Parents' Guide to


By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Innovative, versatile, and futuristic emulator.

App iPad Music
OMGuitar Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

What do you get when you cross a guitar, synthesizer, and a touchscreen tablet? The answer is OMGUITAR. The neon-infused app has you strumming strings as you would a real electric guitar, but the interface for choosing chords is radically different. Only one finger is needed to play all the common chords, and one additional finger is needed for special chords -- totaling more than 300 in total. You can pick, pluck, bend, and mute strings like the real thing. You're encouraged to hold the iPad on your lap so you can use both hands on the screen at the same time. The app offers six guitars along with effects, such as distortion, reverb, delay, flanger, and wah-wah. You can record your handiwork and play it back later. Too bad there's no easy way to share the recording, though. Overall, OMGuitar is a versatile and great-sounding guitar simulator -- but be prepared for a learning curve as you tackle the unique interface.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Release date: January 12, 2011
  • Category: Music
  • Publisher: Amidio Inc.
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate