VR Guitar

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Strum the strings of this glowing, guitar-like instrument in VR
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Download Executable Available for Windows.

This app includes both a virtual reality version and a desktop version. The VR version requires use an Oculus Rift DK2 and a Rift-mounted Leap Motion Controller (using the VR Developer Mount or unofficial alternative).


(YouTube) vR Guitar.
(Itch.io) Leap Motion 3D Jam 2015 entry.

Strum the strings of this glowing, guitar-like instrument in VR, with a Leap Motion Controller to track the motion of your hands. You can perform songs you know from playing a real guitar, or create your own! No previous experience with a real guitar is required.

Instructions
The white spheres on the tips of your index fingers are your cursors. The right hand's cursor is for strumming the strings. The left hand's cursor is for selecting chords.

To strum a string, the cursor will need to be near to the string. Like a real guitar string, you'll need to move the cursor past the string to make it play a note. The strumming motion can be up/down, in/out, or in various diagonal motions.

To select a chord, move the cursor near to a chord button. The button labels show their root note (like C or A#). The chord you choose will stay selected until you choose another. You can move the cursor through the center of the chord-button ring without causing a new chord to be selected.

To change sounds, select the the "Sounds" menu button (below the chord selection area). The menu shows selections for each audio file present in the "GuitarVR_Data/StreamingAssets" folder. Select any sound in the list, and use the "Prev" and "Next" buttons (if necessary) to browse additional pages.

An advanced feature (and one that may change) is to switch between major and minor chords. To do this, move your left thumb toward your left palm. When the tip of the thumb crosses a threshold (roughly halfway along this motion), the chord type will change. You will see some strings change color, and of course, their notes will sound different when you play them.