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*** FREE 30 DAY SUBSCRIPTION TRIAL – READ OUR LATEST ISSUE FREE TODAY *** Guitar Techniques is the world's only all-technique guitar magazine, providing lessons in blues, rock, metal, country, classical, acoustic and more. Our teachers are some of the world's finest guitarists, our tab is clear and accurate and our lessons tailored to all abilities. Guitar Techniques now features audio tracks with enhanced tab so you can read, listen, learn and play. Simply tap the play button at the start of the music and off you go. Join thousands of others and download our free app now! ------------------- Once you’ve downloaded our app, you will need to take a free trial or purchase a single issue or subscription to access our in-depth content. We also publish specials and guides - browse our publications, read what interests you most, and get inspired. Back issues, specials, and future issues are available for purchase within the app. Subscriptions are available on 1 month and 1 year terms, and auto-renew until you decide to cancel it. You can cancel your subscription at any point. Individual issues are priced at: Single issue £3.99 / $3.99 / €4.49 With subscription prices at: 1 month £2.49 / $2.99 / €2.99 1 year £26.99 / $35.99 / €35.99 Prices subject to change - please check inside the app for current pricing. *** Please Note: Our digital edition is not printable and does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with the print edition. *** • The free trial offer is only available to new subscribers. If you have previously subscribed then payment will be taken immediately. • You can cancel at any time during the free trial period and you will not be charged. Simply turn off auto-renew in your Apple account subscriptions page at least 24 hours before the auto-renew is due. • Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. • Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. • You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for that product. • You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase . • No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. This does not affect your statutory rights. • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription. • We will be collecting information about your use of the app both when you are online and offline. To find out more please see our privacy policy. The subscription will include the current issue if you don't already own it and subsequently published future issues for the duration of your subscription period. ------------------- By purchasing a subscription or downloading an app you agree that you have read and accept Future Publishing Ltd's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use: www.futureplc.com/app-privacy-policy www.futureplc.com/app-terms-and-conditions
GT is the best Guitar Mag!
by Klaviersonic on 2019/05/10 13:18
Guitar Techniques is the best instructional magazine published in English. (Young Guitar Japan is also great, but obviously is in Japanese). In the US, Guitar Player is mostly fluff, and Guitar World thinks so poorly of its audience that it doesn't even print music above TAB. GT is loaded with licks, lessons, and full songs from cover to cover. The app provides playback and occasional video for each example. Its an amazing learning tool! I would love to see a desktop OS X version of the app - so we can read it on the big screen :)
The best no BS straight down to business Guitar Techniques
by Leif R. on 2018/03/25 17:11
I’ve purchased all guitar mags and even though we all look at the ads most of them are beefed up ads with no real content. This mag is the best one out there I know of. Every issue is packed with loads of guitar riffs and techniques. I’d have to say this is the best guitar mag for any guitar player.
Love it
by jimipack62 on 2017/12/22 12:15
Great app except it crashes a bit and has to be reopened. Like the interactive capabilities and varied lessons . Great app to have
App does not work if you purchased digital through any other vendor
by Colddeadbutt on 2017/12/15 00:38
Garbage. Bought a digital download through Zinio. The zinio reader will not play audio examples. Even though I subscribe to this magazine, I can’t use the zinio subscription on this app. Will never be able to utilize audio examples. Bitter disappointment. Avoid this app and this company.
app hangs and no longer can access old magazines
by H8HUME on 2017/11/11 16:43
App hangs since IOS 11. Can’t read any magazines nor download new ones.
Great app with interactive features, excellent resource!
by ballistim on 2016/10/25 16:11
Previously had left a less than favorable review when having problems with the app on my iPad, several emails from support helped identify a problem and I'm happy to say the app has been working flawlessly for several months with all features. Quality of the lessons and artists featured monthly make this my favorite learning tool & well worth the cost. *Tip* if you see the promotion to buy all back issues, do it! Tons of lessons to choose from, and as a classic rock, blues, and southern rock enthusiast with interests in other styles I can say everything is well represented here. Guitar Techniques is the best guitar lesson magazine available IMO, and having it on my iPad and iPhone to take anywhere? Priceless!
Fix the app
by Bandbox on 2016/10/07 01:29
I can't even open my downloads. My advice is don't get it. Huge disappointment. Great mag, lousy app.
Great Mag!
by Zacharydeanbrown on 2016/05/11 14:07
Great info and very well presented lessons and ideas. For the monthly price, worth every penny.
Great App
by Skeeter1$ on 2016/04/27 23:07
Great Mag and App!
Great magazine great app
by Knownolaw on 2016/03/28 15:50
First let me say I also get the paper edition of the magazine delivered to my house and I use the app as a companion for that. But I love it. I look forward to it coming each month, although it is always a few months behind I suppose because it comes from England. Anyway I think the magazine is extraordinary. You could study each one for months or maybe years. Also, unlike the previous reviewers, I have never had problem with the backing tracks or the sound.
Awesome app
by Dred7 on 2016/03/24 02:58
This app is awesome!
Ratings
by Cr3ate on 2016/03/19 18:49
Asked me to rate the app and when I gave it 1 Star it opened my email instead of saving the ranking to the App Store.
Thbtttt!
by jjabigguy on 2016/02/09 21:31
The tracks don't play. The track animation moves but no sound comes out! What a dud!
Good Material, Poor Delivery
by Casey02115 on 2015/12/26 20:31
There's a lot to like about this app, and a lot of great material, but the backing tracks don't work at all, and the tempo of the full performance tracks modified, which makes learning the riffs more difficult. Giving the user the ability to slow down the tracks would seem like a no-brainer for an app and magazine designed to teach techniques. Hopefully they'll update it at some point. But the failure of the backing tracks to load is a real problem they need to fix right away
Clumsy, cheats the rating system
by YiZzlestic on 2015/12/19 17:32
The app is slow, cumbersome to use, and tries to cheat the rating system by showing a fake rating screen inside the app.
I love the audio and video features
by Gtroates on 2015/11/30 04:51
Guitar Techniques is a great monthly online subscription, I find myself reading from cover to cover and playing along with the song transcriptions backups and lessons with audio and videos. The ability to resize the screen while concentrating on a part or to hear the part played with full backing track is invaluable to me for keeping up my playing chops and learning new techniques. I had been buying the newsstand magazine until I discovered the iPad version, now that I subscribe to the online version I can keep a large amount of the magazines on my iPad or archive my collection and call them back up when I need to look at them again. I save space when I am on airplane trips across country as I can use my iPad for an amp and play along with the magazine through headphones wherever I am.
Good for all levels
by Swamppfoxx on 2015/11/18 15:14
I am an intermediate player and I have a fairly good understanding of Music Theory. I know those words scare a lot of beginning and advanced guitarist. But the way the theory is presented in Guitar Techniques is painless. Little bits at a time, at your own speed. I Think that anyone wanting to learn some music theory along side the TAB method that this is a great "Text Book" for that.
Unreadable previews
by Tmidiman on 2015/10/26 02:12
Check out the Cooking Light app, now! While not perfect, there one thing that sets this app millions of miles above the rest. FULL PAGE SAMPLES!!! Because it doesn't have the micro-view offered by Zino and other Newsstand apps you can actually SEE what an issue offers. You almost want to buy every issue, matter of fact I'm getting a subscription! Imagine-FX, Guitar Techniques, Official Xbox Magazine, Zino and Future Publishing, pay attention and see how it's done right. Bravo Cookling Light Magazine! Who would think to take a great magazine like Guitar Techniques and put it in an app that is unreadable? The blurry cover and Table Of Contents offers no temptation to purchase the magazine or get subscriptions. So you are left with searching for the issue online in hopes of finds a clear description of what is being offered that month. Too much work! Low tech app for a high tech mag. What a shame!
Amazing
by Nintendorocks on 2015/08/26 06:18
Best guitar magazine I've seen around. They have a lot of content and tabs for how to actually improve and learn guitar rather than just telling you to play cliche jazz licks til your brain turns to mush. Keep up the great work
Latest update doesn't work
by Waltershowalter on 2015/08/18 02:28
App freezes. This is on the 8.4.1 iOS iPad gen 4. I've used the app for over a year. Removing the app, restarting, and reinstall seemed to solve the problem
Best guitar mag ever
by Almightyzappa on 2015/03/08 21:33
Whenever I head to my local bookstore and check out the new issues of all the guitar magazines they're all 90% fluff and 10% actual content. This magazine is the exact opposite. There are so many amazing lessons in every issue. From theory to fully tabbed songs to practice licks and phrases. I love the playable tab and videos that are incorporated in the issues now. Also the price point is much more friendly through newsstand. It's a win all around. If you love playing the guitar do yourself a favor and pick it up. The one criticism I have is purely selfish on my part. I'm still a beginner and it does feel like the magazine is generally geared more towards advanced lessons. I'd like a touch more material for people starting out.
