Ever wanted to learn the art of playing stringed instruments? You guessed it, there is an app for that. Magic Fiddle is an app released by Smule, the same developers who created the Ocarina app, as well as Glee Karaoke and Magic Piano.

Simply put, when the app is loaded up you rest it on your shoulder as you would an actual fiddle, and play on the virtual strings. (Imagine if you could play Guitar Hero this way!) The app is available here (link launches iTunes), and costs $2.99.

Check out this video of the St. Lawrence String Quartet strutting their stuff on the iViolins.

So guys, I want to know your opinions. Can you actually learn to play the fiddle like this? Surely the lack of a bow stops you from developing a good technique, plus I only counted three “strings” on the virtual violin. Or, is it just a bit of fun?

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