Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Covers: Hallulujah on Nintendo DS's Jam Sessions

A few months ago I bought Jam Sessions, the Nintendo DS game that turns the DS into a virtual guitar. Besides the steep learning curve, disappointing collection of preset songs, and unexplainable lack of power chords, the game is terrific and has really enhanced my learning how to play a real guitar. It's helped me with things like rhythm, strum patterns, key, so on and so on. A great example of how powerful the free play mode is these Youtube vids of people playing along with Rufus Wainwright's cover of "Hallelujah". The top video is more like a how-to video with the original song playing in the background, and the bottom is a short performance of what the song sounds like with just the singer and DS, no backing track (the guy can't sing, but he plays the DS very well).

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