Awesome magazine
by Boodreax on 2015/03/03 03:56
The British know how to do magazines. Guitar Techniques is well written, contains lots of informative lessons, and the videos bring it all together. I'm glad it's on News Stand because it's much cheaper and easier to get to here on my iPad.
GREAT!!
by HLRXR on 2015/03/02 23:05
This magazine was already very good in paper, but with this app GT is the closest thing to having a bunch of personal guitar tutors...and way cheaper!!
Love it!
by NWAMacMan on 2015/01/24 02:42
Really enjoying my purchase!
Much Love!
by Mikes jello on 2015/01/13 18:23
This is the best technical guitar magazine in the world. So glad it's digitalized. I would love to see the rest of the back issues with audio someday, but I have a lot of technique to learn from the ones that do, so I am doing just fine.
Good mag, horrible app
by Tttgfres on 2014/12/15 05:06
I am sooo tried of trying to download an issue, it hangs, then I have to go though all of the trouble of deleting the app, turning off the app, reinstalling to get to it, and even then it sometimes hangs. Just not worth the trouble after a while.
Great Instruction Tool
by Rustycage on 2014/08/15 15:34
I'm a digital user, god knows I carry enough paper and other stuff into work every day. This magazine helps bridge a gap in my learning and changing in a positive way. Good articles and instruction techniques.
Hands down, the best!
by J. Purdue on 2014/08/13 22:12
Guitar Techniques magazine has long been my favorite music publication. Having the digital version available is a real money saver too, especially for us here in North America. I love the print edition and always pick up a copy when I can find it, but even when I do, it's expensive. For the cost of just two print editions here in the USA, you can obtain a whole years digital subscription! Finally, I love having a music periodical that's about playing music and playing guitar, and not just another 80-100 page commercial for equipment. Keep up the great work Mates!
Digital user
by Bill buddy on 2014/08/11 23:35
Getting used to digital edition. 98% great. When playing examples, the pause button at bottom disappears until you tap it again. Wastes time in replaying to learn phrases. Can you fix this? Also would love a slowdown feature in updates to the app. Otherwise, I'm so impressed by what you generate each month!
GT
by CJ Hutchins on 2014/07/23 14:49
This is the best publication for serious guitar players by far.
Great instruction
by bert eagle on 2014/05/01 00:10
Been playing for 30 plus years and still find something to take with me from every issue...love the iPad version! only is that I could download audio and keep it as an audio file away from wifi!
Raised the bar
by Silverface on 2014/03/30 14:13
After 45 years of playing I've become bored with 99% of the "educational" material available, finding most to be "quick buck" rehashes of stuff that's been repeatedly cloned (and if that sounded redundant- it was supposed to). Guitar Techniques, however, seems to find a fresh twist in almost everything they present. A bonus is rather than dumping endless repetitions of licks on us, their material has a point to it and a focus - but without being limited to a single style. Well worth the very reasonable price, even to us "old dogs" who think we've been buried under every possible page of tab that could possibly ever be published! Highly recommended!
Fantastic App
by MMO dude2 on 2014/03/05 20:05
This is a fantastic app that motivates you to practice learn new skills and assist any guitar player in evolution.
Great digital mag.
by Halenleeroth on 2014/02/25 19:00
This is a great magazine and the digital version makes it a lot more affordable. I like how they have added audio. It would be cool if you could download the tracks though.
Best way to take lessons, best guitar mag
by TheWalkingDead123 on 2014/01/29 03:26
This is the best guitar mag omg I can't believe I only have to pay 5$ a month...less! then that, a copy of this magazine goes for about 20$ on here a copy is only 3.99 bottom-line 5/5 stars
Great content
by Krispy8888888 on 2014/01/24 19:50
Really enjoy my subscription that I've had for a year. Only feature that I would enjoy more is having the ability to mix jamup pro or other iOS guitar effect processor in with backing track in magazine.
Great content; So-so app
by Dennis Cobb on 2014/01/15 02:50
I'm a huge fan of the content available on this app, but the program itself is nothing special. The interface is about like any other mediocre magazine app, but the content makes using it worth the effort.
Great Publication Print and Digital
by 65jbird on 2014/01/10 05:10
Recently started reading the print version and was thrilled to learn about the digital version with some cool audio and video features. They have made upgrades and appear to listen to readers needs. Pretty cool overall.
Guitar Techniques Forever
by Teotoru on 2014/01/03 16:57
There is no better monthly magazine for enthusiasts. No other publisher provides the consistency and quality of content as GT.
THEY OWE ME!!!
by Pier7 on 2013/12/31 03:07
I purchased this app quite some time ago and had many problems after an upgrade had been released. I lost all of my magazines and had really been given the runaround while trying to get the situation resolved. The App Store was pointing the finger at Future Folio and Future Folio was pointing back. It was made clear to me, that even though they could verify that I had purchased a subscription and purchased ALL of the back issues, there was nothing that they could do for me. There was a known problem with the magazine and they had no fix for it. When I asked about a refund I was told to read their policy on refunds for electronic media. I was originally using an iPhone 4. I purchased an iPad and was able to download the magazines on that. Eventually, an update was released that worked for my iPhone. This took months. I currently have all of the mags except for one issue. The App Store has confirmed that I purchased it, but they say that there is no way that they can allow me to download it unless I pay for it again. The capability to do this does not exist. All this being said, the content is great. I have always liked this publication. The problem that I have is with the support that is not provided. It's hard to believe that Apple and Future Folio expect their customers to accept this. More than discourage any potential customers of theirs, I would like to see them correct this problem and deliver to me, what I paid for. If you purchase this product, good luck!
Love it's
by Blylu on 2013/12/15 15:34
It's awesome, just a small complaint....either make the cover larger or list the content more completely. I hadn't picked up last month yet until I saw at the newsstand Robben Ford and John Squire were both inside. I bought the digital issue immediately after I got home...
Audio issues
by Jeepboy'04 on 2013/12/04 02:51
Would be outstanding 5 stars but no sound during any video playback? Anyone else having same prob?
Upgrades to iPhone 5S; can restore purchases
by Fosterdogmusic on 2013/12/01 02:07
Getting the error "This is not a Test User account" and and asked to "create a new account in the Sandbox environment". I've tried deleting the app and rebooting the phone - nothing works. Please fix.
Freezes and crashes when turning pages.
by SmartyDerp on 2013/09/11 20:12
I love this magazine and the fact that there's audio built into the digital edition is great. However, every time I go to turn a page, the magazine freezes mid turn and then crashes. It's really annoying and I won't subscribe until this issue is fixed.
Awesome publication
by ragnarokzwei on 2013/03/18 16:35
I remember the first time reading this magazine at the Borders magazine rack - and picking up my only print copy for $15! Now on the iPad for $40 a year? There is so much guitar lesson content in each issue. I am a professional guitarist and teacher, and it takes me a while to get through most of an issue. It's a great difficulty level for the more advanced student wanting to get a very broad skill-set and familiarity with the instrument. I would enjoy if the slight blues/rock default tendency were toned down a bit and more acoustic and different world styles were brought in more often. But each magazine issue leaves you more satisfied than 90% of the guitar "books" that are out there. And big props for including the left hand fingering on most of the standard notation. Would be better if they included position markings as well, for those trying to wean themselves off of tab. That fifth star would be if they add in a more interactive music player, with slow-down capability, and the ability to zoom in on the tab when in the player.
gt techniques
by p90pickups on 2013/03/16 17:08
in theory a good idea but reading the tabs is hard .
Terrible on a small screen
by koenvanderdrift on 2013/01/10 11:21
It's just a screenshot of every page of the paper magazine, so very hard to use on the small screen of my iPhone. Constantly zooming and scrolling is not really a good user experience. Glad I just got some free issues first to try out and didn't pay for it.
Fantastic
by John Wilmshurst on 2012/08/29 13:23
All the audio and video worked perfect, a real pleasure. Though offline none of this works, that is to be expected given the limited memory of these devices. A feature I would really like to see is the ability to save a particular backing track into the music folder, for easy reference. This is probably the only disadvantage over the hardcopy version with CD.
Wow!
by P-Tam on 2012/08/07 13:16
A while back I wrote: "Is there any way to include sound files? That would be awesome!" Well, I now feel the best just got better! I just downloaded the latest issue complete with sound files! I now purchased a subscription. What a great magazine. Side note: I am really enjoying the Joe Pass feature. Thanks for including jazz! Great job all around. Thanks so much!
