How do I play Guitar?
Follow the notes as they reach the goal line. There are two types of notes: dots and lines. When a “dot” reaches the goal line, tap it. (This is called a pick.) When a “line” reaches the goal line, swipe your finger across it. (This is called a strum.) By following the notes, you’ll slowly master timing and rhythm while developing an intuitive sense of what sounds good and bad.
What are the colored buttons on the side of the screen?
On Medium and Hard difficulty, you’ll see colored buttons on the side of the screen. These buttons allow you to change chords. Hold down the colored button that matches the color of the note on the screen as you strum or pick.
Can I play the guitar over my own Smule recording?
Of course! After you’ve selected a song and chosen a difficulty level, tap on the image of the vocalist to bring up the ‘Choose A Singer’ screen. You’ll see your vocal recordings listed in the ‘My Recordings’ section. Select it to play guitar with your own vocal track.
Why did you pick colors with such little contrast? What about us color-blind people?
You can change the colors on the Settings page - look for the menu icon in the upper-left corner and select “Settings.”
I’m left-handed. Can I flip the guitar?
You can change between left-handed and right-handed gameplay on the Settings page - look for the menu icon in the upper-left corner and select “Settings.”
I don’t like the singers. Can I turn them off?
Currently, there is no option to play guitar without a vocalist. However, you can turn down the singer volume to 0 during the song and the vocal performance will be hidden.
What is freestyle difficulty?
Freestyle Difficulty allows you to unleash your full creative potential by playing songs without being restricted by notes. Create your own unique composition as you listen to the song and share it with friends. As you play more songs, you may discover that your sense of timing and rhythm improve. As a result, your freestyle compositions will also improve.
How do I earn more coins to unlock more songs?
From the songbook screen, please tap on the coin indicator next to the image of the guitar. You can select either ‘Explore other offers’ or ‘Watch a video’ to earn coins, which can be used to unlock new songs. Alternatively, you can purchase a VIP All Access Pass to automatically unlock all songs, all guitars, and other exclusive VIP content.