Music is definitely a major part of my life. Whether it’s bobbing my head with my headphones plugged into my iPhone or when I’m at a concert and dancing to the band jamming out, I’m wanting to feel it and understand it. There is something human… honest about the emotion that expressed in music. You want to feel that emotion and connect with the music
While I’ve never played the game Guitar Hero, I understand the idea and how it allows me to sit in the shoes of the guitarist and feel what they feel.
JamLegend is a game that was created by my friends Andrew, Arjun, and Ryan. It takes the notion of Guitar Hero, you playing with the song, and brings it to your computer in a free and very accessible/fun way. It allows me to connect to the music.
In the game, you’ll see the notes flying down the screen and then you have play along using the number keys and the guitar frets and the enter key as the strumming. You can play it by yourself or you can play against your friends.
I’ll admit at first I was very skeptical but then they gave me an invite and I started playing. Friday night at the airport on my way back to DC the time flew by because I was rocking out playing JamLegend the entire time. I was/am hooked.
The current music library is limited to about 20+ songs but I’m confident more will come soon. Right now it’s just independent artists… I’m kind of hoping that they just stick with independent artists. If you check out their Web site, bands can actually work with them to get their music signed up.
Getting your music into this game seems like it’d be a boon for a band. The game is going to be a HUGE success and right now you have the possibility of getting in on the ground floor and getting maximum exposure. Plus when I was done playing the different songs I was thinking to myself, “I should buy this album.”
So… check out JamLegend. Request to get into the private beta or be really nice to me and ask me for one of my few invites. I know you’ll love it and connect with music in an renewed way.