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by Fubonjovi. on 2012/07/24 00:31
The best magazine!! 👍
You just made this app GREAT!!!
by Gregg Simmons on 2012/07/15 22:00
At long last, you get all the benefits of the regular mag! I love that you can finally get an audio clip for the tab. I will renew my subscription for this.
Good, but needs more
by MadceltsMusic on 2012/05/16 17:15
GT is by far the best guitar magazine out there (IMHO), but offering this edition without audio and without a chance for print subscribers (like me) to get it without cost (or with minimal cost) strikes me as very odd indeed. I hear that improvements are on the way, so I will keep watching.
Audio clips
by Flat fifth on 2012/03/20 04:36
Hi, Great magazine. Digital edition would really benefit from supporting audio clips. 5 stars with sound. 3 stars without. Please. Thanks.
No sound. Be like Guitarist. They include sound
by Randmar on 2012/03/17 12:57
Very hard to follow lessons without sound
Great Look, no audio.....
by Guitarhero980 on 2012/03/09 00:29
This magazine looks great on iPad, but it is hard to try to use the magazine to learn from because the audio is not available for the examples. The hard copy magazine has a CD included to play along with. Change this and it's definitely a 5 star app!
Needs CD material
by HRTFXR on 2012/03/08 14:04
This is a great magazine in the print form. The e-version would be a 5 star magazine IF the publisher would embed the lesson material contained in the print version.
Let Down
by MichaelScottHawk on 2011/11/06 05:10
I am glad I bought a single issue and not a complete subscription. All of the chords and riffs reference a cd where one can listen to the bit. This is a digital magazine; I should be able to click play and hear it right on my iPad. Kind of pointless really.
False info
by RFisch on 2011/11/01 20:29
Got the app thinking i could download for free because of my current magazine subscription, as they tend to make u believe when u get it. Instead they Answered me (in a very polite way, btw): To be clear: if you purchased the subscription on the magazine website, rather than from within the app, it won't work. So, to be clear: shame on you, developers!! Waste of time!!!
Not free, not good
by BluesDoc1 on 2011/10/21 11:58
Not only is it not free, it is just a PDF style version of the magazine. Go take a look at GUITARIST, and others that have designed interactive mags that utilize the power of the iOS-- video reviews, lessons, etc. With this trash, you would still have to buy the print version to get the actual lessons, demos, etc. Take this off the shelf until you are actually giving us an electronic mag. GT itself is awesome-- let's get an equally good, interactive version, and I will be the first to subscribe!
Not free
by Brad GD on 2011/10/20 19:27
Nothing to see here folks!
Love it
by jimipack62 on 2017/12/22 12:15
Great app except it crashes a bit and has to be reopened. Like the interactive capabilities and varied lessons . Great app to have
Great app with interactive features, excellent resource!
by ballistim on 2016/10/25 16:11
Previously had left a less than favorable review when having problems with the app on my iPad, several emails from support helped identify a problem and I'm happy to say the app has been working flawlessly for several months with all features. Quality of the lessons and artists featured monthly make this my favorite learning tool & well worth the cost. *Tip* if you see the promotion to buy all back issues, do it! Tons of lessons to choose from, and as a classic rock, blues, and southern rock enthusiast with interests in other styles I can say everything is well represented here. Guitar Techniques is the best guitar lesson magazine available IMO, and having it on my iPad and iPhone to take anywhere? Priceless!
The best no BS straight down to business Guitar Techniques
by Leif R. on 2018/03/25 17:11
I’ve purchased all guitar mags and even though we all look at the ads most of them are beefed up ads with no real content. This mag is the best one out there I know of. Every issue is packed with loads of guitar riffs and techniques. I’d have to say this is the best guitar mag for any guitar player.
GT is the best Guitar Mag!
by Klaviersonic on 2019/05/10 13:18
Guitar Techniques is the best instructional magazine published in English. (Young Guitar Japan is also great, but obviously is in Japanese). In the US, Guitar Player is mostly fluff, and Guitar World thinks so poorly of its audience that it doesn't even print music above TAB. GT is loaded with licks, lessons, and full songs from cover to cover. The app provides playback and occasional video for each example. Its an amazing learning tool! I would love to see a desktop OS X version of the app - so we can read it on the big screen :)
App does not work if you purchased digital through any other vendor
by Colddeadbutt on 2017/12/15 00:38
Garbage. Bought a digital download through Zinio. The zinio reader will not play audio examples. Even though I subscribe to this magazine, I can’t use the zinio subscription on this app. Will never be able to utilize audio examples. Bitter disappointment. Avoid this app and this company.
Awesome publication
by ragnarokzwei on 2013/03/18 16:35
I remember the first time reading this magazine at the Borders magazine rack - and picking up my only print copy for $15! Now on the iPad for $40 a year? There is so much guitar lesson content in each issue. I am a professional guitarist and teacher, and it takes me a while to get through most of an issue. It's a great difficulty level for the more advanced student wanting to get a very broad skill-set and familiarity with the instrument. I would enjoy if the slight blues/rock default tendency were toned down a bit and more acoustic and different world styles were brought in more often. But each magazine issue leaves you more satisfied than 90% of the guitar "books" that are out there. And big props for including the left hand fingering on most of the standard notation. Would be better if they included position markings as well, for those trying to wean themselves off of tab. That fifth star would be if they add in a more interactive music player, with slow-down capability, and the ability to zoom in on the tab when in the player.
app hangs and no longer can access old magazines
by H8HUME on 2017/11/11 16:43
App hangs since IOS 11. Can’t read any magazines nor download new ones.
Fix the app
by Bandbox on 2016/10/07 01:29
I can't even open my downloads. My advice is don't get it. Huge disappointment. Great mag, lousy app.
I love the audio and video features
by Gtroates on 2015/11/30 04:51
Guitar Techniques is a great monthly online subscription, I find myself reading from cover to cover and playing along with the song transcriptions backups and lessons with audio and videos. The ability to resize the screen while concentrating on a part or to hear the part played with full backing track is invaluable to me for keeping up my playing chops and learning new techniques. I had been buying the newsstand magazine until I discovered the iPad version, now that I subscribe to the online version I can keep a large amount of the magazines on my iPad or archive my collection and call them back up when I need to look at them again. I save space when I am on airplane trips across country as I can use my iPad for an amp and play along with the magazine through headphones wherever I am.
Raised the bar
by Silverface on 2014/03/30 14:13
After 45 years of playing I've become bored with 99% of the "educational" material available, finding most to be "quick buck" rehashes of stuff that's been repeatedly cloned (and if that sounded redundant- it was supposed to). Guitar Techniques, however, seems to find a fresh twist in almost everything they present. A bonus is rather than dumping endless repetitions of licks on us, their material has a point to it and a focus - but without being limited to a single style. Well worth the very reasonable price, even to us "old dogs" who think we've been buried under every possible page of tab that could possibly ever be published! Highly recommended!
Digital user
by Bill buddy on 2014/08/11 23:35
Getting used to digital edition. 98% great. When playing examples, the pause button at bottom disappears until you tap it again. Wastes time in replaying to learn phrases. Can you fix this? Also would love a slowdown feature in updates to the app. Otherwise, I'm so impressed by what you generate each month!
Great magazine great app
by Knownolaw on 2016/03/28 15:50
First let me say I also get the paper edition of the magazine delivered to my house and I use the app as a companion for that. But I love it. I look forward to it coming each month, although it is always a few months behind I suppose because it comes from England. Anyway I think the magazine is extraordinary. You could study each one for months or maybe years. Also, unlike the previous reviewers, I have never had problem with the backing tracks or the sound.
Fantastic
by John Wilmshurst on 2012/08/29 13:23
All the audio and video worked perfect, a real pleasure. Though offline none of this works, that is to be expected given the limited memory of these devices. A feature I would really like to see is the ability to save a particular backing track into the music folder, for easy reference. This is probably the only disadvantage over the hardcopy version with CD.
Best guitar mag ever
by Almightyzappa on 2015/03/08 21:33
Whenever I head to my local bookstore and check out the new issues of all the guitar magazines they're all 90% fluff and 10% actual content. This magazine is the exact opposite. There are so many amazing lessons in every issue. From theory to fully tabbed songs to practice licks and phrases. I love the playable tab and videos that are incorporated in the issues now. Also the price point is much more friendly through newsstand. It's a win all around. If you love playing the guitar do yourself a favor and pick it up. The one criticism I have is purely selfish on my part. I'm still a beginner and it does feel like the magazine is generally geared more towards advanced lessons. I'd like a touch more material for people starting out.
Good for all levels
by Swamppfoxx on 2015/11/18 15:14
I am an intermediate player and I have a fairly good understanding of Music Theory. I know those words scare a lot of beginning and advanced guitarist. But the way the theory is presented in Guitar Techniques is painless. Little bits at a time, at your own speed. I Think that anyone wanting to learn some music theory along side the TAB method that this is a great "Text Book" for that.
