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20 High-Tech Musical Aids

From Illuminated Guitar Sleeves to Ear-Training Tuning Apps

— December 22, 2016 — Tech
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.
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Interactive Online Piano Programs
Interactive Online Piano Programs
The Hoffman Academy 2.0 Offers Customized Online Piano Lessons
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Ear-Training Tuning Apps
Ear-Training Tuning Apps
'Fender Tune' is Both a Standard Tuning App and an Ear Training Tool
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Chord-Shaping Guitar Accessories
Chord-Shaping Guitar Accessories
The Guitar Now Helps You Learn and Use New Chord Shapes
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Streamlined Sheet Music Apps
Streamlined Sheet Music Apps
The Musicnotes App Helps You Access, Read and Print Sheet Music
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Geometrical MIDI Controllers
Geometrical MIDI Controllers
OTO by 'Sonic Geometry' Lets Producers Create Music Though Movement
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Interactive Tapping Games
Interactive Tapping Games
This Game Lets Amateur Drummers Channel Their Tapping into Mogees Play
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Hum-Converting Music Apps
Hum-Converting Music Apps
The 'Hum On!' App Allows Users to Turn Their Humming into Music
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Illuminated Guitar Sleeves
Illuminated Guitar Sleeves
The FretX Sleeve Helps Novice Players Learn Chord Positions
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Smart Piano Learning Systems
Smart Piano Learning Systems
The One Smart System Uses a Smartphone App and Light-Up Keys
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Handheld Music-Creating Gadgets
Handheld Music-Creating Gadgets
The Motus Lets You Make Music Without Having to Play An Instrument
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Digital Guitar Teachers
Digital Guitar Teachers
The 'jamstik+' Streamlines the Learning Process to Speed Up Comprehension
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Beginner-Friendly Electric Instruments
Beginner-Friendly Electric Instruments
The 'Maestro' Electric Violin Guides Players with LEDs
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Digital Teacher Keyboards
Digital Teacher Keyboards
The Casio LK-100 Lighted Keyboard Teaches to Play in an Innovative Way
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Wireless Air Drumming Devices
Wireless Air Drumming Devices
The 'Freedrum' Drum Kit Allows Musicians to Carry Drums with Them
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Instructional Music Apps
Instructional Music Apps
The 'Scalebook' App is Designed to Help Violinists Improve Their Scales
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Digital Sheet Music readers
Digital Sheet Music readers
The GVIDO E Ink Sheet Music Reader Does Away with Traditional Paper
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Bluetooth-Connected Digital Guitars
Bluetooth-Connected Digital Guitars
The Digital Rhythm Guitar Helps Users Play Music More Quickly
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Virtual Reality Music Lessons
Virtual Reality Music Lessons
'Teach-U: VR' Makes it Easier to Learn to Play Piano or the Drums
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Automated Piano Teachers
Automated Piano Teachers
The 'ONE' Light Keyboard Guides Players via Light Cues and Tablet Lessons
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Beat-Making Apps
Beat-Making Apps
Auxy for iPad Provides a Digital Mobile Space to Create Electronic Music
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