherwise it’s kind of good. I also wish that the chords would go with the song more
Crashes on my iPhone 7
by Arekatla on 2019/08/13 04:31
It crashes every time I open the app.. very sad .. and
👍👍
by rzbqu on 2019/08/07 02:32
I really enjoy this app it is really good for learning ukulele.
Kala tuner
by Smoothlkdat on 2019/08/06 06:04
Best ukulele tuner in the App Store. And it is much more than just a tuner. Awesome app!!!
This is App glitches and doesn't work
by Gods child 22 on 2019/07/30 16:33
It won't even let me on it I tried a thousand times it just kicks me of or falls asleep😐
Love Kala
by Stitch and rip on 2019/07/28 22:17
Great to have good affordable ukuleles!!
It listens to me play
by Chrishaynga on 2019/07/27 23:17
I love this app it tells me when the chord is wrong, adjusts to my speed, and gives me feedback. It challenges me to learn. It has lots of songs. If I could add anything I would add an individual chord listening part so I could practice the chords giving me problems until the muscle memory was there.
Absolutely Amazing
by Tjayjames99 on 2019/07/18 13:30
Just starting out as a beginner and I’ve already made significant progress. Couldn’t ask for a better app! 🤙🏽
Learning for the First Time!
by Dstrom05 on 2019/07/17 22:00
I have always wanted to learn how to play the Ukulele and the Kala app is helping me get there!
Love it
by chel cabell on 2019/07/16 01:34
Love this app😍so helpful
The app keeps crashing
by happysunshine81 on 2019/07/15 00:18
The only reason I give it a one is from the second I even downloaded it I can’t even use it because it crashes while trying to load. :/
Tuner and more
by KFreeley on 2019/07/14 09:29
Got this just to have a tuner So was very surprised at all the extras!!
Wrong charge description
by BLAAAHH BLAAH on 2019/07/14 00:16
Although super excited about the app. It says when you subscribe for a year it will coast 19.99 but in reality the app and I store charges you 33.99. WTH ..???
Perfect app to keep you playing!
by Eve13021 on 2019/07/12 02:50
This is my first uke. I’ve tired guitar here and there years ago but need stuck with it because I didn’t have consistent instruction. The kala app keeps my uke and tune and there are plenty of songs to learn easily- with chord and strum overview. Additionally the ability to adjust the tempo of the play along song makes it fool proof. Finally I love that the app hears what I’m playing and scores how well I did- it keeps me motivated :)
Easy to use.
by Presshandstands530 on 2019/07/11 21:51
This app is a great learning tool. What I like about it is that you can slow down the songs then speed them up when ready. I use the tuning tool everyday even though I have one attached to my Uke.
Really in joying it. It is fun. J
by inoyance on 2019/07/09 02:14
🎖🎖🎖🎖🎖
Strumming
by new uke on 2019/07/07 14:20
Fun app. Chords are easily learned just wish the strumming was displayed during th song
Love it
by Jo-Ann123 on 2019/07/07 00:49
I love this app
Coolest
by Trout0953114 on 2019/07/05 23:06
I have Jimmy with ukulele and my cord’s
Amazing App
by juanivilla on 2019/07/03 04:57
I love this app. I’m learning to play the ukelele at 32 years old. I have never played an instrument. This app makes it so doable and fun. There is a huge selection of songs. So happy to have found this!
Amazing tuner
by 𝚈𝚎𝚎𝚝𝚞𝚜 on 2019/07/02 04:05
This is by far the best tuner and I don’t even have a kala ukulele. I will update the review once I have used everything else in the app except the tuner.
Great!!!!!!
by ShadowLadi1938838: on 2019/06/30 18:12
This is soooo great. I knew nothing of ukulele. I took one lesson, learned a few chords, and now I can play everything. Disappointing that you have to buy after like 5 days, but so awesome!
Great way to start
by BibbidiBob on 2019/06/30 17:33
I am not musically gifted but strumming along is so much fun I love it. This app is a good way to get started.
Ukulele pure enjoyment
by de d dina on 2019/06/25 22:58
Best and easiest technique to follow
Song upload issue
by Disneykid19 on 2019/06/25 21:07
The app will not allow me to open up any song I try to play, I tried paying the monthly subscription but it still doesn’t not let me play any song.
Mahalo🎵Aloha
by Hoaaloha on 2019/06/23 00:17
Excellent app, provided tuner that I was looking for and other features that r leading me brilliant places beyond what I thought I was was seeking.✌️
Like playing guitar hero!
by LizJ99 on 2019/06/21 13:38
I love this app. It was easy to use and fun like real life guitar hero. I look forward to practicing and would play longer if it didn’t hurt my fingers. Fun and education app!