Unreadable previews
by Tmidiman on 2015/10/26 02:12
Check out the Cooking Light app, now! While not perfect, there one thing that sets this app millions of miles above the rest. FULL PAGE SAMPLES!!! Because it doesn't have the micro-view offered by Zino and other Newsstand apps you can actually SEE what an issue offers. You almost want to buy every issue, matter of fact I'm getting a subscription! Imagine-FX, Guitar Techniques, Official Xbox Magazine, Zino and Future Publishing, pay attention and see how it's done right. Bravo Cookling Light Magazine! Who would think to take a great magazine like Guitar Techniques and put it in an app that is unreadable? The blurry cover and Table Of Contents offers no temptation to purchase the magazine or get subscriptions. So you are left with searching for the issue online in hopes of finds a clear description of what is being offered that month. Too much work! Low tech app for a high tech mag. What a shame!
Good Material, Poor Delivery
by Casey02115 on 2015/12/26 20:31
There's a lot to like about this app, and a lot of great material, but the backing tracks don't work at all, and the tempo of the full performance tracks modified, which makes learning the riffs more difficult. Giving the user the ability to slow down the tracks would seem like a no-brainer for an app and magazine designed to teach techniques. Hopefully they'll update it at some point. But the failure of the backing tracks to load is a real problem they need to fix right away
Love it's
by Blylu on 2013/12/15 15:34
It's awesome, just a small complaint....either make the cover larger or list the content more completely. I hadn't picked up last month yet until I saw at the newsstand Robben Ford and John Squire were both inside. I bought the digital issue immediately after I got home...
Great instruction
by bert eagle on 2014/05/01 00:10
Been playing for 30 plus years and still find something to take with me from every issue...love the iPad version! only is that I could download audio and keep it as an audio file away from wifi!
Not free, not good
by BluesDoc1 on 2011/10/21 11:58
Not only is it not free, it is just a PDF style version of the magazine. Go take a look at GUITARIST, and others that have designed interactive mags that utilize the power of the iOS-- video reviews, lessons, etc. With this trash, you would still have to buy the print version to get the actual lessons, demos, etc. Take this off the shelf until you are actually giving us an electronic mag. GT itself is awesome-- let's get an equally good, interactive version, and I will be the first to subscribe!
Great Publication Print and Digital
by 65jbird on 2014/01/10 05:10
Recently started reading the print version and was thrilled to learn about the digital version with some cool audio and video features. They have made upgrades and appear to listen to readers needs. Pretty cool overall.
Great content
by Krispy8888888 on 2014/01/24 19:50
Really enjoy my subscription that I've had for a year. Only feature that I would enjoy more is having the ability to mix jamup pro or other iOS guitar effect processor in with backing track in magazine.
Much Love!
by Mikes jello on 2015/01/13 18:23
This is the best technical guitar magazine in the world. So glad it's digitalized. I would love to see the rest of the back issues with audio someday, but I have a lot of technique to learn from the ones that do, so I am doing just fine.
Awesome magazine
by Boodreax on 2015/03/03 03:56
The British know how to do magazines. Guitar Techniques is well written, contains lots of informative lessons, and the videos bring it all together. I'm glad it's on News Stand because it's much cheaper and easier to get to here on my iPad.
Amazing
by Nintendorocks on 2015/08/26 06:18
Best guitar magazine I've seen around. They have a lot of content and tabs for how to actually improve and learn guitar rather than just telling you to play cliche jazz licks til your brain turns to mush. Keep up the great work
Great digital mag.
by Halenleeroth on 2014/02/25 19:00
This is a great magazine and the digital version makes it a lot more affordable. I like how they have added audio. It would be cool if you could download the tracks though.
Freezes and crashes when turning pages.
by SmartyDerp on 2013/09/11 20:12
I love this magazine and the fact that there's audio built into the digital edition is great. However, every time I go to turn a page, the magazine freezes mid turn and then crashes. It's really annoying and I won't subscribe until this issue is fixed.
Best way to take lessons, best guitar mag
by TheWalkingDead123 on 2014/01/29 03:26
This is the best guitar mag omg I can't believe I only have to pay 5$ a month...less! then that, a copy of this magazine goes for about 20$ on here a copy is only 3.99 bottom-line 5/5 stars
Great Instruction Tool
by Rustycage on 2014/08/15 15:34
I'm a digital user, god knows I carry enough paper and other stuff into work every day. This magazine helps bridge a gap in my learning and changing in a positive way. Good articles and instruction techniques.
You just made this app GREAT!!!
by Gregg Simmons on 2012/07/15 22:00
At long last, you get all the benefits of the regular mag! I love that you can finally get an audio clip for the tab. I will renew my subscription for this.
Great content; So-so app
by Dennis Cobb on 2014/01/15 02:50
I'm a huge fan of the content available on this app, but the program itself is nothing special. The interface is about like any other mediocre magazine app, but the content makes using it worth the effort.
Terrible on a small screen
by koenvanderdrift on 2013/01/10 11:21
It's just a screenshot of every page of the paper magazine, so very hard to use on the small screen of my iPhone. Constantly zooming and scrolling is not really a good user experience. Glad I just got some free issues first to try out and didn't pay for it.
Wow!
by P-Tam on 2012/08/07 13:16
A while back I wrote: "Is there any way to include sound files? That would be awesome!" Well, I now feel the best just got better! I just downloaded the latest issue complete with sound files! I now purchased a subscription. What a great magazine. Side note: I am really enjoying the Joe Pass feature. Thanks for including jazz! Great job all around. Thanks so much!
Guitar Techniques Forever
by Teotoru on 2014/01/03 16:57
There is no better monthly magazine for enthusiasts. No other publisher provides the consistency and quality of content as GT.
Great Look, no audio.....
by Guitarhero980 on 2012/03/09 00:29
This magazine looks great on iPad, but it is hard to try to use the magazine to learn from because the audio is not available for the examples. The hard copy magazine has a CD included to play along with. Change this and it's definitely a 5 star app!
Latest update doesn't work
by Waltershowalter on 2015/08/18 02:28
App freezes. This is on the 8.4.1 iOS iPad gen 4. I've used the app for over a year. Removing the app, restarting, and reinstall seemed to solve the problem
Good, but needs more
by MadceltsMusic on 2012/05/16 17:15
GT is by far the best guitar magazine out there (IMHO), but offering this edition without audio and without a chance for print subscribers (like me) to get it without cost (or with minimal cost) strikes me as very odd indeed. I hear that improvements are on the way, so I will keep watching.
Let Down
by MichaelScottHawk on 2011/11/06 05:10
I am glad I bought a single issue and not a complete subscription. All of the chords and riffs reference a cd where one can listen to the bit. This is a digital magazine; I should be able to click play and hear it right on my iPad. Kind of pointless really.
GREAT!!
by HLRXR on 2015/03/02 23:05
This magazine was already very good in paper, but with this app GT is the closest thing to having a bunch of personal guitar tutors...and way cheaper!!
Great Mag!
by Zacharydeanbrown on 2016/05/11 14:07
Great info and very well presented lessons and ideas. For the monthly price, worth every penny.
Good mag, horrible app
by Tttgfres on 2014/12/15 05:06
I am sooo tried of trying to download an issue, it hangs, then I have to go though all of the trouble of deleting the app, turning off the app, reinstalling to get to it, and even then it sometimes hangs. Just not worth the trouble after a while.
Audio issues
by Jeepboy'04 on 2013/12/04 02:51
Would be outstanding 5 stars but no sound during any video playback? Anyone else having same prob?
Fantastic App
by MMO dude2 on 2014/03/05 20:05
This is a fantastic app that motivates you to practice learn new skills and assist any guitar player in evolution.
Love it!
by NWAMacMan on 2015/01/24 02:42
Really enjoying my purchase!
Upgrades to iPhone 5S; can restore purchases
by Fosterdogmusic on 2013/12/01 02:07
Getting the error "This is not a Test User account" and and asked to "create a new account in the Sandbox environment". I've tried deleting the app and rebooting the phone - nothing works. Please fix.
GT
by CJ Hutchins on 2014/07/23 14:49
This is the best publication for serious guitar players by far.
Clumsy, cheats the rating system
by YiZzlestic on 2015/12/19 17:32
The app is slow, cumbersome to use, and tries to cheat the rating system by showing a fake rating screen inside the app.
Needs CD material
by HRTFXR on 2012/03/08 14:04
This is a great magazine in the print form. The e-version would be a 5 star magazine IF the publisher would embed the lesson material contained in the print version.
