In a time when most people spend eight hours a day (or more) with their fingers on a keyboard, a service called JamLegend wants you to spend a few more. It turns your average, everyday keyboard into a virtual electric guitar. Think of it as Guitar Hero, without the need for special hardware or software.
To play songs, you just hit the right note at the right time, which just like Guitar Hero or Rock Band requires holding the corresponding notes and strumming with the Enter key. The site suggests two ways to play–either a “chill” mode that looks like you’re typing into an Excel spreadsheet (good for playing at work) or the “jam” style where you hold your keyboard like a guitar and use the function keys like you would frets.
The jam style takes some getting used to, but is a far more satisfying way to play, and Guitar Hero or Rock Band enthusiasts will feel right at home, although depending on your keyboard it’s a little more cramped.
About the author
Gergely Marton, is a self-tought web designer and developer with over seven years of experience. He owns his own little web design agency WebGurus, and runs this blog in his spare time. Usually the work gets more important for him than anything else, but he struggles to get some time to read and to play his violin.
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