August 12, 2013 in Music (E)
[prMac.com] Helsinki, Finland - Popular iOS app developer, Musopia today is thrilled to announce a collaboration with one of the world's leading online guitar instruction sites, Justin Guitar, to enhance support for beginning guitarists in the FourChords Guitar Karaoke app for iPhone and iPad. Justin Guitar's Chord Tutorials offer instruction to FourChords' users on how to play all 11 easy chords needed to perform the 250 popular songs in the FourChords songbook.
Guitar players using FourChords can find the video tutorials within the app, so they can easily learn how to play each chord while practicing the song without leaving the app.
Justin Sandercoe's video tutorials are well-known among guitarists worldwide, with more than 130 million YouTube views to date.
"Justin is one of the best guitar coaches in the world, and we are pleased to be working with him," said Paula Lehto, marketing director for Musopia. "Many of us have learned to play by his instructions so we know that he is the man to teach FourChords app users too. Combining Justin's tutorial videos with the app creates a fusion of interpersonal teaching and the latest technology, so guitar players benefit from the best of both worlds."
Aspiring guitarists can now find everything they need to learn a substantial repertoire of contemporary songs in the FourChords app. The iOS app is designed to make playing guitar as easy as possible, replacing notes and tabs with a simple karaoke-style interface in which each chord is represented by its own icon along with the song lyrics. Songs are rearranged in simplified versions to be played with only a few easy chords. An acoustic backing track helps guitarists keep the beat, and the pace can be adjusted as needed.
Musopia's mission is to make playing an instrument so easy that everybody can do it. The company is currently working on their next high-quality app, which will "change the way that chords can be learned, providing the first step in a guitarist's career," according to Lehto.
About Justin Guitar:
Justin Sandercoe created Justin Guitar nearly ten years ago and since then has had over 130 million views of his YouTube videos and receives over 25,000 unique visitors to his web site every day! Before teaching millions online, he taught in the flesh at The Guitar Institute in London and has written for Guitar Techniques and Total Guitar magazines. As well as teaching he plays in We Came As Strangers, previously played in the Katie Melua band and has worked with Cathy Dennis, Carla Bruni and many others. For more information and to check out over 600 completely free guitar lessons, please see Justin Guitar online.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 45.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
FourChords 1.6 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.
Based in Helsinki, Finland, Musopia Ltd. is a mobile app development firm dedicated to creating fresh and innovative music software. As a team of guitar enthusiasts and IT professionals, Musopia created FourChords as an instant solution for both aspiring guitarists and professionals who want access to a song library on the go. FourChords is the first app launched by Musopia, and has already been ranked as the #1 Music App in the Finnish App Store. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 Musopia Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.