Be the ultimate rock star this Christmas

Air-Guitar-Rock-StarY’all know I’m a closet air guitar player. Ok…so maybe not so “in the closet“! Regardless, let me tell you, no one can rock the air guitar like me. At home, grocery store, work…I’ve been known to break into an air-strumming, arm-swinging air guitar craze. People typically stare mouth-open at my talent…it’s somethin’ to behold.

Anyway…last year, when I found the electric rock guitar shirt, I thought it was the bomb. I knew it would enable me to step up my air guitar game so I could truly become the rock star I was always meant to be.

But now, we’ve blown the electric guitar shirt out of the freaking water….with the gTar.

The gTar is a new digital guitar that allows you to maximize the power of your iPhone (soooo need to get an iPhone now). It’s like a real guitar and a Rock Band/Guitar Hero guitar hooked up for a freaky one night stand and had a baby.

The gTar has strings, frets and everything else that makes a guitar the hardcore rock instrument that it is. But the gTar has something more…something special…it has an APP!

You just dock your iPhone in the gTar, load up the gTar app, pick a song and then you can follow the song on your iPhone while little LEDs light up along the fret board. The fretboard actually illuminates to show you where to put your fingers.

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!

The gTar will make it so that I can start playing songs I already know instead of Twinkle Twinkle. Can you believe it? It’s that freaking simple.

Rockers have a choice of three levels of difficulty: easy, medium, and hard. At the easy level, gTar will guide you to play the open strings and with its SmartPlay Technology, if you hit a wrong string, no sound is produced. At the medium level, gTar adds fretwork to the mix allowing you to feel like the true rock star genius that you are. But there is still no danger of messing up due to the built-in SmartPlay feature…oh yeah….BAM! Now when you get the hard level, you’ll need to step up your guitar-playing game because at this level every mistake (or uber new creation) will be heard. Once you get tired of having your rock star brilliance stifled with specified notes and fretwork, you can switch to free play and really show off your mad skills.

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GlockSince it’s paired up with an iPhone, the gTar is not limited to guitar sounds. WHAT??!?! Yip, you can actually rock out to a grand piano by plucking the notes instead. I wonder if I could channel my old junior high school band days and rock the glock again?! Hmmm…

Made by Incident, a company based in Santa Clara, California, the gTar is initially being sold through a Kickstarter project. Incident asked for US$100,000 to fund the initial production run and has now raised $353,392 with 956 backers. Duh…people know a good thing when they see it. I guess the original backers paid US$350 each to get their hands on the first 200 gTars produced. Now there is a waitlist on the company’s website if you want to sign-up for one. Snifff…I was hoping to pick one up at Future Shop this week but with a possible retail price tag of US$449, I might be waiting awhile.

Regardless, I think the gTar would allow me to fully channel my inner rock star Goddess.

How do channel your rock star God/Goddess? Play any musical instruments? Did it come natural or did you learn after years and years of practice? Come on…share the wealth…

More blog deliciousness here:

For the month of November and December, I am proud to be taking part in the Holiday Yum Blog Hop where a group of uber bloggers will regale you with recipes and funny cooking stories.

This week’s highlights:

  • December 10: Kathy Owen’s Butter Spritz Cookies (OMG I want some…especially those Hershey filled ones)
  • December 14: Ellen M. Gregg’s Old-fashioned Buttermilk Sugar Cookies (with Christmas punch)

Already Posted:

Stay tuned for:

  • December 17: I am back with a recipe for Cheesecake that is so simple but even I messed it up once
  • December 19: Jenny Hansen’s Holly Candy
  • December 23: Jess Witkins will entice us with either some comfort food or appetizer
  • December 26: Kathy Owen will come through with beef rib-eye roast with currant jelly brown gravy
  • December 28:  I will give you some fabulous Mocktail options for your New Year’s Eve parties

Be sure to check out our ever uberlicious host, Kathy Owen’s Holiday Yum page and leave her some blog hop luv!

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Wearable rock and roll!

If you read Jenny Hansen’s post about the ROW80 twitter party we had in October, then you know I like to break out the air guitar. Whenever a great tune comes on, I like to pretend I am on stage with hundreds of thousands of fans chanting my name while I rock out my guitar solo! Seriously. Ask hubby. I’ve been known to break it out while grocery shopping, at parties, in the bathtub or sometimes while cooking dinner.

And I take my air guitar playing seriously. I get in my stance, I step into the zone, I strum out the chords, I work the neck, and I rock it out in Super Star Mode! I have even been known to break out the swinging arm or the behind-the-head air guitar playing. Oh yes people. I get down with my bad self!

I mean…did you SEE my Rock the ROW80 photo?!!?!

Well, hold on to your panties!!! You are not going to believe this but I don’t have to pretend any longer. I can channel my inner rock star with wearable rock and roll with the Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt by Think Geek.

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!

I KNOW, eh!?!?!

The Electronic Guitar Shirt is no toy with pre-canned musical riffs, it’s a real musical instrument that enables you to play your fav tunes…and hopefully sound great doing it. All the major chords are recorded from a real electric guitar so the sound is realistic.

The included magnetic pick (I wonder if it comes in pink?!?!??!) allows you to strum the shirt just like it was a real guitar. NO WAY!?!?! I mean…CHECK it out:

 

The guitar shirt comes with a mini amp that you clip to your belt so it gets plenty loud when you crank it up to 11. And…wait for it…the tone knob on the amp lets you adjust the sound just like a real guitar.

SHUT UP!!! I can totally see myself ROCKIN’ it out with this shirt! Can’t you?!?!?! I can even envision myself cruisin’ the trails on the Rhino putting on little “Rock Shows” for hubby and the gang. Finally…I will be recognized for the air guitar playing ultra rock star that I am!

The makers of this sweet little ditty say it’s incredible easy to play because each button on the neck is a major chord. That means we can play dozens of classic rock songs with very little skill. Woot woot! Now that’s music to my ears.

And don’t worry about washing. The electronic components can be easily removed from the shirt for washing (and good thing…lord knows I’ll work up a sweat rockin’ it out with this shirt!)

You can order one of these fine Electronic Rock Guitar Shirts here and get a little wearable ROCK magic for yourself for just $29.99.

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

How do rock the air guitar or maybe it’s the air drums?!?!?! Come on…share the wealth!

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