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Free Guitar-Learning Apps

Fender's Riffstation App is Now Available for Free for Desktops

— May 17, 2018 — Tech
It's tough to learn music by ear, and the chord and tab charts that people post online aren't always totally reliable, so the Riffstation app is a good alternative option. The app, which was developed by legendary guitar manufacturer Fender, automatically assess the content of songs and breaks their chord progressions down accurately, and that impressive technology is now available for free on desktop.

Riffstation breaks down MP3 or CD tracks, so its practicality in light of the streaming music revolution is potentially limited. In order to drum up enthusiasm for the app, Fender decided to make it free for desktop.

Not only does Riffstation offer accurate chords, but users can also slow down songs, transpose them into different keys, select portions to loop, and view chord shapes so they can learn chords they've never played before.
Trend Themes
1. Music Learning Apps - The popularity of free guitar-learning apps is paving the way for the development of other music learning apps.
2. Automated Music Transcription Tools - Advancements in technology continue to disrupt the way we learn music, with automated music transcription tools being a prime example.
3. Personalized Music Education - Apps that allow users to slow-down and transpose songs for their level of comfort are part of a broader trend in personalized learning.
Industry Implications
1. Music Education - Music educators can utilize automated music transcription tools to enhance their curriculum and teach more quickly and accurately.
2. App Development - The success of popular music learning apps is inspiring new app development in the music education industry and beyond.
3. Streaming Music - The limited practicality of Riffstation in light of the streaming music revolution underscores the need for disruptive innovation and new music technology.
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