No sound. Be like Guitarist. They include sound
by Randmar on 2012/03/17 12:57
Very hard to follow lessons without sound
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*** FREE 30 DAY SUBSCRIPTION TRIAL – READ OUR LATEST ISSUE FREE TODAY *** Guitar Techniques is the world's only all-technique guitar magazine, providing lessons in blues, rock, metal, country, classical, acoustic and more. Our teachers are some of the world's finest guitarists, our tab is clear and accurate and our lessons tailored to all abilities. Guitar Techniques now features audio tracks with enhanced tab so you can read, listen, learn and play. Simply tap the play button at the start of the music and off you go. Join thousands of others and download our free app now! ------------------- Once you’ve downloaded our app, you will need to take a free trial or purchase a single issue or subscription to access our in-depth content. We also publish specials and guides - browse our publications, read what interests you most, and get inspired. Back issues, specials, and future issues are available for purchase within the app. Subscriptions are available on 1 month and 1 year terms, and auto-renew until you decide to cancel it. You can cancel your subscription at any point. Individual issues are priced at: Single issue £3.99 / $3.99 / €4.49 With subscription prices at: 1 month £2.49 / $2.99 / €2.99 1 year £26.99 / $35.99 / €35.99 Prices subject to change - please check inside the app for current pricing. *** Please Note: Our digital edition is not printable and does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with the print edition. *** • The free trial offer is only available to new subscribers. If you have previously subscribed then payment will be taken immediately. • You can cancel at any time during the free trial period and you will not be charged. Simply turn off auto-renew in your Apple account subscriptions page at least 24 hours before the auto-renew is due. • Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. • Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. • You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for that product. • You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase . • No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. This does not affect your statutory rights. • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription. • We will be collecting information about your use of the app both when you are online and offline. To find out more please see our privacy policy. The subscription will include the current issue if you don't already own it and subsequently published future issues for the duration of your subscription period. ------------------- By purchasing a subscription or downloading an app you agree that you have read and accept Future Publishing Ltd's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use: www.futureplc.com/app-privacy-policy www.futureplc.com/app-terms-and-conditions
GT is the best Guitar Mag!
by Klaviersonic on 2019/05/10 13:18
Guitar Techniques is the best instructional magazine published in English. (Young Guitar Japan is also great, but obviously is in Japanese). In the US, Guitar Player is mostly fluff, and Guitar World thinks so poorly of its audience that it doesn't even print music above TAB. GT is loaded with licks, lessons, and full songs from cover to cover. The app provides playback and occasional video for each example. Its an amazing learning tool! I would love to see a desktop OS X version of the app - so we can read it on the big screen :)
The best no BS straight down to business Guitar Techniques
by Leif R. on 2018/03/25 17:11
I’ve purchased all guitar mags and even though we all look at the ads most of them are beefed up ads with no real content. This mag is the best one out there I know of. Every issue is packed with loads of guitar riffs and techniques. I’d have to say this is the best guitar mag for any guitar player.
Love it
by jimipack62 on 2017/12/22 12:15
Great app except it crashes a bit and has to be reopened. Like the interactive capabilities and varied lessons . Great app to have
App does not work if you purchased digital through any other vendor
by Colddeadbutt on 2017/12/15 00:38
Garbage. Bought a digital download through Zinio. The zinio reader will not play audio examples. Even though I subscribe to this magazine, I can’t use the zinio subscription on this app. Will never be able to utilize audio examples. Bitter disappointment. Avoid this app and this company.
app hangs and no longer can access old magazines
by H8HUME on 2017/11/11 16:43
App hangs since IOS 11. Can’t read any magazines nor download new ones.
Great app with interactive features, excellent resource!
by ballistim on 2016/10/25 16:11
Previously had left a less than favorable review when having problems with the app on my iPad, several emails from support helped identify a problem and I'm happy to say the app has been working flawlessly for several months with all features. Quality of the lessons and artists featured monthly make this my favorite learning tool & well worth the cost. *Tip* if you see the promotion to buy all back issues, do it! Tons of lessons to choose from, and as a classic rock, blues, and southern rock enthusiast with interests in other styles I can say everything is well represented here. Guitar Techniques is the best guitar lesson magazine available IMO, and having it on my iPad and iPhone to take anywhere? Priceless!
Fix the app
by Bandbox on 2016/10/07 01:29
I can't even open my downloads. My advice is don't get it. Huge disappointment. Great mag, lousy app.
Great Mag!
by Zacharydeanbrown on 2016/05/11 14:07
Great info and very well presented lessons and ideas. For the monthly price, worth every penny.
Great App
by Skeeter1$ on 2016/04/27 23:07
Great Mag and App!
Great magazine great app
by Knownolaw on 2016/03/28 15:50
First let me say I also get the paper edition of the magazine delivered to my house and I use the app as a companion for that. But I love it. I look forward to it coming each month, although it is always a few months behind I suppose because it comes from England. Anyway I think the magazine is extraordinary. You could study each one for months or maybe years. Also, unlike the previous reviewers, I have never had problem with the backing tracks or the sound.
Awesome app
by Dred7 on 2016/03/24 02:58
This app is awesome!
Ratings
by Cr3ate on 2016/03/19 18:49
Asked me to rate the app and when I gave it 1 Star it opened my email instead of saving the ranking to the App Store.
Thbtttt!
by jjabigguy on 2016/02/09 21:31
The tracks don't play. The track animation moves but no sound comes out! What a dud!
Good Material, Poor Delivery
by Casey02115 on 2015/12/26 20:31
There's a lot to like about this app, and a lot of great material, but the backing tracks don't work at all, and the tempo of the full performance tracks modified, which makes learning the riffs more difficult. Giving the user the ability to slow down the tracks would seem like a no-brainer for an app and magazine designed to teach techniques. Hopefully they'll update it at some point. But the failure of the backing tracks to load is a real problem they need to fix right away
Clumsy, cheats the rating system
by YiZzlestic on 2015/12/19 17:32
The app is slow, cumbersome to use, and tries to cheat the rating system by showing a fake rating screen inside the app.
I love the audio and video features
by Gtroates on 2015/11/30 04:51
Guitar Techniques is a great monthly online subscription, I find myself reading from cover to cover and playing along with the song transcriptions backups and lessons with audio and videos. The ability to resize the screen while concentrating on a part or to hear the part played with full backing track is invaluable to me for keeping up my playing chops and learning new techniques. I had been buying the newsstand magazine until I discovered the iPad version, now that I subscribe to the online version I can keep a large amount of the magazines on my iPad or archive my collection and call them back up when I need to look at them again. I save space when I am on airplane trips across country as I can use my iPad for an amp and play along with the magazine through headphones wherever I am.
Good for all levels
by Swamppfoxx on 2015/11/18 15:14
I am an intermediate player and I have a fairly good understanding of Music Theory. I know those words scare a lot of beginning and advanced guitarist. But the way the theory is presented in Guitar Techniques is painless. Little bits at a time, at your own speed. I Think that anyone wanting to learn some music theory along side the TAB method that this is a great "Text Book" for that.
Unreadable previews
by Tmidiman on 2015/10/26 02:12
Check out the Cooking Light app, now! While not perfect, there one thing that sets this app millions of miles above the rest. FULL PAGE SAMPLES!!! Because it doesn't have the micro-view offered by Zino and other Newsstand apps you can actually SEE what an issue offers. You almost want to buy every issue, matter of fact I'm getting a subscription! Imagine-FX, Guitar Techniques, Official Xbox Magazine, Zino and Future Publishing, pay attention and see how it's done right. Bravo Cookling Light Magazine! Who would think to take a great magazine like Guitar Techniques and put it in an app that is unreadable? The blurry cover and Table Of Contents offers no temptation to purchase the magazine or get subscriptions. So you are left with searching for the issue online in hopes of finds a clear description of what is being offered that month. Too much work! Low tech app for a high tech mag. What a shame!
Amazing
by Nintendorocks on 2015/08/26 06:18
Best guitar magazine I've seen around. They have a lot of content and tabs for how to actually improve and learn guitar rather than just telling you to play cliche jazz licks til your brain turns to mush. Keep up the great work
Latest update doesn't work
by Waltershowalter on 2015/08/18 02:28
App freezes. This is on the 8.4.1 iOS iPad gen 4. I've used the app for over a year. Removing the app, restarting, and reinstall seemed to solve the problem
Best guitar mag ever
by Almightyzappa on 2015/03/08 21:33
Whenever I head to my local bookstore and check out the new issues of all the guitar magazines they're all 90% fluff and 10% actual content. This magazine is the exact opposite. There are so many amazing lessons in every issue. From theory to fully tabbed songs to practice licks and phrases. I love the playable tab and videos that are incorporated in the issues now. Also the price point is much more friendly through newsstand. It's a win all around. If you love playing the guitar do yourself a favor and pick it up. The one criticism I have is purely selfish on my part. I'm still a beginner and it does feel like the magazine is generally geared more towards advanced lessons. I'd like a touch more material for people starting out.