Fun way to learn!
by Gimmegold on 2019/06/19 08:32
Great graphics! Sign up!
Tuner no longer works on iPhone X
by Eekeek on 2019/06/13 20:53
Used to love this app but it seems that upon upgrading to iPhone X the tuner has stopped working even though the microphone has been enabled.
Great app for beginners
by she_so_granger on 2019/06/13 00:29
This is a great app for beginners. I have learned several new chords and I can play several simple songs after about a week!
Great app but won’t open after latest update!!!
by nicouke on 2019/06/11 01:42
Please fix developers! Lastest update is hosed. App won’t open at all. Uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail.
Awesome App but 2.2.1 update seems broken
by Aland34444 on 2019/06/09 15:55
I had never played an instrument before when I bought my first Kala uke 5 months ago. This app really helped me to learn all the chords and, more importantly, to smooth out my chord changes. I stopped going to paid uke lessons and just used this app almost every day. It’s a great app if you’re starting out whether you have a Kala uke or any other brand of uke. The annual subscription is well worth every penny. I’ve even recommended the app to friends who already play guitar in a band and want to learn the uke. However, since installing the 2.2.1 update 3 days ago the app no longer opens on my iPhone. After uninstalling and reinstalling the app it will open the first time I use it, but if I close the app it won’t open again without completely removing and reinstalling. I reached out to support on their web site but have not had a response. Hopefully they have a resolution soon.
Great App, Small Downfall
by Best!!!!App!!!!Ever!!!! on 2019/06/08 19:44
This app is amazing which is why it’s downfall is so sad, you only get four free days and after, you have to pay like $35 a year which isn’t but if you don’t like to pay for apps this is not one you’ll want permanently. Otherwise it’s great!!!!
Tuner problem and trouble pausing the song
by I❤️doggos_socute on 2019/06/04 18:16
This app is ok, Let’s start with the tuner. I had another app before this with a tuner, my ukulele was tuned and ready to go in SECONDS. However, with this app it took a while, the tuner had a hard time deciding whether the note was in tune or not. Now moving on to pausing the songs, sometimes when I was playing a song I would need to stop the song, but the song is hard to pause, I still don’t know how I do it. I just click random areas in hope the song would stop. Other than this the app lets you pick what tempo you want and helps you keep the tempo and every thing else it’s supposed to.
Excellent start
by Dr. Garner on 2019/05/31 19:03
The tuner is awesome and the app get you going at your own pace,before you know it your playing ukelele to some really cool songs. No more need for printed instructions that are so difficult to prop open and read. This app sets your pace, helps with timing and provides beautiful graphics for learning chords.
Trusted the app and broke a string
by applecoconutlemon on 2019/05/25 01:02
I’m a beginner, wanted to tune up my ukulele, and all was well until it kept saying “too low” for the last string. I felt it was going too tight, but what do I know? Trusted the app, and now I need to buy a new sting :((
Great for all ages
by Talkenhorn on 2019/05/20 03:32
I have had the app for a couple of weeks. You get a week free to try it before you have to pay for the subscription. I am an elementary music teacher and I think this will be a lot of fun for my 2nd year ukulele students. The subscription isn’t cheap but I believe I will be able to have a lot of application for this app.
This is better than expensive class I’m taking
by mspepper on 2019/05/18 21:50
The class has been pretty good but often instructions are confusing. Or maybe the pace is just too fast for me. The ability to slow things WASAAYYYA DOWN, both strumming and songs is a lifesaver. Also I like the library of songs. One request?! The visuals showing the guy fingering the chords are not real useful. Should be shot from a better angle so we can see his fingers on the frets.
Awesome and helpful!
by camdaman10366 on 2019/05/16 21:07
I love this app! I am learning ukulele and I am so lucky to have found this app! I like that there are so many good songs. There are a couple that I couldn’t find that I wanted but maybe they can be played on the uke. The price is super cheap too! $34 a yr is pretty darn good for this app. I do wish the videos were a bit longer and more detailed but this is a really cool app!
Baritone Ike
by RAS49 on 2019/05/14 04:35
I just got a baritone Ike. The tag said to download this app. Disappointed that the app is for a soprano or tenor uke. Don’t think it will help with a baritone uke tuning.
