Intro to the Guitar by Steve Postell by On the Path LLC (iPad)
Released: Jun 17, 2011
Version: v1.3
Size: 9 MB
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Intro to the Guitar by Steve Postell

On the Path LLC
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

If you’ve ever dreamed of learning to play the guitar, this is your chance.

Award-winning singer-guitarist, STEVE POSTELL, will get you started on your guitar playing path and guide you through all the fundamentals from how to hold and tune a guitar to how to pick, strum, and improvise your own solos.

You’ll learn how to read chord charts and guitar “tab” and how to play such classic tunes as “Peaceful Easy Feeling”, “House of the Rising Sun”, “Long Time Gone”, and “Teach Your Children.” You’ll learn to master the dreaded “bar” chords (they’re really not that hard!) and then spice up your playing with some fancy strumming and fingerpicking patterns. You’ll learn to play along while Steve sings and jam while Steve backs you up. And by the end of this lesson series, you’ll be ready to play thousands of popular songs on your own like a true guitar hero.

“Intro to the Guitar by Steve Postell” offers over 145 minutes of lesson time, accompanied by musical notation, chord charts, lyrics and guitar tablature synchronized to Steve’s playing. You get the entire lesson series for $9.99 (a fraction of what a musician of Steve’s caliber would charge for a private lesson). There are no subscriptions charges or hidden fees. And you can keep and reuse these lessons as long as you want. The app even offers a digital tuner and metronome at no additional charge.


If you’ve ever tried to learn to play the guitar using DVD’s, websites or books, you’re in for an entirely new experience. “Intro to the Guitar” uses the same technology as our flagship app, “On the Music Path”, which has garnered rave reviews from users and critics as the most “elegant” and “user-friendly” music instruction app they’ve ever seen:

• Close-up shots on the teacher’s hands make sure you don’t miss a thing.

• Tab and notation scrolls automatically, synchronized to the teacher’s playing.

• Tap anywhere in the notation to jump to that exact spot in the lesson.

• Swipe left or right to skip through a lesson’s chapters.

• Set your own in and out points to loop a particular segment.

• You can even slow the video down and practice at your own pace or record yourself and hear how well you’re doing.


Steve Postell is a singer/songwriter, composer and acclaimed guitarist based in Los Angeles. Steve has performed live on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show with Katie Couric and The Regis and Kathie Lee shows. And he recently won a HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARD for best song in the Americana/Roots category for his song "3:45 Coming Through."

His latest solo CD on Immergent Records features a cast of illustrious guests including David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, John Oates, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Dave Koz, Paul Barrere and many others.

When he's not on tour, Steve performs with his all-star band "Night Train Music Club" at venues throughout Los Angeles.


The lessons included in “Intro to the Guitar By Steve Postell” are also included in our flagship app, “On the Music Path”, which offers an entire library of master classes by world-renowned musicians, including Jackson Browne, Richard Thompson, Eric Johnson and many others.

You can download the “On the Music Path” app and the first few chapters of any lesson for free (including Steve’s lessons for beginning guitarists).

The present app offers a single, package price for Steve’s introductory lesson series. But if you’d prefer to download a sample of Steve’s lessons first or purchase the lessons individually, just tap on the “Developer Page” link in the top right-corner of the App Store screen and download our “On the Music Path” app instead.

If you have any questions about the content or pricing of this app, please don’t hesitate to ask us:

What's new in version v1.3
Support for full-page notation in practice mode with tab or notation synchronized to either the metronome or the video instruction.

Also, updated data storage to comply with new iCloud guidelines.
Our verdict: Good
  • + Intro to the Guitar by Steve Postell is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
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