Awesome magazine
by Boodreax on 2015/03/03 03:56
The British know how to do magazines. Guitar Techniques is well written, contains lots of informative lessons, and the videos bring it all together. I'm glad it's on News Stand because it's much cheaper and easier to get to here on my iPad.
GREAT!!
by HLRXR on 2015/03/02 23:05
This magazine was already very good in paper, but with this app GT is the closest thing to having a bunch of personal guitar tutors...and way cheaper!!
Love it!
by NWAMacMan on 2015/01/24 02:42
Really enjoying my purchase!
Much Love!
by Mikes jello on 2015/01/13 18:23
This is the best technical guitar magazine in the world. So glad it's digitalized. I would love to see the rest of the back issues with audio someday, but I have a lot of technique to learn from the ones that do, so I am doing just fine.
Good mag, horrible app
by Tttgfres on 2014/12/15 05:06
I am sooo tried of trying to download an issue, it hangs, then I have to go though all of the trouble of deleting the app, turning off the app, reinstalling to get to it, and even then it sometimes hangs. Just not worth the trouble after a while.
Great Instruction Tool
by Rustycage on 2014/08/15 15:34
I'm a digital user, god knows I carry enough paper and other stuff into work every day. This magazine helps bridge a gap in my learning and changing in a positive way. Good articles and instruction techniques.
Hands down, the best!
by J. Purdue on 2014/08/13 22:12
Guitar Techniques magazine has long been my favorite music publication. Having the digital version available is a real money saver too, especially for us here in North America. I love the print edition and always pick up a copy when I can find it, but even when I do, it's expensive. For the cost of just two print editions here in the USA, you can obtain a whole years digital subscription! Finally, I love having a music periodical that's about playing music and playing guitar, and not just another 80-100 page commercial for equipment. Keep up the great work Mates!
Digital user
by Bill buddy on 2014/08/11 23:35
Getting used to digital edition. 98% great. When playing examples, the pause button at bottom disappears until you tap it again. Wastes time in replaying to learn phrases. Can you fix this? Also would love a slowdown feature in updates to the app. Otherwise, I'm so impressed by what you generate each month!
GT
by CJ Hutchins on 2014/07/23 14:49
This is the best publication for serious guitar players by far.
Great instruction
by bert eagle on 2014/05/01 00:10
Been playing for 30 plus years and still find something to take with me from every issue...love the iPad version! only is that I could download audio and keep it as an audio file away from wifi!
Raised the bar
by Silverface on 2014/03/30 14:13
After 45 years of playing I've become bored with 99% of the "educational" material available, finding most to be "quick buck" rehashes of stuff that's been repeatedly cloned (and if that sounded redundant- it was supposed to). Guitar Techniques, however, seems to find a fresh twist in almost everything they present. A bonus is rather than dumping endless repetitions of licks on us, their material has a point to it and a focus - but without being limited to a single style. Well worth the very reasonable price, even to us "old dogs" who think we've been buried under every possible page of tab that could possibly ever be published! Highly recommended!
Fantastic App
by MMO dude2 on 2014/03/05 20:05
This is a fantastic app that motivates you to practice learn new skills and assist any guitar player in evolution.
Great digital mag.
by Halenleeroth on 2014/02/25 19:00
This is a great magazine and the digital version makes it a lot more affordable. I like how they have added audio. It would be cool if you could download the tracks though.
Best way to take lessons, best guitar mag
by TheWalkingDead123 on 2014/01/29 03:26
This is the best guitar mag omg I can't believe I only have to pay 5$ a month...less! then that, a copy of this magazine goes for about 20$ on here a copy is only 3.99 bottom-line 5/5 stars
Great content
by Krispy8888888 on 2014/01/24 19:50
Really enjoy my subscription that I've had for a year. Only feature that I would enjoy more is having the ability to mix jamup pro or other iOS guitar effect processor in with backing track in magazine.
Great content; So-so app
by Dennis Cobb on 2014/01/15 02:50
I'm a huge fan of the content available on this app, but the program itself is nothing special. The interface is about like any other mediocre magazine app, but the content makes using it worth the effort.
Great Publication Print and Digital
by 65jbird on 2014/01/10 05:10
Recently started reading the print version and was thrilled to learn about the digital version with some cool audio and video features. They have made upgrades and appear to listen to readers needs. Pretty cool overall.
Guitar Techniques Forever
by Teotoru on 2014/01/03 16:57
There is no better monthly magazine for enthusiasts. No other publisher provides the consistency and quality of content as GT.
THEY OWE ME!!!
by Pier7 on 2013/12/31 03:07
I purchased this app quite some time ago and had many problems after an upgrade had been released. I lost all of my magazines and had really been given the runaround while trying to get the situation resolved. The App Store was pointing the finger at Future Folio and Future Folio was pointing back. It was made clear to me, that even though they could verify that I had purchased a subscription and purchased ALL of the back issues, there was nothing that they could do for me. There was a known problem with the magazine and they had no fix for it. When I asked about a refund I was told to read their policy on refunds for electronic media. I was originally using an iPhone 4. I purchased an iPad and was able to download the magazines on that. Eventually, an update was released that worked for my iPhone. This took months. I currently have all of the mags except for one issue. The App Store has confirmed that I purchased it, but they say that there is no way that they can allow me to download it unless I pay for it again. The capability to do this does not exist. All this being said, the content is great. I have always liked this publication. The problem that I have is with the support that is not provided. It's hard to believe that Apple and Future Folio expect their customers to accept this. More than discourage any potential customers of theirs, I would like to see them correct this problem and deliver to me, what I paid for. If you purchase this product, good luck!
Love it's
by Blylu on 2013/12/15 15:34
It's awesome, just a small complaint....either make the cover larger or list the content more completely. I hadn't picked up last month yet until I saw at the newsstand Robben Ford and John Squire were both inside. I bought the digital issue immediately after I got home...
Audio issues
by Jeepboy'04 on 2013/12/04 02:51
Would be outstanding 5 stars but no sound during any video playback? Anyone else having same prob?
Upgrades to iPhone 5S; can restore purchases
by Fosterdogmusic on 2013/12/01 02:07
Getting the error "This is not a Test User account" and and asked to "create a new account in the Sandbox environment". I've tried deleting the app and rebooting the phone - nothing works. Please fix.
Freezes and crashes when turning pages.
by SmartyDerp on 2013/09/11 20:12
I love this magazine and the fact that there's audio built into the digital edition is great. However, every time I go to turn a page, the magazine freezes mid turn and then crashes. It's really annoying and I won't subscribe until this issue is fixed.
Awesome publication
by ragnarokzwei on 2013/03/18 16:35
I remember the first time reading this magazine at the Borders magazine rack - and picking up my only print copy for $15! Now on the iPad for $40 a year? There is so much guitar lesson content in each issue. I am a professional guitarist and teacher, and it takes me a while to get through most of an issue. It's a great difficulty level for the more advanced student wanting to get a very broad skill-set and familiarity with the instrument. I would enjoy if the slight blues/rock default tendency were toned down a bit and more acoustic and different world styles were brought in more often. But each magazine issue leaves you more satisfied than 90% of the guitar "books" that are out there. And big props for including the left hand fingering on most of the standard notation. Would be better if they included position markings as well, for those trying to wean themselves off of tab. That fifth star would be if they add in a more interactive music player, with slow-down capability, and the ability to zoom in on the tab when in the player.
gt techniques
by p90pickups on 2013/03/16 17:08
in theory a good idea but reading the tabs is hard .
Terrible on a small screen
by koenvanderdrift on 2013/01/10 11:21
It's just a screenshot of every page of the paper magazine, so very hard to use on the small screen of my iPhone. Constantly zooming and scrolling is not really a good user experience. Glad I just got some free issues first to try out and didn't pay for it.
Fantastic
by John Wilmshurst on 2012/08/29 13:23
All the audio and video worked perfect, a real pleasure. Though offline none of this works, that is to be expected given the limited memory of these devices. A feature I would really like to see is the ability to save a particular backing track into the music folder, for easy reference. This is probably the only disadvantage over the hardcopy version with CD.
Wow!
by P-Tam on 2012/08/07 13:16
A while back I wrote: "Is there any way to include sound files? That would be awesome!" Well, I now feel the best just got better! I just downloaded the latest issue complete with sound files! I now purchased a subscription. What a great magazine. Side note: I am really enjoying the Joe Pass feature. Thanks for including jazz! Great job all around. Thanks so much!
