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.

http://youtu.be/Vp-lqRuEd2Y

http://youtu.be/HTwEN6CnJnk

It works for other instruments, too.

http://youtu.be/6LDlxx5hoQ0

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
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    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.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 2:17 pm
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      I have. It’s good, too. Anything to make learning and instrument easier!

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  • March 14, 2014 at 8:30 am
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    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…

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  • October 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm
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    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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