Guitar Hero makes you feel too much like you’re in a Japanese video game arcade? (Heck, they have taiko drums and stuff.) Rather use it as a way of reinventing how you play the guitar — aside from, of course, spending thousands on a robot guitar from Gibson or experimenting with new tuning systems?

Here’s yet another Guitar Hero hack, which finds a remarkably complex way around the fact that the controller has five buttons and no frets:

Hmmm… interesting. But I want more acceleration data, so you can create music by tilting your guitar over your head, or throwing it at something. (Preferably something soft, in case you want to reuse it.)

Handy tip: If you’re a man or woman looking for marriage proposals, this could be a way to do it. UK-based YouTuber Jessica sighs, “This is fantastic. I love you. Marry me.” That’s right: post crazy Wii controller hacks, and you’ll break hearts. Imagine what a Pd patch controlling arrays of lights or a homebrewed synthesizer would do. Do I see a Web mash-up of Instructables and coming on?

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  • samu

    A life-highlight so far (possibly) has been playing Aqua Timez' "Ketsui No Asa Ni" in a game centre on Taiko No Tatsujin – two player, naturally, playing one part with each hand – and having a crowd of high school girls join in on vocals. I hadn't seen them gather, though, and the surprise threw me off quite badly…

    The song:

  • Victor

    Guitar Hero is by far my favorite game! It's way better then dance dance revolution or pump it..

    Are you able to play in expert difficult?

    Imagine doing 100% in that difficult.. Sounds impossible right? haha

    have you seen this video?

    This guy managed to achieve that score.. That's insane!

    I bet he is a professional real guitar player…

  • evan

    This is dumb. Why don't these people come up with better ideas for interfaces then just using ones from videos games.. that look like real instruments.

  • Sean

    lol hey I built a homebrewed synth, check out my physics presentation on it at

    Awesome job with teh leet bluetooth re-routing and whatnot…seriously though that's pretty amazing.