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by Fubonjovi. on 2012/07/24 00:31
The best magazine!! 👍
You just made this app GREAT!!!
by Gregg Simmons on 2012/07/15 22:00
At long last, you get all the benefits of the regular mag! I love that you can finally get an audio clip for the tab. I will renew my subscription for this.
Good, but needs more
by MadceltsMusic on 2012/05/16 17:15
GT is by far the best guitar magazine out there (IMHO), but offering this edition without audio and without a chance for print subscribers (like me) to get it without cost (or with minimal cost) strikes me as very odd indeed. I hear that improvements are on the way, so I will keep watching.
Audio clips
by Flat fifth on 2012/03/20 04:36
Hi, Great magazine. Digital edition would really benefit from supporting audio clips. 5 stars with sound. 3 stars without. Please. Thanks.
No sound. Be like Guitarist. They include sound
by Randmar on 2012/03/17 12:57
Very hard to follow lessons without sound
Great Look, no audio.....
by Guitarhero980 on 2012/03/09 00:29
This magazine looks great on iPad, but it is hard to try to use the magazine to learn from because the audio is not available for the examples. The hard copy magazine has a CD included to play along with. Change this and it's definitely a 5 star app!
Needs CD material
by HRTFXR on 2012/03/08 14:04
This is a great magazine in the print form. The e-version would be a 5 star magazine IF the publisher would embed the lesson material contained in the print version.
Let Down
by MichaelScottHawk on 2011/11/06 05:10
I am glad I bought a single issue and not a complete subscription. All of the chords and riffs reference a cd where one can listen to the bit. This is a digital magazine; I should be able to click play and hear it right on my iPad. Kind of pointless really.
False info
by RFisch on 2011/11/01 20:29
Got the app thinking i could download for free because of my current magazine subscription, as they tend to make u believe when u get it. Instead they Answered me (in a very polite way, btw): To be clear: if you purchased the subscription on the magazine website, rather than from within the app, it won't work. So, to be clear: shame on you, developers!! Waste of time!!!
Not free, not good
by BluesDoc1 on 2011/10/21 11:58
Not only is it not free, it is just a PDF style version of the magazine. Go take a look at GUITARIST, and others that have designed interactive mags that utilize the power of the iOS-- video reviews, lessons, etc. With this trash, you would still have to buy the print version to get the actual lessons, demos, etc. Take this off the shelf until you are actually giving us an electronic mag. GT itself is awesome-- let's get an equally good, interactive version, and I will be the first to subscribe!
Not free
by Brad GD on 2011/10/20 19:27
Nothing to see here folks!
Love it
by jimipack62 on 2017/12/22 12:15
Great app except it crashes a bit and has to be reopened. Like the interactive capabilities and varied lessons . Great app to have
Great app with interactive features, excellent resource!
by ballistim on 2016/10/25 16:11
Previously had left a less than favorable review when having problems with the app on my iPad, several emails from support helped identify a problem and I'm happy to say the app has been working flawlessly for several months with all features. Quality of the lessons and artists featured monthly make this my favorite learning tool & well worth the cost. *Tip* if you see the promotion to buy all back issues, do it! Tons of lessons to choose from, and as a classic rock, blues, and southern rock enthusiast with interests in other styles I can say everything is well represented here. Guitar Techniques is the best guitar lesson magazine available IMO, and having it on my iPad and iPhone to take anywhere? Priceless!
The best no BS straight down to business Guitar Techniques
by Leif R. on 2018/03/25 17:11
I’ve purchased all guitar mags and even though we all look at the ads most of them are beefed up ads with no real content. This mag is the best one out there I know of. Every issue is packed with loads of guitar riffs and techniques. I’d have to say this is the best guitar mag for any guitar player.
GT is the best Guitar Mag!
by Klaviersonic on 2019/05/10 13:18
Guitar Techniques is the best instructional magazine published in English. (Young Guitar Japan is also great, but obviously is in Japanese). In the US, Guitar Player is mostly fluff, and Guitar World thinks so poorly of its audience that it doesn't even print music above TAB. GT is loaded with licks, lessons, and full songs from cover to cover. The app provides playback and occasional video for each example. Its an amazing learning tool! I would love to see a desktop OS X version of the app - so we can read it on the big screen :)
App does not work if you purchased digital through any other vendor
by Colddeadbutt on 2017/12/15 00:38
Garbage. Bought a digital download through Zinio. The zinio reader will not play audio examples. Even though I subscribe to this magazine, I can’t use the zinio subscription on this app. Will never be able to utilize audio examples. Bitter disappointment. Avoid this app and this company.
Awesome publication
by ragnarokzwei on 2013/03/18 16:35
I remember the first time reading this magazine at the Borders magazine rack - and picking up my only print copy for $15! Now on the iPad for $40 a year? There is so much guitar lesson content in each issue. I am a professional guitarist and teacher, and it takes me a while to get through most of an issue. It's a great difficulty level for the more advanced student wanting to get a very broad skill-set and familiarity with the instrument. I would enjoy if the slight blues/rock default tendency were toned down a bit and more acoustic and different world styles were brought in more often. But each magazine issue leaves you more satisfied than 90% of the guitar "books" that are out there. And big props for including the left hand fingering on most of the standard notation. Would be better if they included position markings as well, for those trying to wean themselves off of tab. That fifth star would be if they add in a more interactive music player, with slow-down capability, and the ability to zoom in on the tab when in the player.
app hangs and no longer can access old magazines
by H8HUME on 2017/11/11 16:43
App hangs since IOS 11. Can’t read any magazines nor download new ones.
Fix the app
by Bandbox on 2016/10/07 01:29
I can't even open my downloads. My advice is don't get it. Huge disappointment. Great mag, lousy app.
I love the audio and video features
by Gtroates on 2015/11/30 04:51
Guitar Techniques is a great monthly online subscription, I find myself reading from cover to cover and playing along with the song transcriptions backups and lessons with audio and videos. The ability to resize the screen while concentrating on a part or to hear the part played with full backing track is invaluable to me for keeping up my playing chops and learning new techniques. I had been buying the newsstand magazine until I discovered the iPad version, now that I subscribe to the online version I can keep a large amount of the magazines on my iPad or archive my collection and call them back up when I need to look at them again. I save space when I am on airplane trips across country as I can use my iPad for an amp and play along with the magazine through headphones wherever I am.
Raised the bar
by Silverface on 2014/03/30 14:13
After 45 years of playing I've become bored with 99% of the "educational" material available, finding most to be "quick buck" rehashes of stuff that's been repeatedly cloned (and if that sounded redundant- it was supposed to). Guitar Techniques, however, seems to find a fresh twist in almost everything they present. A bonus is rather than dumping endless repetitions of licks on us, their material has a point to it and a focus - but without being limited to a single style. Well worth the very reasonable price, even to us "old dogs" who think we've been buried under every possible page of tab that could possibly ever be published! Highly recommended!
Digital user
by Bill buddy on 2014/08/11 23:35
Getting used to digital edition. 98% great. When playing examples, the pause button at bottom disappears until you tap it again. Wastes time in replaying to learn phrases. Can you fix this? Also would love a slowdown feature in updates to the app. Otherwise, I'm so impressed by what you generate each month!
Great magazine great app
by Knownolaw on 2016/03/28 15:50
First let me say I also get the paper edition of the magazine delivered to my house and I use the app as a companion for that. But I love it. I look forward to it coming each month, although it is always a few months behind I suppose because it comes from England. Anyway I think the magazine is extraordinary. You could study each one for months or maybe years. Also, unlike the previous reviewers, I have never had problem with the backing tracks or the sound.
Fantastic
by John Wilmshurst on 2012/08/29 13:23
All the audio and video worked perfect, a real pleasure. Though offline none of this works, that is to be expected given the limited memory of these devices. A feature I would really like to see is the ability to save a particular backing track into the music folder, for easy reference. This is probably the only disadvantage over the hardcopy version with CD.
Best guitar mag ever
by Almightyzappa on 2015/03/08 21:33
Whenever I head to my local bookstore and check out the new issues of all the guitar magazines they're all 90% fluff and 10% actual content. This magazine is the exact opposite. There are so many amazing lessons in every issue. From theory to fully tabbed songs to practice licks and phrases. I love the playable tab and videos that are incorporated in the issues now. Also the price point is much more friendly through newsstand. It's a win all around. If you love playing the guitar do yourself a favor and pick it up. The one criticism I have is purely selfish on my part. I'm still a beginner and it does feel like the magazine is generally geared more towards advanced lessons. I'd like a touch more material for people starting out.
Good for all levels
by Swamppfoxx on 2015/11/18 15:14
I am an intermediate player and I have a fairly good understanding of Music Theory. I know those words scare a lot of beginning and advanced guitarist. But the way the theory is presented in Guitar Techniques is painless. Little bits at a time, at your own speed. I Think that anyone wanting to learn some music theory along side the TAB method that this is a great "Text Book" for that.
