Guitar! by Smule Music App Review (iOS, Free)

  • Category: Music
  • Publisher: Smule
  • Updated: May, 23 2013
  • Version: 1.2.3
  • Size: 55.67 MB

Languages: English, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Spanish

Seller: Smule, Inc.

- New guitar themes! Select your favorite guitar, and the graphics change to suit your style!

- New Songbook navigation makes it easier than ever to find your favorite songs!

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
193 Ratings
All Versions:
6846 Ratings


Guitar! by Smule brings you the unique experience of musical collaboration between guitarist and singer. Play the hottest songs with top vocals from our Sing! Karaoke app.

Choose your singer from over 50 top performances!

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. Choose from four guitars - Acoustic, Electric, Rock, Classical - for that perfect sound. And for advanced players or those who just want to jam out and sing to your own tune, check out our freestyle mode!

New songs and singers are added each week. Vote on which songs get released!

Songbook includes:
** Counting Stars - OneRepublic
** Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
** Respect - Aretha Franklin
** Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
** Treasure, Locked Out of Heaven, When I Was Your Man, Grenade, It Will Rain - Bruno Mars
** Cups - Anna Kendrick
** Cheers, Stay - Rihanna
** Lights - Ellie Goulding
** Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
** Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
** You Found Me - The Fray
** You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
** You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
** Your Song, Tiny Dancer - Elton John
** The Climb - Miley Cyrus
** Somebody to Love, Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
** Want U Back - Cher Lloyd
** I Won’t Give Up, I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
** Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
** Heart Attack - Demi Lovato
** Baby, Boyfriend - Justin Bieber
** Good Girl, Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
** Glad You Came - The Wanted
** Stand By Me - Ben E. King
** Your Song - Elton John
** The A Team - Ed Sheeran
** Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
** Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
** Home - Phillip Phillips
** Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
** Lucky - Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
** Lightning Crashes - Live
** A Whole New World - Aladdin
** Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
** California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas
** Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
** Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Disney's The Lion King
** Amazing Grace
** ...more songs coming soon! Suggest songs in the app!

Subscribe for access to the entire songbook!

* 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

- You can subscribe for unlimited access to our full song catalog.
- The subscriptions are $2.99 weekly, $7.99 monthly and $39.99 annually*
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the cost of the chosen package
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- You can read our privacy policy at
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication

*Price are equal to the value that "Apple's App Store Matrix" determines is the equivalent of the subscription price in $USD.

Questions? Write [email protected], find us on Facebook ( YouTube (, Twitter (@smule) or Google+!

Customer Reviews

  • :3

    by SailorTheSailor


  • Awesome Game

    by Detebhvxcvczcvzcvcvbto vh

    I had so much fun with this game! The only thing can you like add key labels

  • NEEDS a update

    by Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    Sort the older songs and tr. newer ones add better songs instead of this pic one crap ad David Bowie and bruce Springsteen and the Beatles and let there be the ACTUAL singers so I CAN PLAY WITHOUT INTERNET let people wrote them down in a app and people vote TWO songs a new one and a older one consider this

  • Can't stop!!

    by roofah

    you can play along with your singing in the sing app! i love making music!

  • wayne

    by Baby love 68

    i love it i would love to see more gospel songs to play on this app thanks

  • iffy...

    by MARI.111081.SOL

    Prefer thee old app

  • Fun... But...

    by Kellbell2580

    It's fun love it but only small problem is I feel I am hitting the notes but some of them are not disappearing. Idk...

  • Great but you can't get a lot of songs

    by Chelsiepayne

    You don't ever win the smule coins so you can't win new songs

  • Gutair smule

    by Kenneth Dodson

    Really fun but confusing on hard and medium

  • Love it But.......

    by jennifercastillo0903

    Love it so much fun but it crashes a lot hope you can fix that in the next update

  • D

    by Boodi2013

    Nice app

  • Amazing

    by The magical 8 ball

    A-mazing! wanting to learn guitar but this is a good alternative.

  • Fun, but...

    by Luckystar77~*

    ...It's hard to earn coins to buy songs. Seriously. I hate having to play the same songs over and over again. The piano game is a lot easier, since you can level up and earn coins.

  • Meh.

    by Tmikiten

    Wish I was the actual singers, not people from the other app.

  • Guitar

    by Runnerdream

    Very fun and nice to be able to play a guitar with ease and not having to learn the cords.

