The Jamstik 7 can teach you the guitar without actually having a guitar
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With so much chaos happening in the world at the moment, this may not seem like the right time to start a new hobby.
However, we would argue that now is actually the perfect time to dive into something new. Things are changing and while theres plenty happening thats worthy of genuine concern, theres also an opportunity here to change and grow personally.
Lightweight, wireless, and portable, the Jamstik 7 looks like one of those Guitar Hero-style push-button guitar toys, but its anything but. Its actually a home-based, innovative guitar training system that bypasses the hassles of in-person guitar lessons and gets right to the heart of your desire: playing music.
Once youve plugged the Jamstik into your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Google Chrome device, all your sound is filtered through your device as you tackle lessons through Jamstik-enabled software.
The Jamstik features all-new patented FretTouch finger sensing technology and Infrasense optical string pickups. That may all sound like tech-speak, but while youre actually playing on real, high-quality custom guitar nickel steel strings from D’Addario, the Jamstik actually senses when and how hard your fingers are breaking light beams.
A capacitive touch PCB sits right below the fretboard, catching your finger positioning, then showing your fingers on your device screen in real-time as youre playing so youll always know if youre hitting the right note. Read the rest