Fender Play's annual digital learning programme is now discounted by 50%. It's the best way to start learning to play the guitar
Learning how to play a musical instrument can often be intimidating and frustrating, especially at the start. Research shows that most people, sadly, give up playing the guitar before even getting past the initial hurdles involved in getting to grips with it.
Fender Play is a digital learning app that aims to gently teach anyone how to play the acoustic, classical, electric or bass guitar or even a ukulele. Step-by-step guided videos will help you familiarise yourself with your instrument before delicately take you through the steps involved in confidently playing your first songs.
For those who are already somewhat proficient in the guitar or ukulele, the app will teach you how to read musical notes, enhance your technique and take your skills to the next level. There’s even a Songs tab listing all the popular hits with guided lessons on how to play them correctly.
Fender Play’s annual plan usually costs £90 but the universally-famous guitar company has halved this price by 50%, meaning you can finally dust the cobwebs off your guitar for just £45 until Monday, 2 December. Even better, this annual subscription gives you a generous 10% discount on all Fender guitars, amps and gear all year round, so you can treat yourself to a shiny new Fender guitar in time for Christmas.
With this annual subscription and some practice, a complete novice will be able to confidently play songs early in the new year, and an on-and-off guitarist will be capable of fronting in a band in a few months. Fender recommends just seven minutes of practice a day, but the harder you work, the better you obviously get.
We’re currently in the process of reviewing the app and love the fact that it has bite-sized videos by trained professionals that you can watch and follow from the comfort of your phone, tablet or PC. It’s easy to track your progress and you can retake any lessons to get up to speed if you’ve missed a few days in between.
Unlike other musical training apps that tend to focus more on the proper technique for ages – which quickly tends to put most people off for good – Fender Play gets you started with a few simple riffs from popular songs very early in the process, so you’re motivated to keep practising and enhancing your skills.
There are self-assessment tests at the end of every level so that you’re confident about moving onto slightly more challenging techniques. The good part is that you can take these lessons from the comfort of your home, knowing that no one will judge you if you make a mistake or hit a wrong note.
As we roll into Black Friday, there are tons of other deals from everything to smartphones and TVs, to laptops and home gadgets. We’re keeping track of all the best deals on our dedicated Black Friday page, so be sure to take your pick if you want to save money on Christmas presents, or if just feel like treating yourself to an early one. As for Fender Play, click the below link to subscribe to its annual plan for just £45.