The first time I played Guitar Hero, I was both fascinated and appalled. I couldn’t believe that rock ‘n’ roll had been turned into a video game. At the same time, I was excited that video games were catering to music fans. Within an hour, I was hooked on the game and decided that it was awesome and could even serve to encourage gamers to venture into the music world to learn how to play real instruments.
KnowNote has a similar theme, but the mechanics are much different. First of all, you don’t need a plastic guitar to play it. Instead, you use a keyboard. The original desktop game utilizes your computer’s keys. The iPad version includes its own customized in-app keyboard so you can rock those shredding solos without having to tap the shift key. In fact, there is no shift key.