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New GhostGuitar App Improves the Air Guitar Experience

The makers of a new augmented-reality app called GhostGuitar have found a way to improve your air guitar experience.

You can check out the video below for a demo -- but basically, when you strum (or air strum), you'll hear the sound of a guitar coming from your iPhone or iPad.

GhostGuitar uses the front-facing camera on your device to track the positions of your hands. You prop up the iPhone or iPad so you can stand or sit in front of it hands-free, and the app overlays an image of a guitar on the video feed of you.

As Rob Reiner says in This Is Spinal Tap, enough of my yappin'!

Just check out the video below.

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.