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Uberchord guitar-learning app adds Universal Music songs

Uberchord Guitar - which "'listens' to you play and gives instant analysis and feedback like a real guitar teacher" - has signed a licensing agreement with Universal Music to include their music on the guitar-learning app.

That means users can learn chords, rhythm and lyrics from the likes of Metallica, Elton John and Jack Johnson, as well as thousands more - and talks are underway to get more music publishers on board.

Available for free on iOS devices, Uberchord Guitar offers a number of modes, including a chord trainer, which offers real-time feedback, finger correction and instant adaptation to your skill level.

An advanced chord recognizer, which claims to detect even the most complicated jazz chords, also features, while a chord finder enables users to quickly look up voicings.

With the addition of licensed music, Uberchord Guitar now costs $4.99 per month from the App Store (opens in new tab)- head over to the Uberchord website for more info.

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).