Become a Guitar God by playing your iPhone with ChordShaker

London, United Kingdom – Launching worldwide today, ChordShaker, the latest free iOS app from mobile music app developer Musopia, turns your iPhone into a guitar fret board to learn chords and play songs. Musopia’s series of music apps, starting with FourChords Guitar Karaoke (free on iOS), are designed specifically to help everyone learn to play guitar easily and quickly and to inspire the Guitar Gods of tomorrow!

ChordShaker Pocket Guitar pushes the boundaries of the iPhone by using five simultaneous touch points on the screen allowing the player to hold it just like a real guitar neck to play the chords. ChordShaker enables enthusiastic beginners to learn guitar chords on the move so you can practice anytime, anywhere. From learning initial chord finger positions to playing from the in-app song selections, players develop muscle memory for their fingers and then transfer their new skills to a real guitar.

Once players have learned the basics, ChordShaker then becomes a virtual guitar with its ‘jamming’ function helping fast track those guitar solos to perfection. ChordShaker has been designed as the first stage in Musopia’s guitar app series, where beginners learn the chords, then progress up to the next stage with the FourChords Guitar Karaoke where they learn to play over 500 hit songs with easy chords and lyrics.

Paula Lehto, Musopia CMO said: “Tools like this can make the world of difference to learning an instrument. With over 80% of beginner guitarists quitting within the first 6 months*, we are using mobile technology to make music making more accessible. We designed ChordShaker to make learning guitar fun, rewarding and intuitive, and most importantly, to keep players playing – ChordShaker is the guitar teacher in your pocket.”

Important Information W/C 9Th June:
Musopia has been invited to reveal ChordShaker to the international gaming community at the Games First Helsinki conference on Tuesday 10th June. Musopia will perform an exclusive ChordShaker pocket guitar/acoustic guitar stage performance two days before the global launch on Thursday 12th June. Games First Helsinki is a developers-only conference organised by Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen and start-up investor company Reaktor. Musopia’s CEO Topi Lopponen is available throughout the event.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 8.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ChordShaker Pocket Guitar 2.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.

ChordShaker Pocket Guitar 2.0
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Based in Helsinki, Finland, Musopia Ltd is a mobile app development studio dedicated to creating fresh and innovative music software that makes playing music easier. FourChords Guitar Karaoke is the first app from this team of guitar enthusiasts and IT professionals and their next app, Chordshaker, is released in 2014. In March 2014, Musopia Oy was selected as a Red Herring 100 Europe Finalist. Musopia has a partnership with one of the world’s leading online guitar teachers Justin Sandercoe (JustinGuitar), providing video tutorials for beginner guitarists as part of the FourChords Guitar Karaoke experience. Musopia is a member of the Guitar Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA). All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Musopia Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.