Virtual Guitar Free

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Description of App: 

This app lets you play the guitar on your iPhone. It has an accoustic sound and also allows you to program and loop chords just by shaking the device.

As described in the iTunes Store:

NEWS: The next update will save your favorites chords!

New video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm5xb6TYzrM

It's an electronic programmable guitar. Stylish, portable and practical, it is suitable for the students, for the ones who want to play with it, for entertaining friends, to amaze your partner, …

  • Simple and complete - Everyone can play, no corns on your fingertips, no complicated finger positions. Expert guitarists can always show their abilities, arpegging thanks to multitouch!
  • Always with you - On the beach, at a party, on the street, every moment is right for a serenade, karaoke or some jammin'. You have a guitar in your pocket!
  • Discreet - Wear your earphones and practice on arpeggios and tablature. So you don't disturb others!
  • Programmable chords - Choose a chords sequence. Every time you touch the big chords-holder button, you will sequentially switch between them.
  • Shake to play the chords!
  • More than 100 available chords - Combine them to create new songs. All the chords that you need are in your hand!
  • High Res Graphics, HD Sounds, hyper-realistic - The graphics are optimized for the iPhone 4 Retina Display. The sounds are uncompressed. The chords truly vibrate!
  • Free! - You don't have to spend money thank's to the iAd support!
  • Tips! - For more information and "how to" read the integrated help section. Connect your iPhone or iPod to an external speaker for a better sound.

QUICK HELP

Follow these steps to play:

  1. Choose a chord by touching it on the guitar neck. A green light will light up;
  2. Play it as you would do on a real guitar;
  3. If you want to automatically play the chords, shake the iPhone.

Follow these steps to program the chords on the guitar neck:

  1. Touch the i (information) icon;
  2. On the App back touch the chord you want to replace. A picker wheel will slide up from the bottom;
  3. Choose a chord from the picker;
  4. Repeat the steps for all the chords you want to change, then press "Done".

Follow these steps to program a chords sequence to loop in:

  1. Program the chords as written before, starting from the top-right of the grid, down the column, then up again and so on;
  2. Move the slider to fit the number of chords you want to loop through;
  3. Finally, on the front face of the App, touch the big metal chords-holder to loop through the programmed chords (shown in light brown color).

This function is useful to play your favorite song. You just have to program the chords, shake your iphone and loop at time through them, touching just a button.

PRO VERSION

Download the Pro version if you want:

  • Stopped Chords
  • Distortion effect
  • Power Chords
  • No Ads!

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.1.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

AppleVis Editor Note: this app was submitted before Usability Ratings were introduced, so one has been chosen on the basis of the accessibility comments made by the original poster. If you have used this app, please post a comment to let us know if you agree with the Rating.

Original Comments: The playing part of this app is accessible, you have to learn where the chords are at any given moment though. These chords are currently not labeled. Also the looping part is completely unusable. I have been speaking to the developer of this app and he is willing to try to fix this. Currently its best just to experiment with voiceover turned off.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads no page elements.

Button Labeling: 

No buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.