Archive for May, 2011

Draw your music!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Designed by Jay Silver and Mitchel Resnick  Drawdio lets you draw musical instruments on normal paper with any pencil (cheap circuit thumb-tacked on) and then play them with your finger. The Drawdio circuit-craft lets you MacGuyver your everyday objects into musical instruments: paintbrushes, macaroni, trees, grandpa, even the kitchen sink…

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The next step after Rock Band… a real electric guitar!

Monday, May 9th, 2011

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Guitar Games - Revolutionizing How We Learn to Play Guitar

Aurelius Prochazka created a series of projects to help novice musicians to play the guitar. The brilliant idea here is that the more you train your ear to recognize what you hear, the more you will enjoy playing music. Because you’ll understand what you’re playing!

His most recent work, Guitar Games, allows you to plug in your standard 1/4″ plug electric guitar, a Rock Band 3 guitar, or a MIDI guitar and play on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. Playing the guitar on small devices might not be the way to go, not to worry! If you own Rock Band, you owe it to yourself to take your guitar gaming to the next level and transfer all the experience you’ve amassed playing Rock Band into learning to play a real guitar!

Guitar Games teaches you how to play songs and how to hear better. Beyond that, it also helps you develop your own personal guitar playing style.

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You can try it out during Live Product Demo at Maker Faire on the San Mateo Fairgrounds May 21-22. If you’re already a backer by then, come claim your free Guitar Games guitar pick!

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Sunday, May 8th, 2011