Did you know… There is a wicked cool Facebook game called Facestrument that turns your face into a musical instrument. I. Kid. You. Not. It is hysterical – it uses a webcam and facial recognition technology so the user can wink, blink, nod, and smile along to the beat of a song.
If you can keep up, you’ll get a score at the end that reflects how accurately you performed – and you’ll even be able to save your video so you can share your funky jamming with your friends. Seriously.
Here’s a teaser so you’ll see what I’m talking about:
When you go to start of the app, this is what you see:
The three levels have three different kinds of music to choose:
- Indie Rock (easy)
- Hip-Hop (medium)
- Pop (hard)
I had so much fun trying it out, but my timing was way off – so this is the message I got at the end:
I’m embarrassed to admit that was on the easy mode. Apparently I need to learn to loosen up a bit. Ahem. Princess Nagger thought it was absolutely hysterical, so I volunteered her to jam like a rock star and at first she couldn’t stop laughing so she ended up having to do it again. And again. And again. Here’s her funny face video result:
I couldn’t figure out a way to embed the actual video, so I grabbed a screen shot of her funny face during the replay of the video – if you click on it, you can view the whole silly 28-second video in its entirety. Or click here for the same result.
Princess Nagger decided we needed to do a competition, so we took turns trying to beat our previous scores. I probably don’t have to tell you that she won every single time. I think I’m going to have to spend some time practicing while she’s at school and challenge her to a rematch.
Usually I’m not one to play games on Facebook, but this one is so completely unique, and being able to enjoy some silly quality time with Princess Nagger made it absolutely worthwhile. Sometimes you just need to get goofy – the boisterous laughter is always a welcome and musical sound.
Sponsored by Cigna GO YOU, the goal of this project is to let people know that it’s okay to get strange, let loose, and be yourself. After all, what’s healthier than that?
Tap in to your goofy inner side – let go and have fun, and if you want to challenge us to a competition, we’re in. Let’s see if you are silly enough to beat Princess Nagger’s score, shall we? Are you up for the challenge? Go check the app out here: Cigna GO YOU Facestrument App. Be silly and have fun.
Do you make time to tap in to your inner child and just get silly?
Note: I wrote this review on behalf of BlogHer for Cigna, and was compensated for my time. All opinions are my own and not influenced by outside sources. See my disclosure policy here.
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