After nine years of choir, I’m still not capable of carrying a tune. I probably should have given up, but I’m too stubborn. There are dozens of people like me. These people have a passion for music and no ability to do it justice. So, what are we to do? Well, now there’s HumStar.
I’ve had the joy of knowing several people who never seem to know the right lyrics to a song. They mumble and bumble their way through song after song on the radio. Pretty soon, you start begging the gods of music that your favorite songs are never played in their company so that they aren’t tainted by your friend’s lack of talent. HumStar doesn’t require any knowledge of music. It doesn’t even require any real talent. All you have to be able to do is hum a tune.
HumStar comes with audio clips from popular music. Don’t worry. It’s current music. You’re not going to be hearing music from the ’40s. You can listen to each clip to familiarize yourself with it, and then you tap the option to record. Hum your little heart out to the best of your ability.
Next, your friend gets to guess what you hummed. Depending on the difficulty level of the song you chose, you and your friend can earn anywhere from one to three coins per round. After you guess, it’s your friend’s turn to hum for you. If you or your friend get stuck on a song, you can spend some of your coins on a hint.
I get frustrated when paid apps require others to have the app in order to play together. It’s a smart marketing tactic, but it bothers me. Luckily, HumStar is a free app. You can have as many friends as you want participating.