Could be a lot better
by ukulele girl wowie on 2019/04/30 01:22
It should give u any songs and don’t pay. Because in the starter kit it said free app so it should be songs tooo but they make u pay. Angry! Also a 10 year old is writing yet
ONLY WORKING TUNING APP
by scrilleta on 2019/04/25 00:34
LITERALLY THE ONLY TUNING APP THAT WORKED THANK YOU. 😭😭🙌🙌
Not really sure about this one 👎
by Yaler opal plouytfg on 2019/04/24 00:02
Im a new Ukulele player and I have been looking for some apps that could possibly help, but this one isn't one of my favorites. I mean, it only gives you about 4️⃣ days until the “trial” ends. Kala said it was a free app so it shouldn't have a trial, especially for beginners. That is why I made this 3 stars because of this reason. Thank you for reading i hope you can fix it. ( a really good app is GuitarTuna, its #36 or #35 in the music category 🤗)
No progress
by AleighT on 2019/04/21 23:40
I love this app and I bought the full version but there is nothing for my song progress. If it doesn’t get fixed then I wasted 30$
Great idea but ...
by Nifery23 on 2019/04/21 14:00
So the app is awesome. However when I bought the ukulele I was under the impression I’d have access to a lot of the tutorials and videos for more than just a week. That’s what I thought I was paying for. I could’ve gotten a better quality ukulele otherwise. I spent the money because I thought the app would have more access. But overall it’s a good app for me as a beginner. I like the results after a song and that you can change the tempo.
LOVE THIS APP
by Hchibbles on 2019/04/20 16:28
I just bought this off of Amazon a month ago and now I know how to read music and it’s so fun and easy to learn. Best purchase I’ve made in awhile, my family was so surprised to see I learned so quickly.
I😍kala
by jdutch02 on 2019/04/19 16:39
I tots love doing this. I get to play my favorite songs and also play for my friends and family
Great app to help you learn and play the ukulele
by Beazer777 on 2019/04/18 23:04
Got the app downloaded when I purchased my kala ukulele. Love the follow along with the beat and the cords. Help to learn how to play the ukulele. Lots of great songs that come with the full version
Yippee
by Delanaheidrich on 2019/04/12 00:59
My grown children might be making fun of this old lady learning to play ukulele with a kids’ instrument, but am loving this color coded, step-by-step approach with its book and online components! Kala can teach an old dog new tricks!
To expensive.
by Jackson,marks2040 on 2019/04/04 16:48
This app isn’t anything special. So I never use it and deleted it off my phone. BUT I didn’t realize I had to cancel my subscription?!?! Even though I only paid for ONE year. So they took another 34.99$ of my money for 2019 subscription and won’t refund me. For an app that I wont use or like to use. So I would defiantly not recommend this to anyone. Waste of time and MONEY. Such a rip off.
THIS APP IS AWSOME
by Lujanson on 2019/04/03 20:14
I really like the app. I started playing not long ago and I already know how to play lota of songs. It is a really cool app. I LOVE IT
easy to learn
by Natmose on 2019/04/02 02:56
i feel like i’m learning fast!
Liar liar pants on fire
by mrmoo12345*67890 on 2019/03/14 21:42
When I got my ukulele, it had an ad for this app on it and it said the app was 100% free. However, after 4 or 5 days, you have to pay money, or else you only get 29 second previews of most of the songs. The app is pretty good otherwise.
App is great! Couple concerns.
by 1224grant on 2019/03/14 02:34
Great app. You learn so fast that you can’t believe how much you’ve accomplished. I like this app but it does not teach you how to pluck. Could be better.
Great app
by BlackMare36 on 2019/03/10 18:46
I got my first Ukulele for Christmas and downloaded the app soon after. It has been great and super helpful. I would like if there were a few more options and songs I knew. But other wise it is perfect!!!😁
Fun time
by Mix-o-lot on 2019/03/09 21:55
Great for beginners
Very good for new and experienced players
by hbgfggvffgyb on 2019/03/09 14:52
When I got this app I just thought it would Teach me the Basics but within the first day or two I was playing songs and I still use this app now. It has popular new songs and a very easy why to learn.
Elem school
by music1teach1 on 2019/03/08 20:35
Are use this with my Apple TV in my music classroom. It’s very user-friendly.
Great app!!
by Dragonsrule!!!! on 2019/03/07 00:37
The only downside is that without membership you get a limited amount of songs, I love the free song a week though! Always looking forwards too it!
Ukelele
by New to Strings on 2019/02/23 23:15
I love the app. It has helped me learn the basic chords which I needed!
Loads of fun
by mcffnp on 2019/02/23 03:45
Really enjoying the app. So easy to get started. But having an issue with not being able to log in on iPad, but can login on phone just fine. Also not tracking my progress, but I still enjoy seeing progress at the end of each song.
Okay/fine
by CatElise009 on 2019/02/20 22:17
Really stupid how it’s supposed to be an app where you can learn to play songs on your ukulele but you have to pay to learn any of the songs. But It’s good to help you tune your ukulele, not for actually learning to play songs on the ukulele. Which is why I gave it three stars because that’s what the app is supposed to be for.
