Smule, one of the early high-profile developers for Apple’s App Store, has launched a new app to follow-up on its taste for music software. The company, today, launched a new free game called “Guitar!” The app sources music from its own with the company’s “Sing!” karaoke app, and this new guitar app works as a virtual guitar for the iPhone’s display. As you improve in your gaming skills, your awarded points will increase in the game.

Guitar! by Smule brings you the unique experience of musical collaboration between guitarist and singer. Our carefully crafted list of guitar songs have been paired with real vocals from our Sing! Karaoke app, giving you the true feeling of playing with a live singer.
You create the invaluable foundation for your singer as you strum the chords of the song. Add personal flourishes on individual strings, a bit of vibrato, or emphasis on particular notes. And for advanced players or those who just want to jam out and sing to your own tune, check out our freestyle mode!

You always sound good, but practice makes perfect and it pays to play! The more you play, the more you earn. Start off in easy mode, and keep playing to earn new difficulty levels and more challenging songs. As you continue your journey, try out new guitar sounds by unlocking our Electric and Rock guitars.

This first version has a limited songbook because we wanted to make sure every song was fun, satisfying, and a bit challenging. We’re working on adding many more songs and singers, and we would love your feedback. Please suggest new songs from inside the app!

The current songbook includes:
** When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars
** I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
** Bubbly – Colbie Caillat
** Stand By Me – Ben E. King
** I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
** Your Song – Elton John
** The A Team – Ed Sheeran
** Home – Phillip Phillips
** Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
** Amazing Grace
** …more songs coming soon! Suggest songs in the app!

Every song includes vocals provided by the talented singers from our Sing! Karaoke app. (Thank you!)

PLAYING TIPS:
* Strum – swipe your finger across the strings
* Pick – tap a single string
* Change the chord – select from the colored tabs on the left
* Create vibrato – shake the phone
* Emphasize a strum – swipe faster and you’ll play louder