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Universal Music Group’s “Six-String” Guitar App for the iPhone

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Leave it to one of the premier musical conglomerates to realize that iPhone apps can be used within the music realm.

Moving past Guitar Hero like a speeding bullet, Universal Music Group recently released version 1.0.1 of an  iPhone app called Six-String which gives you a variety of songs you can download and then "play" guitar along with the song. This app is fun, so easy, and oh-so-addictive. 

Here is a video demo!

Six-String is a way cool music game with the feel and appearance of a real guitar music sheet; it could almost substitute for or assist in music lessons. Rather than playing a fake guitar a la Guitar Hero, Six String provides a more authentic guitar playing experience. One of the best parts happens to be that you are playing along with your favorite songs which are authentic, studio mastered recordings — not dummied down versions. In using this app, you will be plucking, strumming, and changing chords as required by the song. This is such a musical and dexterity challenge that wrapping your brain and your fingers around it will be so engrossing that you might be ignoring phone calls. No music experience required, now you — or anyone else — can learn to play the guitar to popular songs.

Six-String offers a new dynamic presentation in rhythm-based games. Looking at it last night, I found it to be a much more authentic, realistic guitar playing game than anything out there on the market. Want to test your skills and see if you have what it takes to shred up your favorite songs? Download Six-String now and show off your chops to your friends — but practice first before you do!

COMPLETE TRACK LISTING

Embedded Tracks:

  • Bon Jovi – "You Give Love A Bad Name"
  • Fall Out Boy – "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs"
  • Orianthi – "According To You"
  • Peter Frampton – "Show Me The Way"
  • Scorpions – "Raised On Rock"
  • Tom Petty – "Running Down A Dream"

Tracks Available for Download:

  • 3 Doors Down – "Kryptonite"
  • Alter Bridge – "Come to Life"
  • Angels & Airwaves – "It Hurts"
  • Beck – "E-Pro"
  • Big Country – "In A Big Country"
  • Bon Jovi – "Living on a Prayer "
  • Damone – "Out Here All Night "
  • Dashboard Confessional – "Hands Down"
  • G.B.H. – "City Baby Attacked By Rats "
  • Gary Go – "Wonderful"
  • Hinder – "Use Me"
  • Hollywood Undead – "Young"
  • Kaiser Chiefs – "I Predict a Riot "
  • Maroon 5 – "This Love "
  • No Doubt – "Just a Girl"
  • Papa Roach – "Last Resort"
  • Paper Tongues – "Trinity"
  • Peter Frampton – "Do You Feel Like We Do"
  • Rise Against – "Prayer of the Refugee"
  • Robert Palmer – "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor"
  • Sum 41 – "In Too Deep"
  • Violent Soho – "Jesus Stole My Girlfriend"
  • Wolfmother – "Dimension"

Upcoming Tracks:

  • Godsmack – "I Stand Alone"
  • Juanes – "Me Enamora"
  • Juanes – "La Camisa Negra"
  • Marilyn Manson – "The Beautiful People"
  • No Doubt – "Platinum Blonde Life"

Almost makes me wish I had an iPhone. Hopefully this app will evolve to other smartphones with touch screens as well, like the HTC Touch and Google Droid platforms. Six-String works on the iPod Touch and iPad as well. The iTunes Store retails the app for $4.99 — pricey but affordable when compared to a game like Guitar Hero which would be the most obvious competitor.

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  • http://www.LA-Story.com Stevie

    Hi there.. I have no clue. I don’t know what 007play.com is and I would think ask the site or your nokia tech support

  • http://www.LA-Story.com Stevie

    looks like so much fun to me– I am just waiting for the app for other smartphones– and other instruments I am betting will come along too

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    Granted, as a musician, I cannot stand games like Guitar Hero & Rock Band,BUT, I don’t think that this game is any more of an accurate way to actually play an instrument then those other games(come on, you press a button that says change chord). Actually, I would think that having a person hold a replica of an instrument,during game play or mimicry, would pose a better chance of getting said person into actually learning how to play that instrument.

    Overall, I understand that it’s just a game to keep someone occupied but if they like music so much, why not buy a cheap used instrument and spend that time wisely?! Hell, if you can afford an iPhone then a guitar shouldn’t break the bank…

  • http://www.LA-Story.com Stevie

    you pose some great comments and I have no guitar experience (but a lot of piano experience). Just getting used to a fingering approach would be helpful — and I see this being sort of in that realm than playing Guitar Hero. Besides this one can be done anywhere and not have you plugged into a TV which the portability was a key feature on this. I think of it as a game to be done while waiting in an airport, waiting in queue at a restaurant or in a bar playing with friends.
    It doesn’t replace actual lessons.