Excellent App For Tuning
by Dealfiner on 2019/02/19 02:58
Unlike other apps, this app tells you if you’re too high or too low so you know exactly which way to turn the knobs
Cannot stop the app
by Jj air on 2019/02/18 17:51
There is a bug using this app in the iPhone XR. If I put it in the video mode I cannot exit it. I have to force my phone to reboot.
Amazing app
by sukuleleplayer1 on 2019/02/17 20:26
I've had my ukulele for 2 years and never got the hang of it. I bought the app and now I'm playing lots of songs. I love it!
Great App
by sf 715 on 2019/02/16 14:12
Gear App. Very intuitive. I bought this App from a recommendation and I’m very glad that I did. Thanks Kala!!
Love this
by jadeepoo9936 on 2019/02/15 17:28
I love this app it teaches you how to strum and play a ton of songs I have made a lot of progress in this app it is just absolutely amazing.
Yay or Nay
by stqrmy_cl0ud on 2019/02/11 01:24
OK, I don’t have a Kala Ukulele. I have a Luna. But this app is amazing.The tuner actually works and it will tell you when all of them are in tune, unlike other apps. Which don’t to my uke right. My only request is, more Billie Eilish!!! She is a god and her songs are so precious. As of now, only “Lovely” and “Ocean Eyes” are on the app. I would enjoy songs like “Party Favor” and “ idontwannabeyouanymore”. But there are some flaws, like with the play alongs. It should almost be like a Tutorial. Like it shows you how to play the chords, THEN gets into the song. Just my opinion, no tea, no shade. - <3 Luna
Awesome
by vwbrianwv on 2019/02/10 01:13
Really good job on the app wife is doing great learning from it
Beginner
by Ditto987 on 2019/02/07 14:37
As a beginner to the ukelele I’ve found this particular app to be the most helpful. It shows you all you need to learn in order to play chords and eventually a song. I’ve only been at this for a few weeks but have found this app incredibly useful.
Great stuff
by Kaisla26 on 2019/01/28 00:48
👌
Love love love this app!
by Margemk on 2019/01/27 04:54
It helps you tune your uke , and then it teaches you songs! Easy enough for any beginner.
Good app, could be better.
by HumanBeing051467839 on 2019/01/20 20:10
It’s a good app it’s just that you have to pay like most apps. I mean I get it. You need money in order to survive when it comes to apps and companies but I wish you wouldn’t have to pay.
So fun to learn to play!
by windupmike on 2019/01/18 07:18
My wife and I are both loving the Kala app. We love that there are so many great songs to play. The scrolling bar makes it pretty intuitive. It really helps to play along with the app. I love how lots of songs can be played a step up or a step down. That can help when the chords are more difficult or when a song is sung outside of my vocal range. It’s fun to have the lyrics and sing along! I love the built in tuner and the song selection is pretty strong, too. I love when the app also shows a strumming pattern for a song. It would be cool if there were a place to suggest new songs. All in all, great app! I recommend it all of the time!!
AMAZING
by ShelbyCrookes on 2019/01/17 00:51
I bought a ukelele YEARS ago but could never tune it. I tried several apps and none really worked. I have a Makala and this app is the BEST. It tuned my ukelele and taught me so easily and fast to the point where it blew my mind. I’m very excited to actually sit down and learn because of this app
Loved it
by Uke95 on 2019/01/14 15:54
Most engaging way to learn the ukelele. It is really hard to know where to start on your own but this app makes it fun and easy to learn. It's features cover all the things you'll need to learn and it has everything from beginner songs to advanced.
To hard for beginners on the gutair
by 🐯føxÿ🐯 on 2019/01/12 05:45
I like listening to the songs but one thing is that when you try to play one of the easiest songs on the game you still can do it! Can you add a easy thing because all ur songs are really hard to play you don’t even give us much time to do a song because the notes come by too fast! I’m rating this game 2 stars because I wanted to learn how to play the guitar but this game doesn’t really teach you anything but playing songs I’ll rate this game 5 stars if u can make it easier and make it so you have more time to get the correct note on playing the guitar! U did kinda good on this game I’m waiting for you to change and I’ll rate you 5 stars thank you! 😁
Great app from the good folks at Kala Brand Music
by NetJess on 2019/01/09 02:18
I have three Kala Ukulele and didn't know they offered this app till tonight. Great practice feature with the songs and score. Tuner feature is nice. This will especially be a help to beginners.
Love it! Although,
by -H.M on 2019/01/06 02:59
Kala ukulele is AMAZING the only thing I found wrong about it was I bought the full version though my iPhone but, even though I used the same account it won’t give me the full account on my iPad. Again great app I’ve learned so much on it and definitely recommend it to any new uke player out there!
