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Wearable Ear Training Devices

The Vibes Wearable Promises to Teach Musical Intervals and Keys

— May 1, 2017 — Tech
The Vibes wearable is a new tool to help budding musicians improve their technical abilities. Created in conjunction with the latest neuroscience surrounding music, the system includes both a wearable device (called the Vibes wearable) and a mobile app to give people easy and effective ear training.

In musical parlance, ear training is the practice of being able to hear the intervals between notes, the notes that make up chords, and — at the most advanced level — being able to hear the keys of songs themselves (commonly known as perfect pitch). Traditional ear training involves sitting at a piano and playing random notes while the student tries to intuit the intervals between them. The Vibes wearable and app plays notes, but the wearable also vibrates at different frequencies to give these notes a tactile association.
Trend Themes
1. Wearable Ear Training - The Vibes wearable device and mobile app provide a new approach to ear training for musicians.
2. Neuroscience in Music - The use of the latest neuroscience research in the Vibes wearable creates opportunities for innovative music training methods.
3. Tactile Feedback in Music Education - The inclusion of vibration in the Vibes wearable offers a disruptive innovation for enhancing musical learning through tactile feedback.
Industry Implications
1. Music Education - The Vibes wearable and app can revolutionize the way musicians are trained and educated.
2. Wearable Technology - The Vibes wearable showcases the potential for wearable devices in the field of music education.
3. Neuroscience Research - The integration of neuroscience findings into the Vibes wearable opens doors for advancements in music training and education.
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