  • Best guitar game

    by Queen Latisha

    Great songs, singers and easy to learn.

  • No Guitar Sounds

    by Tazalin

    This app is great. I can hear the singers. But I can't hear the guitar, and it's so weird!

  • Yess !

    by Kaaaayee

    I love I just hate the glitch that makes me mess up my rhythm in the middle of a song please fix it I am addicted to this game !

  • cool

    by <3mikool<3

    just tried tutorial and I think it's fun. Well , so far so good :)

  • It's ok

    by Nicholasx2

    It's good but I think it's a little hard so.

  • Eh

    by cgxxxxx

    Fun concept, but most singers aren't good at all. It throws everything off. The guitars don't really seem to go with the songs either. Although that could be because if the singers? Not sure. Won't be renewing my prescription.

  • Can drain your iTunes account

    by RamNat

    Somehow my daughter allowed VIP access and now it is automatically draining my account at over 3 bucks a week. Still trying to figure out how to cancel!!!!!

  • Trash

    by Dill Pickle 3/4

    This app was great until the update came out, now it glitches in middles of songs, it doesn't allow you to earn points (you have to buy them) and the update took away the songs I earned.

  • Great! But has bugs

    by ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

    This app is exceptional in many ways but sadly the cons out way the pros. It is very glitchy and always freezes up on me in every song. I really like the way everything is done and would give five stars but sadly there are to big of faults in the actual gameplay.

  • Here's an idea...

    by Boss,

    So, this was a fun game, but then, I started playing Radioactive with two girls who were singing it as if it was an opera. Here's an idea.... LET US TURN IT OFF FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! Otherwise five stars. Update: You can just turn the singer volume all the way down but how about something like a Sing! jam and have the original singer?

  • Lame

    by fanofu

    Use to be fun but now that you don't earn coins as you play, it's not as fun. You should have an option to earn songs! Not pay for them.


    by Lolz catz

    I didn't enjoy this app as much, mostly because it didn't even work on my iPod, smule really has to fix this issue.

  • Song Put In Wrong Genre

    by david34munoz38

    It's Time and On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons is ROCK!!! NOT POP!!! I've been listening to the for almost three years! I was looking for them in Rock but couldn't find it and saw it on Pop. I hate how people think they're pop when they're truly rock.

  • Was good until....

    by The Secret Weapon

    It's was an amazing app until the guitar sounds completely stopped. I couldn't change guitars and then the voices stopped playing eventually. And at the end of every song, it won't let me record my songs at all. When they fix the app, I will rate a 5 because it is an amazing app, but not until the bugs are fixed!!

  • Alright but...

    by Ekul leselh

    I like the controls and the choice between guitars but some of the singers aren't all that great no effence to anyone because some of the singers are great!

  • Alright but...

    by Ekul leselh

    I like the controls and the choice between guitars but some of the singers aren't all that great no effence to anyone because some of the singers are great!

  • Hh

    by Luvvhkillz


  • Great

    by Cool stuff!!!!!!!!!!!

    It's an awesome game just you should be able to make an album

  • Fun but bad

    by Cecially

    I love playing the guitar on smule but it freezes up and sometimes I can't hear the guitar but only the singers which is really really annoying

  • How do you earn coins?!?

    by shergoh

    See what I mean? Games like Minecraft, Pokemon and Battlefield They're great aren't they? They're all rewarding, but in this little fun guitarist game, what's the point of playing if you can't get coins? Maybe I should explore more of the settings though, anyways back to the point how it possible to buy songs if you can't earn stuff from them? My Opinion, Love MysteryMan226854

  • Cool

    by Baydawn


  • I stick with the real thing

    by BigDize

    Dont like it at all, it just dont sound like the actual instrument and song.

  • Good and bad

    by EMosson

    The app is very fun, but when you are playing the guitar it freezes up sometimes in the middle. That is really inconvenient! Over all it is a pretty good app!

  • It's good...

    by OsirisLang

    I would like to play it but I would like to sing it too it would be way more fun instead of listening to someone else sing it would be your own voice that your listening too

  • Takes awhile to download

    by E232322

    It takes awhile to download but otherwise it's a great game!

  • Love it!!!!!!

    by Marioman5623

    Its so fun and entertaining!! I love to play and i don't want anyone or thing interrupting me while I'm playing! But it needs a bigger choice of songs.

  • OMG

    by General Minaru

    This app is hot!