Amazing.
by 1Msippi on 2019/01/05 18:53
We picked up a Kala concert for our 12yo and within a week she played Sunshine on My Shoulders by John Denver for her grandmother and brought her to tears. Well worth the purchase price. The app works well.
Old timer
by Ridemiles on 2019/01/05 03:19
Great app nice selection of tunes
THE BEST UKULELE APP EVER
by IlOvEtAyLoRsOmUcH on 2019/01/04 21:54
omg i never do ratings but i just got a ukulele and this is the best app to learn stuff on
Fun app
by Spagheddi on 2019/01/03 05:26
Having fun learning the ukulele great app
Awesome App but 2.2.1 update seems broken
by Aland34444 on 2019/06/09 15:55
I had never played an instrument before when I bought my first Kala uke 5 months ago. This app really helped me to learn all the chords and, more importantly, to smooth out my chord changes. I stopped going to paid uke lessons and just used this app almost every day. It’s a great app if you’re starting out whether you have a Kala uke or any other brand of uke. The annual subscription is well worth every penny. I’ve even recommended the app to friends who already play guitar in a band and want to learn the uke. However, since installing the 2.2.1 update 3 days ago the app no longer opens on my iPhone. After uninstalling and reinstalling the app it will open the first time I use it, but if I close the app it won’t open again without completely removing and reinstalling. I reached out to support on their web site but have not had a response. Hopefully they have a resolution soon.
Awesome app
by liz del oro on 2018/04/07 00:35
Over a year ago I got a ukulele. I had some books that showed how to play the chords and I started playing. Then this past Christmas I received an iTunes gift card and I got this app and I love it. It has tons of songs from old traditional to the Beatles to Adele and more and they are always adding new songs. When you pick a song the app plays the melody and you play the chords and as the melody is playing it shows you what chord to play next. When the song is over it will say show results and it will rate how well you did on that song. For each song it also shows you a strumming technique to use for that song. I am having so much fun with this app. It also has a tuner so you can tune your ukulele first. If you are trying to learn the ukulele this app is for you.
Good - Could be Better
by Jwolfe10 on 2018/12/27 20:57
I received a Kala Ukelele Starter kit for Christmas. I like the app but think a few things could be improved. The first thing that comes to mind is the whole “starter kit” marketing. The kit is really just the ukele - anyone can download this App... I would give purchasers of this starter kit some sort of incentive like a free year to the full app. From what I understand you could buy any ukelele and use the kala app. The second thing is the lessons in the app. They are so so, as mentioned by others most are about 10 second clips with a zoomed in camera and no real tips. My final complain is that in the progress section of the app - none of my playing is saving. I’d love to see my progress and have played numerous songs to completion but it still says that I need to play songs to add data. On the positive I really like the interface of the strings to guide you as you play. The app has the right foundation just needs a couple tweaks and the kala starter kit needs more bang for its buck - doesn’t really separate itself from any other ukelele.
So fun to learn to play!
by windupmike on 2019/01/18 07:18
My wife and I are both loving the Kala app. We love that there are so many great songs to play. The scrolling bar makes it pretty intuitive. It really helps to play along with the app. I love how lots of songs can be played a step up or a step down. That can help when the chords are more difficult or when a song is sung outside of my vocal range. It’s fun to have the lyrics and sing along! I love the built in tuner and the song selection is pretty strong, too. I love when the app also shows a strumming pattern for a song. It would be cool if there were a place to suggest new songs. All in all, great app! I recommend it all of the time!!
Better, faster
by Nutsonewfs on 2018/12/06 17:59
Okay, I just thought I couldn’t play the uke and was so sad. I have a great instrument and it was gathering dust. I’ve tried books and videos and while I learned some basics nothing helped me get past the hurdle to playing. In one week with the app, I’m already seeing good progress. It’s easy to play along with the ocarina and scrolling music and the videos seem to cover every question. The app makes learning fun and completely nonjudgmental.
Tuner problem and trouble pausing the song
by I❤️doggos_socute on 2019/06/04 18:16
This app is ok, Let’s start with the tuner. I had another app before this with a tuner, my ukulele was tuned and ready to go in SECONDS. However, with this app it took a while, the tuner had a hard time deciding whether the note was in tune or not. Now moving on to pausing the songs, sometimes when I was playing a song I would need to stop the song, but the song is hard to pause, I still don’t know how I do it. I just click random areas in hope the song would stop. Other than this the app lets you pick what tempo you want and helps you keep the tempo and every thing else it’s supposed to.
