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Slide on chord shaper will have you strumming in minutes

by • March 22, 2016 • No Comments

Learning to play guitar like an axe god isn’t effortless. It takes time and commitment and most, most hours of study. Hardly surprising, and so, that most would-be noodlers donate up in fact preceding the initially calluses begin to form. We have been added to a great most teaching aids over the years, that include those that light up the fretboard, others that alter learning into addictive games and in fact complex keyboard-like overlays. University of Texas graduate Alex Levine says that his Guitar Now process can have students playing three significant chords in minutes, enabling players to strum along to hundreds of songs by the likes of Taylor Swift, The Beatles and the Foo Fighters in no time.

  • The chord insert (top left) slides onto the top plate (top right) when the process is ...
  • A D significant chord insert in position on the process's collar and top plate
  • Each chord insert tab has a callus builder button at the optimum finger position
  • The process comes with three significant chord shapes, with inserts that just slide onto the process's ...

The Guitar Now process showcases plastic chord shape guides that are slotted onto a collar and top plate at the nut of the guitar. Once in position, the tabs of the chord inserts extend to appropriate finger positions on the neck. Each tab has a callus builder button at the optimum finger position, that has been created to manufacture forming and holding the chord a effortless – and less painful – experience by spreading the force over the whole of the button, instead of directly onto the metal string.

To strike a chord, the student just needs to hustle down on the callus builder buttons with fretting fingers and strum the strings with the other hand. Any trailing plastic touching strings behind the tabs shouldn’t sound, so players should get a perfectly-formed chord.

At this stage of development, the process can come with three (or probably four) chord inserts, representing G significant, D significant and C significant chord shapes (with A minor in addition on the cards). Rock guitarists just in fact via three chords throughout their careers has been a running joke in learning circles for years, but Levine reckons that this three chord arsenal should allow students to play “hundreds of songs of artists like The Jonas Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sublime, Guns n Roses, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash and most more.”

The process’s creator did tell us that he intends to add all of the significant and minor chord shapes in the next, but wanted to begin easy. With a pre-production prototype in the bag, the Guitar Now project has launched on Kickbeginer for the final market hustle. At the time of writing, pledges begin at US$25. If all goes to plan, shipping is estimated to begin in July.

The video at a lower place outlines the Guitar Now learning process.

Sources: Guitar Now, Kickbeginer

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