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From Illuminated Guitar Sleeves to Ear-Training Tuning Apps

 - Dec 22, 2016
Learning music theory or a new instrument is difficult, but there are many musical aids available to bring the joys of rhythm and melody to even the most tone-deaf neophyte. Technology has made impressive bounds in terms of data processing, and even something as artistic and ephemeral as music can be processed by deep learning algorithms. Though such tech is certainly complex, it leads to an easier time learning and playing music.

Piano lessons were the scourge of many people's childhoods, but technology has removed the rigidity that made those lessons unbearable. For instance, the ONE Light Keyboard and app use a tablet and light-up keys to allow people to learn piano interactively at their own pace.

Even the most casual music fans can learn about the theory behind the art thanks to software. 'Hum On!' is an app that converts users' hummed melodies into sheet music that they can read to get a better understanding of music theory.