To hard for beginners on the gutair
by 🐯føxÿ🐯 on 2019/01/12 05:45
I like listening to the songs but one thing is that when you try to play one of the easiest songs on the game you still can do it! Can you add a easy thing because all ur songs are really hard to play you don’t even give us much time to do a song because the notes come by too fast! I’m rating this game 2 stars because I wanted to learn how to play the guitar but this game doesn’t really teach you anything but playing songs I’ll rate this game 5 stars if u can make it easier and make it so you have more time to get the correct note on playing the guitar! U did kinda good on this game I’m waiting for you to change and I’ll rate you 5 stars thank you! 😁
Best Uke App I’ve found yet!
by Anewbern on 2018/11/15 00:55
I can’t say enough great things about this ukulele app. It is an all in one ukulele app with quality functionality, quality songs and EVERYTHING you need to start playing songs immediately and correctly. I love the catalog of songs and the fact that they give you a strumming pattern is what sold me. Strumming pattern has been my greatest challenge in learning to play songs using tab or chords online. It’s amazing and I’ll be a subscriber for life!
Great learning tool
by Trini5501 on 2018/01/11 02:04
I have no experience with stringed instruments. In fact the only instrument I ever played was the Steel Pan in high school. Guitars etc. have always been intimidating. I got a Color Chord Ukulele for Christmas and can already play along with several songs. The videos, the finger placement guide, the strumming guide and the feedback are all incredibly easy to use and helpful tools. I like that I can search for songs with the notes that I feel most comfortable playing.
This is better than expensive class I’m taking
by mspepper on 2019/05/18 21:50
The class has been pretty good but often instructions are confusing. Or maybe the pace is just too fast for me. The ability to slow things WASAAYYYA DOWN, both strumming and songs is a lifesaver. Also I like the library of songs. One request?! The visuals showing the guy fingering the chords are not real useful. Should be shot from a better angle so we can see his fingers on the frets.
Incredible app for teaching yourself to play
by ukecampergal on 2018/08/03 21:08
I have never played a stringed instrument...haven’t played any instrument, since high school and I am 61 now... This app has helped me learn the different strumming patterns, play chords...and many great tunes...of which some are current hits...So worth the money for the annual fee. Just wish you could also get this app on a Microsoft based notebook or tablet...several friends want to get this but don’t have an iOS based device...darn
Perfect app to keep you playing!
by Eve13021 on 2019/07/12 02:50
This is my first uke. I’ve tired guitar here and there years ago but need stuck with it because I didn’t have consistent instruction. The kala app keeps my uke and tune and there are plenty of songs to learn easily- with chord and strum overview. Additionally the ability to adjust the tempo of the play along song makes it fool proof. Finally I love that the app hears what I’m playing and scores how well I did- it keeps me motivated :)
Great for beginners!
by swmorrisus on 2018/01/20 22:15
I started learning to play the ukulele a couple of months ago and I have really enjoyed the app and have already signed up for the subscription. The app is easy to navigate, simple to follow and packed with information. The only thing I would like to see is the ability to scroll through the tab to get a feel for the songs before starting they streaming play along. Great job!
Nice app. First time learning to play an instrument.
by Karen the cat on 2018/04/18 23:52
I just bought my first ukulele (never played an instrument before) and had my heart set on a Kala. I was so happy to find they had this free app. It’s really sweet and has very helpful features. The tuner is great. I really like that it’s easy to use. I am already learning a song and am excited to see all the available ones they have. It is helping me to love my ukulele. 💙
Just OK
by Shawnjuanster on 2018/12/02 15:27
This app has a nice tuner and some fun songs to play. As someone new to playing music, I find their tutorial to be lacking. The tutorials for chords are links to videos that last 10 seconds without any verbal instruction. They need to offer more for people actually trying to learn music. Like suggested finger placement, as I find some of the chords difficult to place my fingers for. Also for the iPhone 10 and 10S they have not optimized their app for these phones screens. It is often cut off near the top of the screen.
Awesome and helpful!
by camdaman10366 on 2019/05/16 21:07
I love this app! I am learning ukulele and I am so lucky to have found this app! I like that there are so many good songs. There are a couple that I couldn’t find that I wanted but maybe they can be played on the uke. The price is super cheap too! $34 a yr is pretty darn good for this app. I do wish the videos were a bit longer and more detailed but this is a really cool app!
Perfect tuning app!
by Nicholas C7 on 2017/04/21 18:19
Functions absolutely perfectly, loads up instantly, and works right away! As a begginer it gives you a quick tutorial on how to use it and I've never had tuning issues since. As long as you're not trying to tune in a loud room with a ton of other noises this thing is a breeze to use. 5 stars and highly reccomended!
Great idea but ...
by Nifery23 on 2019/04/21 14:00
So the app is awesome. However when I bought the ukulele I was under the impression I’d have access to a lot of the tutorials and videos for more than just a week. That’s what I thought I was paying for. I could’ve gotten a better quality ukulele otherwise. I spent the money because I thought the app would have more access. But overall it’s a good app for me as a beginner. I like the results after a song and that you can change the tempo.
