As of the 19th July, Musopia have released a version of FourChords Guitar Karaoke onto Steam’s Early Access with a 34% discount until 25th July.
FourChords has been around for a few years now in the form of an app for iOS and Android but has now moved to PC in the form of Steam. It lets you learn songs in its library of over 100+ popular tracks with 11 chords. This is a great way for beginners or casual players to pick up a guitar and start playing well known songs.
Although the app has been free in the respective mobile stores, the Steam version of FourChords
includes an extensive library from you to choose from straight away and with the purchase of the Early Access at only £7.25 or £10.99 after 25th July, this makes it more attractive than its mobile counterparts with in-app purchases.
FourChords boasts an easy-to-play, sleek interface that appeals to beginners as well as experienced guitarists with many features including, lessons, guitar instruction from Justin Sandercoe (a.k.a.JustinGuitar.com), backing tracks and lyrics for every song. It also has an innovative Instant Play Method, whereby you can “bypass” tabs or sheet music as every song includes tutorial videos and chord demos.
You may be thinking by now that, yes, we have had many other software/games that help with guitar tuition; Rocksmith, Guitar Hero or Rock Band, with the latter two, having a more “game” element. However with steep price tags and the addition of specialised hardware, FourChords are going about this completely differently, allowing the user to pick up their own guitar and just have fun.
The people at Musopia say this about the game, “Learning to play the guitar can be a very daunting task for new players. Thanks to our many years of experience working on music-related software, we knew that we could offer music fans a better way to learn guitar. With FourChords Guitar Karaoke, budding guitar players can effortlessly learn the basics while having a good time with their friends and family.”
Key features include:
- 100+ hit songs, with new songs added regularly.
- Learn fast with the Instant Play Method: Simplified chords arranged by professional guitarists will have you playing in under an hour.
- Sound like a pro with adjustable backing tracks and lyrics.
- Sing along with Karaoke-style display and get the crowd going.
- Enjoy top-notch tutorials from Justin Sandercoe (a.k.a. JustinGuitar)
The starter package that the Steam software includes ranges from Pop, Country and Rock to include a wide range of guitar songs from artists such as, Imagine Dragons, Adele, Fall Out Boy, Carrie Underwood to Pearl Jam and Taylor Swift.
If, like me, you have no real time to learn guitar professionally, then this might be for you, jamming away with friends or learning solo.