Google is trying an experiment: it’s letting armchair musicians shred virtual guitars and bang animated keyboards with a new interactive Web app called JAM, which is on its Chrome browser.
“If you ever dreamed of playing in a band, now’s your chance to be a rock star,” Google Creative Lab’s marketing manager Emma Turpin wrote in a blog post today. “No matter what your level of talent — from daydreaming air guitarist to music pro — you can JAM together in real time over the web.”
The way JAM works is it lets users invite friends anywhere in the world join them to play music online within the Chrome browser. The program gives users 19 different instruments to choose from, including bass guitars, drums, and keyboards.
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