Strumming a Six String on Your iPhone

Posted by at 9:01 pm on July 15, 2010

Universal Music Group has announced the launch of a free version of their Six-String guitar game and an updated premium version, available for both iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store.   Designed to provide a true to life guitar playing experience and using studio masters, Six-String goes beyond rhythm games to deliver the most dynamic, lifelike guitar-playing experience. Gamers can download hours of game play both in the free version with 3 bundled songs and a premium version, which includes 17 songs with purchase. Up to 50 songs, including top Six-String artists such as Papa Roach, Lady Gaga, Marilyn Manson, 3 Doors Down, and Maroon 5 are available through the game and/or for purchase from the in-app store for only 99 cents per track.

Six-String app recreates the experience of playing the guitar by combining a strumming and picking game interface with tracks culled from the real studio masters. Six-String’s virtual guitar interface lets you pluck, strum and change chords along with the master recording and, with the true sound of discord, spares no mercy when a wrong string is strum.   Both the free and premium Six-String games are bundled with tracks from both established and emerging artists, selected from Universal’s. You will never be at a loss for a challenge as new songs continue to be released to the in-app store.

The apps free version includes the Scorpions’ “Raised On Rock” as well as free downloads of Lifehouse’s “Nerve Damage” and Neon Trees’ “Animal” from within the app. The premium version includes these 3 tracks, plus an additional 7 embedded songs: Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name,” Fall Out Boy’s “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs,” Orianthi’s “According To You,” Peter Frampton’s “Show Me The Way,” Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream,” Foghat’s “Mumbo Jumbo” and Jackyl’s “Loads Of Fun.” In addition, 7 more exciting new songs are available at no charge within the in-app store -“ 2 Cents “Get What? ,” Atomic Tom “Take Me Out,” BigBang “Call Me,” Four Year Strong “Find My Way Back,” Rey Fresco “Precious Time,” Ruby Tigers “The Deal” and The Toadies “Song I Hate.” The in-app store also features more than 35 tracks available at 99 cents each.

The Six-String app is available for $4.99 from the App Store or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. Existing owners of the existing version of Six-String will have access to all 11 new, free songs upon upgrading to the new version of the game.

For more info about the Six-String app, go to: www.six-string.com

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