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App-Powered Instruments

The gTar iPhone Guitar Integrates Smartphones into Music

— May 23, 2012 — Tech
Cleverly shifting technology into the music sphere, the gTar app and guitar is somewhere between an instructor and an instrument.

The instructional app works with an accompanying specially built guitar which features a place for users to plug in their iPhones. The app features a great deal of songs, from which a player will choose a track and the level of difficulty they'd like to work at. The app then nudges players along by providing the sheet music on the phone and lighting up the notes on the guitar where they need to press. gTar users gradually move through levels until they can play difficult songs with less help from the integrated guitar lights. This app is one of few which comes with an actual accompanying product. The guitar itself is high-quality and remarkably portable, using no wires or amps.

Incredibly cutting-edge and useful for sheepish aspiring guitarists, this app is a new-school approach to teaching music.
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