Great for all ages
by Talkenhorn on 2019/05/20 03:32
I have had the app for a couple of weeks. You get a week free to try it before you have to pay for the subscription. I am an elementary music teacher and I think this will be a lot of fun for my 2nd year ukulele students. The subscription isn’t cheap but I believe I will be able to have a lot of application for this app.
Awesome app!!!
by Dashiell Ortiz on 2018/10/12 08:24
I’m a newbie, but I have a passion for music, I’ve been singing in church all my life, and well decided to try the ukulele. I’m telling you, it’s been a week and I’m pretty good at it already, this app has helped me a lot. I love all the songs they have to offer, you can slow down the tempo, and see the strumming pattern with video. What else to ask for? Love it love it love it.
Great
by Red Twig on 2017/12/23 02:28
If you can’t tell the difference between a g and c then you obviously don’t know how to use a tuner. You should make sure you actually know how to use something like this before you give it a bad review. I love the app. I got my makala in September of this year and I love it. It has great songs and has helped my progress on my playing. Thank you so much kala!!
Not really sure about this one 👎
by Yaler opal plouytfg on 2019/04/24 00:02
Im a new Ukulele player and I have been looking for some apps that could possibly help, but this one isn't one of my favorites. I mean, it only gives you about 4️⃣ days until the “trial” ends. Kala said it was a free app so it shouldn't have a trial, especially for beginners. That is why I made this 3 stars because of this reason. Thank you for reading i hope you can fix it. ( a really good app is GuitarTuna, its #36 or #35 in the music category 🤗)
Not sure why some are complaining, Fantastic app
by Smealek on 2019/09/28 02:57
I love the playfulness and general Hawaii/ukulele vibe the whole UI has. Also I have to mention the songs are definitely beginner friendly and it is super nice that the melody is thrown in—it definitely beats guessing it! Just wanted to say a big thank you to Kala and the developers behind the app!!! Much love ♥️♥️♥️
Love it! Although,
by -H.M on 2019/01/06 02:59
Kala ukulele is AMAZING the only thing I found wrong about it was I bought the full version though my iPhone but, even though I used the same account it won’t give me the full account on my iPad. Again great app I’ve learned so much on it and definitely recommend it to any new uke player out there!
It listens to me play
by Chrishaynga on 2019/07/27 23:17
I love this app it tells me when the chord is wrong, adjusts to my speed, and gives me feedback. It challenges me to learn. It has lots of songs. If I could add anything I would add an individual chord listening part so I could practice the chords giving me problems until the muscle memory was there.
Very nice for beginners
by ilovedogsverymuch on 2018/12/28 15:52
I’ve only been playing for 3 days and Kala has allowed me to try a bunch of songs. I can slow down the tempo to change cords easily. I can see whet cords are there before I play the song which allows me to learn new cords as well. It is very helpful and encourages me to get better at playing the ukulele. 😃
Great for Visual Learners!
by Giftmomma on 2018/10/12 02:10
The color-coding system is a great tool for visual learners, including those with visual processing needs. The system makes it easy and you feel successful from the very first song! I went ahead and purchased the yearly rate on the app because I know myself, my husband, and my children will all enjoy it!
Good... but... $$
by 24 RavenAMP on 2019/10/19 17:00
So, this app gives you a free trial. I didn’t know about this, and a few days after I downloaded the app, it said I had to buy a subscription to be able to play or even access certain songs. The ones it DID let me play, it only let me play for like 30 seconds. But the tuner is free, and that is good (the only good thing about this app). You should get it if you are willing to pay.
Love The App!
by Tiffany Elona on 2018/05/06 01:10
I am in love with this app! When I first got my Ukulele I was unsure how to use it, but this app helped me tune, play songs, and now it’s one of my favorite hobbies! I would recommend this app, especially to people who love music. It’s so much easier to use my Ukulele now, to tune, and to have fun! Now I can just enjoy the music 😊
Loved it
by Uke95 on 2019/01/14 15:54
Most engaging way to learn the ukelele. It is really hard to know where to start on your own but this app makes it fun and easy to learn. It's features cover all the things you'll need to learn and it has everything from beginner songs to advanced.
Will not let me purchase
by Cjdjeufj92828 on 2018/10/17 12:51
My trial ended and I love the app, so I decided I would buy the expanded version. Unfortunately, every time I click to purchase the full version, it does nothing. I enter “yes” and it just takes me back to the original screen. I will have to look for other apps until this is fixed. Otherwise, I loved the features of this one and it was easy to learn songs!
