Even though it's less than two years old, the iPad's role in transforming every industry from aviation to education to media is nearly complete. You've probably heard about iPads helping pilots and teaching kids the alphabet. And you've surely checked out an iPad magazine or two. But how much do you know about the iPad as a musical instrument? Lately, there have been three exciting revelations made about its potential.
The iPad can make you a Beatle
Okay, that header might be a bit of a stretch, but based on the latest project by Dhani Harrison, the son of the late Beatle George Harrison, the potential exists. Harrison will soon release an iPad app, The Guitar Collection: George Harrison, that will allow anyone to play each and every one of the guitars in the collection he inherited from his father -- virtually, of course. "Paintings should be in museums and should be able to be seen," he told The New York Times's Dave Itzkoff. "Instruments should have to be played every once in a while. Otherwise they’ll perish." The app is affordable enough, too. Starting on February 23, you can download it for $9.99 and tap-slash-jam away on George Harrison's 12-string Rickenbacker 360/12 or his Day-Glo-painted Fender Stratocaster named Rocky. Itzkoff notes that the app is packed with interactive features, from an explanation of how Harrison acquired the guitars to videos of Harrison playing them. If you don't own an iPad, you can just go down to the Apple Store and jam on theirs. Since Apple fought so hard to get the Beatles into their iTunes store, we have no doubt they'll promote the heck out of this one.