Want to Learn How to Play an Instrument? Give Jellynote a Look.

I’ve been harbouring this desire to learn how to play guitar and the piano, but I’ve convinced myself that I’d probably suck, so I stick with my Neil Peart-sized drumkit in the basement.  Besides, who has time for lessons?

Jellynote is different.  It’s kinda like Guitar Hero but with real instruments.  Watch.



It works for other instruments, too.


And their catalogue is rather big.  Look what they’ve done with Daft Punk and “Get Lucky.

Damn.  I might be able to do this myself…

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

4 thoughts on “Want to Learn How to Play an Instrument? Give Jellynote a Look.

  • March 12, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Have you ever heard or tried RockSmith? There’s a PC as well as xbox/ps3 versions. Although I like this jellynote for guitar in that they show the tabs.

    • March 12, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      I have. It’s good, too. Anything to make learning and instrument easier!

  • March 14, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Thanks for the review Alan, I’m checking out the site and it’s true, they have an enormous library. 9 out of 10 songs I could think about had proper tabs and cover videos. It’s pretty amazing…

  • October 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I was stupid enough to actual purchase a premium membership. Do not give this website money. The website is a cheap trick. The sheets are crappy and are never updated. I could buy a $5 book of quality sheets from other websites if I wanted. Get guitar tabs if you need tabs. It’s cheaper and has a larger library of music not only that but the tabs vary drastically. Jellynote just blows. You pay to write music and you pay for crappy sheets. I got this for piano and printed a song that is played on piano andi have decided that i could have written my own cover of the song with paying $10. The song is You’re not Alone by Saosin. It lists a good amount of TABS that I could have found for FREE at ultimate guitar but I decided to throw my money away instead I guesd. They dont do refunds either(I’ve tried).


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