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About the free Guitar Guru software

What is it?
Guitar Guru provides interactive song sessions designed to help teach you how to play your favorite songs on guitar.

Our song-based learning software acts as your personal guitar teacher, allowing you to interact with the song to help you learn fingering, techniques and more. Each Guitar Guru Session is accompanied by a guitar tab for your song.

Why do you want it?

  • Detailed, note-by-note instructions
  • Virtual fret board with real-time finger positions

    • Choose colored dots, numbers, or dots and numbers to represent fingerings
  • Adjustable playback/learning tempo (up to 300%)
  • Voice Command

    • Keep your hands on your guitar
    • Control nearly every function of Guitar Guru using simple voice commands
  • MIDI or CD-Synched/MP3/WMA-synched Audio

    • Use your CD or MP3/WMA files as an audio track, or use the included MIDI.
  • Step-Through Playback Function

    • Step through each event (fingering change, strum, etc.) at any speed using the arrow keys on your keyboard.
    • Repeat an event using the down arrow on your keyboard.
  • Customizable display with additional guitar skins

    • Learn on acoustic, electric or bass guitar.
    • Learn the bass parts with Bass Guru Sessions.
  • Over 2,500 songs now available
  • Bonus printable guitar tab included with every song!

Detailed Installation Instructions

You will have to Quit and restart your browser, for it to recognize Guitar Guru.

To begin installation of Guitar Guru, please click on the link below to download the Guitar Guru installer.

If your download hasn't already started, click here to download Guitar Guru

How to Start Installation

Once downloaded, the installer file (Musicnotes Suite.mpkg) should automatically open in a window (possibly behind this one).

To begin installation, quit your browser (Command-Q) and double-click on Musicnotes Suite.mpkg.

The suite installer will take care of the rest.

If you require more detailed instructions, continue reading below before quitting your browser.

If the disk image does not automatically open, find the file in your browser's Download Manager, or in your Downloads folder, or on your Desktop, and double click it to mount the disk image.


Double-click the package icon. The Guitar Guru installer will take care of the rest


Step 3 - Install Guitar Guru Software

Click the "Continue" button on the "Welcome to the Guitar Guru Setup Wizard" screen.


Read the License Agreement. If you agree choose the "I Agree" option.


Select the default options on the following windows that appear during installation and press "Next" or "Install" until installation is complete.

Close and Quit your browser before trying to get your music.

Once you've successfully completed installation of the Guitar Guru software, it's time to start playing your music!

For your peace of mind, all of our Musicnotes software is spyware and adware free.