I've been checking out Tjoon.com, a new site where you can jam with other musicians by using a webcam to record and create short, split screen videos.
Some of the videos are pretty funny. There are quite a few people recording themselves onto 4 split screens. Some are singing with themselves, others talking.
One of the more creative videos is of a guy playing trumpet with himself.
The Tjoon Weblog is good at spotting some of the talent on the site, where I'm sure potential "Tjoon webcam stars" are getting inspiration for their ideas.
I wonder, though, for musicians looking for other musicians to play with, if someone has laid down a guitar part and then another person adds bass - what do you do if someone comes along and adds a piano part or drums etc. and ruins the song?! On the other hand, this is a great way to collaborate, meet other musicians and form virtual bands.
Here's some more info. about Tjoon:
Tjoon.com is all about having online jam sessions and creating split screen videos. This new initiative is aimed at musicians, bands and other creative people, who like to record spontaneous songs with the rest of the world.
It works like this: someone records drums as a track with his or her webcam. After this: somebody else sees it and records guitar. That track appears next to the first track, up to 4 tracks can be recorded. In this way not only songs can be created online, but complete bands can be formed or just "one man bands".
In other words creative entertaining videos: a video contains 4 tracks, that means 4 times more to watch than a normal video.
To record the videos, only a webcam is needed. No software has to be installed and it's completely free. Tjoon was created by musicians and has been "live" for about 3 months. In this short period, hundreds of Tjoons have been recorded and lots of musicians have registered.
Tjoon was created by: Jaap van der Meer, Nico Langeveld, Rinde van Lon, Gido Tervooren, Gert-Jan van der Wel and Jeroen Bekkers.
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