We really liked the Ocarnia application (for about a week) from Smule.  Its unique, blow into the mic to make sounds and hear what people around the world were playing idea was a big hit.  It actually made it to 13th place amongst the all time paid app downloads – two ahead of the other music app, iFart Mobile.

The Leaf Trombone is expected to be even bigger.  It adds the "World Stage" where you can perform, judge, or collaborate with other Leaf Tromboners and, according to Smule, become "world famous".  We’d buy it right now but are saving our $.99 for that non-existant Sling Player app that won’t work with our Slingbox anyway.

Description below:

 “One of 2009’s 20 Most Anticipated Games” Forbes

Leaf Trombone World Stage —
The First Massively-Multiplayer Musical Game

Special Introductory Price $0.99

Start playing Leaf Trombone World Stage and you’ll be on your way to international fame and fortune! Well, fame anyway…

Using Leaf Trombone you can learn a new instrument, perform for people around the world, participate as performer or judge, and move up in the rankings.

Leaf Trombone World Stage is a trombone, and, while inspired by traditional Chinese leaf blowers, it sounds like the real brass instrument.

Learning to play the Leaf Trombone is easy. If you have ever had music lessons, you will pick it up instantly. If not, our easy to follow lighted pegs will teach you to play any song from our enormous library of user-created melodies.

Here’s where the World Stage part comes in. Anyone can perform before a global audience. A panel of judges (i.e. other Leaf Trombonists) will send you love or, encouragement to try again, through short messages and emoticons.

Once you’ve played around with the Trombone, you’re ready to be a judge, too! You can help other Leaf Trombonists by listening to their performances and giving them your honest opinion of their artistry. Or, if you happen to be in a bad mood…

Be the audience:
Too shy? Trombone finger tired? Just kick back and listen to aspiring artists as well as accomplished maestros perform. Be entertained by your favorite performers, songs and judges.

Feeling truly creative? Go to our easy-to-use online composition tool to post your own score or musical accompaniment to store for your own use or to share with the world community of Smuleans.

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