Wednesday, May 23, 2012
gTar: technology, entertainment, guitar!
guys, i hate guitar hero.
it's not about the videogame itself. everybody would like to be angus young and not only for his schoolboy outfit! and by the way i also am a guitarist and i obviously love to play on a stage.but guitar hero always seemed to me like a way to pretend to be a rockstar without any fucking chance of being one. i mean, you turn on the thing, play that plastic little guitar, do the perfect riff and get a million point. then? what do you get then?you get nothing, because that's where guitar hero fails. thinking that the videogame is somehow similar to playing in a band is like saying that doing cookies with your nephews is like running a three-star restaurant. "it ain't the same fucking ballpark. it ain't the same league. it ain't even the same fucking sport."
anyway this is different. someone finally add some tech to a guitar in a very useful way (not even that robot guitar by gibson ever conviced me 100%).the guys built a guitar, put one lights on the neck for each string and each fret, plugged it to an iPhone with a special app they built and that's it. it teaches you how to play, showing you where to put your fingers, muting the wrong notes if you want to and adding some drums, bass and other instrument to it.maybe it's not the perfect way to be the next guitar hero, but it's a great way to approach the instrument in a very easy way. i dig it!
click here to see what i am talking about!