  • Love it!

    by Loveliness is

    I've never found a game like this one. It's amazing.

  • Preview

    by lfgiraffe.

    Add a "preview" option before buying a song, like Magic Piano.

  • Very Bad

    by Mr-crowley

    Its like going to the bar and listening to drunk people butcher your favorite songs no way to shut off bad vocals rock selection is very bad unless you think 1980's hair band radio rock is cool zero stars ruined an otherwise good game

  • Terrible

    by Swagster44455

    It keeps on closing up and I can't even play it!

  • Crap

    by The real dennbert

    You have to pay for everything, and all of the songs are the dumbest of dumb pop crap. I mean not even the good pop, but stuff like Jason mraz, Bruno Mars... Even people who like pop don't listen to those bozos.

  • Where's the metal?

    by xxGRAVEYARDxx

    If this had like a real rock selection I would give 5 stars. Metallica, five finger death punch, rob zombie. Just some ideas would love to see it happen.

  • -5 starz

    by Christv24

    This game fukn suks

  • Good, but current update doesn't work

    by Pewdie425

    I've tried to play songs; they take FOREVER to load and when they are almost done loading, I get an error message when my connection is completely fine. I can't change the style of the guitar either. I hope I'm not the only one who has dealt with these issues.

  • Fun

    by Beakermouth96

    It's fun!

  • Good, but bad, glaring flaw.

    by Eeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaqqq

    This program is exceptional in many ways. The playing is very smooth and fun. But the vocalists on each song are from the Smule Sing app. And believe it or not, not many people there are very good at singing. I would much rather listen to the actual artist sing than a few drunk teens. When you get someone good, the app is fun to play. But they are hard to find. If you don't mind a few derps screaming into their microphone to your favorite song while you attempt to play a guitar mini game. This is a very fun app. But for me, I couldn't be bothered to try and find good singers. But to those of you who don't mind listening to some ehh vocals before you find someone good, this is actually worth playing!

  • Guitar!smule

    by Guitar player 7121

    Awesome app. Me and my friends enjoy playing it.

  • No Metallica?

    by Charlie Fore

    Please please please add some Metallica. I mean you give the rock guitar and the electric guitar but no Metallica? Why? At least just add "One" by Metallica. Then I'll give 5 stars

  • Crashing

    by Snickersncb

    Always crashing. Seems like a really good game and I would rate it 5 stars but its crashing. Please fix it.


    by belieber!!!(:

    I'm in this app all day, everyday. I love it, it's awesome.

  • Works great

    by Barbarabee

    Love this

  • Please add

    by Small88Wolf

    Please add a setting with no vocalists.

  • Scam

    by L-Treerex

    I want to restore my all access pass but it won't let me 1star til fixed the acces pass was 1 week

  • Not-so fun

    by Dulcimer Diva

    I tried to get a song on this app... I couldn't unless I wanted to pay for something I use when I'm bored, watch a video for practically nothing, or do some stupid task that has nothing to do with music. And the music goes way to fast!!!

  • Awesome

    by Kykysmart

    I have so much fun playing this every day!!!!!!¡

  • Great App!

    by lindak0

    Loved the new updates. I wish I could give more stars.

  • Best guitar app, ever!

    by Svilenrocks

    Best guitar experience!

  • Thank you for adding Hendrix!

    by Robert Schumann III

    Smule, I’ve been asking since the summer, and you gave me Jimi. (He is alive!). This is truly Epic.

  • by Kamkam517

    You have to be VIP to earn songs.

  • Cool

    by Agotcher

    This app is pretty cool

  • Guitar with Sing!

    by MaggiMouse96

    I really love this app but what I don't understand is why is it that when I use the Smule Sing! app and I select my vocals with the song on the guitar app, the guitar is completely muted. Please fix and I'll give both apps 5 stars.

  • Stop the singing

    by Jonathan McKee

    For the love of god stop letting random people sing the songs. I feel as if my wars are being raped by the devils dick and my roommate is slowly slipping into madness.... Thank you. Besides that the guitar part is fun

  • Awesomeee.!!

    by Lidanatoor

    Ilove guitar and this app suree makes you loveee it moreeee.!!!!! Awsomeee.!!! :3

  • Good

    by Max61104

    I wish songs are less points

  • Real singers

    by Bobbyjoeisreallyawesome2002

    I like how you can play music and that part sounds good, but the fact that the actual singers aren't singing the songs I what I don't like.