Unreadable previews
by Tmidiman on 2015/10/26 02:12
Check out the Cooking Light app, now! While not perfect, there one thing that sets this app millions of miles above the rest. FULL PAGE SAMPLES!!! Because it doesn't have the micro-view offered by Zino and other Newsstand apps you can actually SEE what an issue offers. You almost want to buy every issue, matter of fact I'm getting a subscription! Imagine-FX, Guitar Techniques, Official Xbox Magazine, Zino and Future Publishing, pay attention and see how it's done right. Bravo Cookling Light Magazine! Who would think to take a great magazine like Guitar Techniques and put it in an app that is unreadable? The blurry cover and Table Of Contents offers no temptation to purchase the magazine or get subscriptions. So you are left with searching for the issue online in hopes of finds a clear description of what is being offered that month. Too much work! Low tech app for a high tech mag. What a shame!
Good Material, Poor Delivery
by Casey02115 on 2015/12/26 20:31
There's a lot to like about this app, and a lot of great material, but the backing tracks don't work at all, and the tempo of the full performance tracks modified, which makes learning the riffs more difficult. Giving the user the ability to slow down the tracks would seem like a no-brainer for an app and magazine designed to teach techniques. Hopefully they'll update it at some point. But the failure of the backing tracks to load is a real problem they need to fix right away
Love it's
by Blylu on 2013/12/15 15:34
It's awesome, just a small complaint....either make the cover larger or list the content more completely. I hadn't picked up last month yet until I saw at the newsstand Robben Ford and John Squire were both inside. I bought the digital issue immediately after I got home...
Great instruction
by bert eagle on 2014/05/01 00:10
Been playing for 30 plus years and still find something to take with me from every issue...love the iPad version! only is that I could download audio and keep it as an audio file away from wifi!
Not free, not good
by BluesDoc1 on 2011/10/21 11:58
Not only is it not free, it is just a PDF style version of the magazine. Go take a look at GUITARIST, and others that have designed interactive mags that utilize the power of the iOS-- video reviews, lessons, etc. With this trash, you would still have to buy the print version to get the actual lessons, demos, etc. Take this off the shelf until you are actually giving us an electronic mag. GT itself is awesome-- let's get an equally good, interactive version, and I will be the first to subscribe!
Great Publication Print and Digital
by 65jbird on 2014/01/10 05:10
Recently started reading the print version and was thrilled to learn about the digital version with some cool audio and video features. They have made upgrades and appear to listen to readers needs. Pretty cool overall.
Great content
by Krispy8888888 on 2014/01/24 19:50
Really enjoy my subscription that I've had for a year. Only feature that I would enjoy more is having the ability to mix jamup pro or other iOS guitar effect processor in with backing track in magazine.
Much Love!
by Mikes jello on 2015/01/13 18:23
This is the best technical guitar magazine in the world. So glad it's digitalized. I would love to see the rest of the back issues with audio someday, but I have a lot of technique to learn from the ones that do, so I am doing just fine.
Awesome magazine
by Boodreax on 2015/03/03 03:56
The British know how to do magazines. Guitar Techniques is well written, contains lots of informative lessons, and the videos bring it all together. I'm glad it's on News Stand because it's much cheaper and easier to get to here on my iPad.
Amazing
by Nintendorocks on 2015/08/26 06:18
Best guitar magazine I've seen around. They have a lot of content and tabs for how to actually improve and learn guitar rather than just telling you to play cliche jazz licks til your brain turns to mush. Keep up the great work
Great digital mag.
by Halenleeroth on 2014/02/25 19:00
This is a great magazine and the digital version makes it a lot more affordable. I like how they have added audio. It would be cool if you could download the tracks though.
Freezes and crashes when turning pages.
by SmartyDerp on 2013/09/11 20:12
I love this magazine and the fact that there's audio built into the digital edition is great. However, every time I go to turn a page, the magazine freezes mid turn and then crashes. It's really annoying and I won't subscribe until this issue is fixed.
Best way to take lessons, best guitar mag
by TheWalkingDead123 on 2014/01/29 03:26
This is the best guitar mag omg I can't believe I only have to pay 5$ a month...less! then that, a copy of this magazine goes for about 20$ on here a copy is only 3.99 bottom-line 5/5 stars
Great Instruction Tool
by Rustycage on 2014/08/15 15:34
I'm a digital user, god knows I carry enough paper and other stuff into work every day. This magazine helps bridge a gap in my learning and changing in a positive way. Good articles and instruction techniques.
You just made this app GREAT!!!
by Gregg Simmons on 2012/07/15 22:00
At long last, you get all the benefits of the regular mag! I love that you can finally get an audio clip for the tab. I will renew my subscription for this.
Great content; So-so app
by Dennis Cobb on 2014/01/15 02:50
I'm a huge fan of the content available on this app, but the program itself is nothing special. The interface is about like any other mediocre magazine app, but the content makes using it worth the effort.
Terrible on a small screen
by koenvanderdrift on 2013/01/10 11:21
It's just a screenshot of every page of the paper magazine, so very hard to use on the small screen of my iPhone. Constantly zooming and scrolling is not really a good user experience. Glad I just got some free issues first to try out and didn't pay for it.
Wow!
by P-Tam on 2012/08/07 13:16
A while back I wrote: "Is there any way to include sound files? That would be awesome!" Well, I now feel the best just got better! I just downloaded the latest issue complete with sound files! I now purchased a subscription. What a great magazine. Side note: I am really enjoying the Joe Pass feature. Thanks for including jazz! Great job all around. Thanks so much!
Guitar Techniques Forever
by Teotoru on 2014/01/03 16:57
There is no better monthly magazine for enthusiasts. No other publisher provides the consistency and quality of content as GT.
Great Look, no audio.....
by Guitarhero980 on 2012/03/09 00:29
This magazine looks great on iPad, but it is hard to try to use the magazine to learn from because the audio is not available for the examples. The hard copy magazine has a CD included to play along with. Change this and it's definitely a 5 star app!
Latest update doesn't work
by Waltershowalter on 2015/08/18 02:28
App freezes. This is on the 8.4.1 iOS iPad gen 4. I've used the app for over a year. Removing the app, restarting, and reinstall seemed to solve the problem
Good, but needs more
by MadceltsMusic on 2012/05/16 17:15
GT is by far the best guitar magazine out there (IMHO), but offering this edition without audio and without a chance for print subscribers (like me) to get it without cost (or with minimal cost) strikes me as very odd indeed. I hear that improvements are on the way, so I will keep watching.
Let Down
by MichaelScottHawk on 2011/11/06 05:10
I am glad I bought a single issue and not a complete subscription. All of the chords and riffs reference a cd where one can listen to the bit. This is a digital magazine; I should be able to click play and hear it right on my iPad. Kind of pointless really.
GREAT!!
by HLRXR on 2015/03/02 23:05
This magazine was already very good in paper, but with this app GT is the closest thing to having a bunch of personal guitar tutors...and way cheaper!!
Great Mag!
by Zacharydeanbrown on 2016/05/11 14:07
Great info and very well presented lessons and ideas. For the monthly price, worth every penny.
Good mag, horrible app
by Tttgfres on 2014/12/15 05:06
I am sooo tried of trying to download an issue, it hangs, then I have to go though all of the trouble of deleting the app, turning off the app, reinstalling to get to it, and even then it sometimes hangs. Just not worth the trouble after a while.
Audio issues
by Jeepboy'04 on 2013/12/04 02:51
Would be outstanding 5 stars but no sound during any video playback? Anyone else having same prob?
Fantastic App
by MMO dude2 on 2014/03/05 20:05
This is a fantastic app that motivates you to practice learn new skills and assist any guitar player in evolution.
Love it!
by NWAMacMan on 2015/01/24 02:42
Really enjoying my purchase!
Upgrades to iPhone 5S; can restore purchases
by Fosterdogmusic on 2013/12/01 02:07
Getting the error "This is not a Test User account" and and asked to "create a new account in the Sandbox environment". I've tried deleting the app and rebooting the phone - nothing works. Please fix.
GT
by CJ Hutchins on 2014/07/23 14:49
This is the best publication for serious guitar players by far.
Clumsy, cheats the rating system
by YiZzlestic on 2015/12/19 17:32
The app is slow, cumbersome to use, and tries to cheat the rating system by showing a fake rating screen inside the app.
Needs CD material
by HRTFXR on 2012/03/08 14:04
This is a great magazine in the print form. The e-version would be a 5 star magazine IF the publisher would embed the lesson material contained in the print version.
No sound. Be like Guitarist. They include sound
by Randmar on 2012/03/17 12:57
Very hard to follow lessons without sound
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