Tuner works exceptionally well!
by World's Foremost Expert on 2017/10/22 06:38
This tuner is as good as or better than most commercial tuners sold in music shops. Be sure you're in a quiet environment with no wind hitting the microphone. Can't speak for the lessons, as I have not tried them, but I'll update this review if I have anything to say about them. Great job on the tuner, Kala!
AMAZING
by ShelbyCrookes on 2019/01/17 00:51
I bought a ukelele YEARS ago but could never tune it. I tried several apps and none really worked. I have a Makala and this app is the BEST. It tuned my ukelele and taught me so easily and fast to the point where it blew my mind. I’m very excited to actually sit down and learn because of this app
Very good for new and experienced players
by hbgfggvffgyb on 2019/03/09 14:52
When I got this app I just thought it would Teach me the Basics but within the first day or two I was playing songs and I still use this app now. It has popular new songs and a very easy why to learn.
Fits me perfect
by Tommy2be on 2018/01/09 00:17
This app was exactly what I needed. It just seems like you made it just for me. What I like most is hearing the tune as well. Too many times we have it all wrong. I am a guitar player learning to play the ukulele. I wish this was available when learning the guitar.
Easy to use.
by Presshandstands530 on 2019/07/11 21:51
This app is a great learning tool. What I like about it is that you can slow down the songs then speed them up when ready. I use the tuning tool everyday even though I have one attached to my Uke.
Excellent start
by Dr. Garner on 2019/05/31 19:03
The tuner is awesome and the app get you going at your own pace,before you know it your playing ukelele to some really cool songs. No more need for printed instructions that are so difficult to prop open and read. This app sets your pace, helps with timing and provides beautiful graphics for learning chords.
Loads of fun
by mcffnp on 2019/02/23 03:45
Really enjoying the app. So easy to get started. But having an issue with not being able to log in on iPad, but can login on phone just fine. Also not tracking my progress, but I still enjoy seeing progress at the end of each song.
Not optimized for iPhone X
by Woodsrose on 2018/05/01 06:22
This app gets easily stuck on the landscape screen with iPhone X. Some of the menus are only partly readable due to the black section at the top or left side of the screen depending on if landscape or portrait mode is being used. Since many of the menu options are not entirely readable or respond well to attempted selection, I am unable to use this app to its fullest.
Great place to start
by Leadsop on 2018/03/31 23:52
I bought a beginner Ukulele over Christmas and started using this app shortly after. I use it in my Kindergarten classroom to add music into our day. The kids love it and I enjoy being able play so many songs already!!
Great App!
by brittens11 on 2018/06/20 15:35
I am not a person to usually leave a written review on an app, but this is a fantastic tool for any ukulele player (beginner to advanced). The visuals are great and the songbook is filled with a variety of songs for all levels. Definitely try it out!
Beginner
by Ditto987 on 2019/02/07 14:37
As a beginner to the ukelele I’ve found this particular app to be the most helpful. It shows you all you need to learn in order to play chords and eventually a song. I’ve only been at this for a few weeks but have found this app incredibly useful.
Wonderful!
by i13mel on 2018/03/09 01:03
I got the ukulele as a gift for Christmas and using the ap really is helping to easily get the hang of playing. You can learn in a few different formats and change the tempo to help in learning as well. The tuner is super simple to use as well!
Wish there were more free options
by LAYS CHIPS THE FIRST on 2019/08/13 13:21
I come from a cheap family and a not rich so if I ask if I could pay for this than I would get “the look” and a no so I’m sad I can’t practice as many songs as I would like but otherwise it’s kind of good. I also wish that the chords would go with the song more
Great app
by BlackMare36 on 2019/03/10 18:46
I got my first Ukulele for Christmas and downloaded the app soon after. It has been great and super helpful. I would like if there were a few more options and songs I knew. But other wise it is perfect!!!😁
This is AWESOME
by Islandmarsh on 2018/06/06 01:58
I’ve never played the uke. I’ve owned it for 7 years and never learned how. In the past week, I’ve been enjoying this so much, to the extent that I have to lay off for a few days to let my fingers heal. It is so easy! Thank you!
My favorite app for playing along
by Tiamn on 2018/12/26 00:15
I love this app so much. I was using Riffstation, then Chordify, and always ultimate guitar for tabs. This one is my very favorite. It’s easy to play and sing along at the same time because of the karaoke like format.
Makes learning fun &a easy
by Rayar363 on 2018/12/24 21:50
Feels like you're playing guitar hero with the scrolling notes - may have to get creative with chord fingering but easy to figure out. Great selection of songs that players of all ages will love.
Awesome
by Dalek Extrordinaire on 2018/02/28 02:33
Great app but don’t like having to pay for the membership. I want to be able to get all the songs without having to pay. I know you guys have to make money but I there’s another way to do that. Other than that, no complaints! 👌👍
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