  • Disappointed

    by Silver Salem

    I like the look and graphics, but for some reason it won't let me play acoustic and whenever I play a song you can't hear the guitar at all.

  • Good but...

    by Kaufmannatron

    Good app but I don't like the singers from the karaoke app

  • It's ok

    by LilyKoi19

    It seems that the tempo is off. Would be nice to get more coins even if you play a song with no misses.

  • Siper

    by MR Redneck 69


  • Recurring Charges!!!

    by RecurringlyCharged!!!

    Unbelievable! I agreed to pay for a VIP song, and then get charged frequently for songs I don't even ask for! Rediculous!

  • :-/


    Well it is okay I guess but They REALLY need to get the REAL singers and Change the difficulty because even easy is a challenge I can't STAND it

  • Come on...VIP? REALLY?

    by Audry Henson

    To start off, the app really fun and challenging if you want it to be. I really enjoy it. The only thing is that like half or maybe even more of the songs are VIP! And it's mostly all the ones I actually have heard of! The ones you can buy with coins are a bunch of songs I personally don't care for. Right now, i have a total of like 3 songs because the ones I WANT are VIP. Come on!

  • Great app totally recommended

    by BB pretty chik

    You get to play guitar while people are singing. It might sound boring but download the app and see it's not

  • Overall great

    by Dylan_Clapton

    I really love the app the only thing I want is to know what the chords are in freestyle mode and out, like shoe the chords names

  • Softballandcheer

    by Softballandcheer6


  • Would be fun if...

    by Gabellaaa

    I was willing to spend money on being "VIP". But I'm not because I'm broke. Instead I just had to watch like 30 ads to be able to play ONE song. They should at least make it so that you win a certain amount of points after playing each song according on how well you did. Also, we should have the option to have the original artist singing their songs. Deleting this app for SURE.

  • Can thenitunes creators let me rate Unlimited stars?

    by Battlefield4ONPS4


  • BIG annoying issues

    by JuJuBear77

    SUPER annoying because the timing is off between the singing and the guitar note placement so it sometimes tells you to play it too late and it counts off points if you play it at the right place. Also the singing is WAAY too loud and you can't hear yourself playing which is SOOOOOOO annoying. But it is fun other than these super annoying issues

  • Doesn't even deserve 1 star

    by Hailsenburg

    I tried to play "I won't give up" and it was a completely different song. Then it eliminated points. DO NOT GET THIS APP. PERIOD

  • Don't buy it

    by Angrybirdwoop7

    Honestly, in my top three... Worst apps I've ever purchased

  • Fun!

    by Lissa0528

    Fun way for someone to play a guitar who has no clue! :)

  • Stupid

    by Emo_wifey

    I hate how you can only use singers from the singing app. I hate that game too btw, for other reasons. But all you have in this game to help you out is random people who may not sing very well and mess you up. Also it's really buggy and turned my song into a remix from skipping and freezing so much.

  • It's awesome!!

    by Justalovemachine

    I really like this app, although I wish it had way more songs or that you could play any song you want

  • Two thumbs up

    by Greaaat!

    I give this a two thumbs up. Well done

  • Awesome

    by Batatin

    Is awesome

  • Love it

    by Love my handsome

    Awesome app!!

  • Glitching

    by AsianInvasion713

    Ok I really like it but it keeps freezing multiple times in all of my songs and a lot right at the first note and it keeps crashing it is really slow so please fix!!! And I wish there were more good songs that you could get with smoola. Right now with all the problems it's almost not even worth it! If all these things were fixed and there were more buy able songs it would be my favorite by far!!

  • Rate

    by Mickey3231

    This is the best app that I ever got

  • Good but not color blind friendly

    by Datornado13

    Love the app but I can't play medium because I can't see the difference between two of the colors

  • Not good

    by Iso56

    Bring back magic guitar, it was so much better

  • Horrible

    by jsjehdj

    The old magic guitar by smile was better -.\

  • Booooooooooooooooooooooooooo Booooooooooooooooo

    by Ooooooo

    Too much VIP songs do not get this rip off I would give it no stars but I can't.

  • Fun but...

    by CasFiro

    Great game but too many songs require the VIP access

  • Worst game ever!!!!!!!!

    by Swugyswug

    When I strum or pluck it doesn't pick it up and I get a bad score

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