Best Ukulele Apps

It can be a little tricky when you start learning how to play a new instrument. 

Lucky for you, the uke is one of the easiest instruments to play. You don’t really need a personal trainer to progress faster. With the help of some YouTube tutorials and any of the apps we will talk to you about, you can start your way through instead of jumping to online courses.

 This way, learning the ukulele can be less expensive, and you can take little steps at a time.

So, without any further ado, let’s take a look at the best applications that you can use to improve your techniques and start mastering this lovely instrument.

1. Fret Trainer

Operating Software: IOS or Android

The Fret Trainer App is one way to make learning the ukulele enjoyable. First, you choose the tuning you want and the section of the fretboard; then, you choose any chord and the tone. The app then allows you to play different games to allow you to practice your chords.

The app also includes over 60 scales for you to practice, and it can analyze your practice.

Furthermore, you can use it to learn how to read the notes on the music sheet and how to map them on the fretboard.

Lastly, you can set the app if you are left-handed so that practicing is much easier, and you will be able to progress faster.

Features:

  • Over 60 scales to practice
  • Analyze progress
  • Reading notes section
  • Left-handed mode
  • Ukulele Tabs and Chords

2. Ukulele Tabs and chords

Operating Software: Android

This app is one of the most impressive apps you can find. It’s a shame it is only compatible with android systems. Personally, I think that people who are familiar with the basics already will enjoy this app more than someone who is just starting to learn the instrument.

The app includes over 100,000 chord sheets and tabs that will allow you to play any song you can possibly think of.

All that you need to do is find the tab that you and then you can tailor your chords to learn the song you want. You can save the songs for offline use so that you can practice whenever and wherever you want.

Moreover, there is a built-in tuner, so you don’t have to buy a tuner or use a different application to tune your uke.

With the included tuner, the chord library, and the different strumming patterns the app offer, it is one of the most comprehensive applications that you can use for practicing.

Features:

  • Over 100,000 chord sheets
  • Edit and save chords options
  • Built-in tuner
  • Provides strumming patterns

3. iUke

Operating software: IOS

You can tell by the name of the app that it is exclusively available for IOS devices. The app allows you to learn where to place your fingers on the fretboard and the correct strumming pattern.

It also has some other useful features like different difficulty levels in addition to multiple tunings and a mixer.

There is a left-handed mode, and you can use the app to share your progress on YouTube.

Features:

  • Includes a mixer
  • Multiple tuning options
  • Left-handed mode

4. Play Ukulele

Operating software: IOS or Android

This app will turn your device into a ukulele. You can use the app to play the chords without the need of fingering techniques. There is a chord finder and an editing option for setting the chord.

Besides, the app will allow you to play and switch between chords provided by the app and saved by yourself.

The app has a pro version for purchase that features more chords ad-free and makes the learning process more fun. 

Features:

  • Chord finder
  • Editing chords option
  • Can save chords and practice later
  • Pro ad-free version available to purchase

5. Learn Ukulele in 7 Days

Operating software: IOS or Android

This app is one of the ideal apps for ukulele players. It doesn’t only help you to learn how to play the ukulele, but you can use the app to search for chords and to tune your ukulele as well.

When you start using the application, it offers you seven lessons, including step-by-step instructions on how to use the instrument and the basics to learning the ukulele.

If you are already familiar with the basics of playing the ukulele, then you can skip these lessons and jump to the part where you play along with the songs. 

Features:

  • Seven lessons covering all the basics
  • Built-in tuner
  • Searching for chords

6. My Ukulele

Operating software: Android

My Ukulele is one of the apps that are considered impressive ukulele simulators that has everything a beginner could be looking for.

You can find four different playing modes, including a solo, chord, tapping, and a combined mode.

There are 228 different chords for you to learn, and you can choose whether you are right or left-handed.

Furthermore, you can choose whether you are using a standard ukulele or a different uke type.

Features:

  • Different playing modes including a combined mode
  • Offers 228 different chords
  • Left-handed option
  • Supports different uke types

7. The Ukulele App

Operating software: IOS or Android

The Ukulele App is the most downloaded app for learning how to play the ukulele. It features videos that are provided by The Ukulele Teacher that explain to you what to do. It also includes scales for you to master the instrument, as well as a chord finder and a tuner.

Using this app, you will be able to master playing the ukulele in a blink of an eye.

Features:

  • Videos guiding you through the learning process
  • A chord finder
  • Built-in tuner

8. Real Ukulele

Operating software: IOS or Android

Real Ukulele is one of the apps that offer such a realistic uke sound. The sound quality is superb. All the notes used in the app were recorded with a live ukulele instead of a stimulator.

It will teach you how to strum and pluck in addition to learning your chords with different difficulty levels.

Features:

  • Realistic ukulele stimulator
  • User-friendly interface

9. Ukulele Companion

Operating software: IOS

The Ukulele Companion is an excellent app for those who are already familiar with playing the instrument. It allows you to go through a collection of chords to practice them as well as a list of scales and beats.

The app features a tuner and a metronome in addition to electronic drum set tracks.

The app is always improving to include more custom themes and other features.

Features:

  • A tuner included
  • Scales are available
  • Built-in metronome to practice beats
  • Electronic drum set tracks are available

 10. Ukulele ToolKit

Operating software: IOS

Ukulele Toolkit is a fantastic application that can help you become a professional in no time.

The app includes an accurate tuner in addition to a metronome that you can set to different time signatures.

Furthermore, you will find a selection of strumming patterns and about 108 scales to practice. It also includes drum loops and interactive chord diagrams.

The library includes all the common chords progressions in addition to being transposable to all keys using the circle of fifths. It also includes chords based on capo positions and a mode for left-handed uke players.

Features:

  • Accurate tuner
  • Metronome included
  • 108 scales to practice
  • Different chords progressions

11. Yousician

Operating software: IOS or Android

Yousician is a great application not only to learn to play the ukulele but for learning a lot of instruments, including the guitar, piano, and bass.

The app provides a comprehensive learning program that is created with the efforts of real teachers.

Unlike some other apps, you can see the entire fretboard while using the app, and you learn by playing along to the application, knowing that you can slow down the exercise to be able to keep up with the song. This is really useful at the beginning of your learning curve.

The app takes you through a variety of strumming and plucking techniques in addition to hammer0ons.

Features:

  • Provides instant feedback
  • Tracks your progress
  • User-friendly 
  • Can be used to learn more than one instrument 

12. Ukulele Karaoke

Operating software: IOS or Android

The app is made to teach you simplified chords that are similar to those used in karaoke songs. In my humble opinion, the app is a good option for beginners who have never tried to play any stringed instruments before and children as well.

With a little bit of daily practice, you will be able to play songs straight away without learning how to read tabs or music sheets.

Features:

  • Acoustic backing tracks and lyrics
  • Simplified karaoke chords 

Final Verdict

Finding the right application to start your practicing journey is not hard. All the apps on our list are functional and great tools to get you motivated.

Most of these apps are available to download for free so that you can try them out before you have to purchase them.

With all that being said, I wish you a great musical journey. Happy Strumming! 

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