Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I'm Getting Sick of People Playing Their iPads

App maker Smule just released their Magic Fiddle, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet took the bait. Couldn't they have at least picked something more upbeat that Pachelbel's Canon?

When I saw Lang Lang play his iPad, I thought it was kind of cute.

But it gets old really quick.

There's something about this marketing campaign that's just depressing. It turns the music into a joke or a stunt. I'm not sure whether people are laughing with or at the musicians: Hey, look at those dorks in the tuxes playing Mozart on iPads. What a bunch of dorks.

There are musicians out there who are using iPads as music-making tools. Do you know of any?