Smule introduces Magic Fiddle for iPad: Video
It's not perfect, but this video of the St. Lawrence String Quartet performing Pachelbel's Canon in D major is yet another example of how the iPad is revolutionizing music.
Created by the innovative Ge Wang of Smule, the folks who have given us Ocarina, I Am T-Pain, Glee Karaoke, and Magic Piano, the US$2.99 Magic Fiddle turns your iPad into a lovely string instrument. No skill is required, and you can play songs that are included in the SongBook by following streams of colored light.
If you really want to learn how to play, the StoryBook takes you through eight chapters of different techniques and instructions -- of course, you'll have to practice to master the Magic Fiddle.
Enjoy watching the video, and if you and your friends happen to get good enough to do Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor on iPads, TUAW wants your video first -- just sayin'.
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