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Guitarmaster

Björkman, Henrik (2015) In Diploma work IDEM01 20151
Industrial Design
Abstract
I started playing guitar when I was 16 years old, and I learned to play on my own. I still play the guitar but I have a long way to go before I am fully learned.

When the video-game Guitar Hero hit the shelves, I and my friends were fast to pick it up. We spent hours and hours with this game, and eventually we got really skilled at this game. But it was just that. A game. What if there was a way of learning to play a real guitar in a similar way as these
video games works?

Through thorough research on how the human mind learn new things and what ways of learning to play instruments, and especially the guitar, there is on the market, I started to get a clear idea on how the final product should work and look.

The Guitamaster is a... (More)
I started playing guitar when I was 16 years old, and I learned to play on my own. I still play the guitar but I have a long way to go before I am fully learned.

When the video-game Guitar Hero hit the shelves, I and my friends were fast to pick it up. We spent hours and hours with this game, and eventually we got really skilled at this game. But it was just that. A game. What if there was a way of learning to play a real guitar in a similar way as these
video games works?

Through thorough research on how the human mind learn new things and what ways of learning to play instruments, and especially the guitar, there is on the market, I started to get a clear idea on how the final product should work and look.

The Guitamaster is a learn-to-play-guitar-guitar that learns the student to play the guitar using light in the guitars fret, and by that showing the student, when playing along with a song, were to place each finger to be able to play the correct chord or note. The tempo of the songs can be slowed down and difficult sections of songs can be looped. As the students guitar playing skills improves, the student can change the settings so that less clues are given and eventually he or she knows the song by heart.

The guiding lights are placed inside the guitars fret and are not visible when not lit. The guitarmaster plays and looks like a normal electric guitar when the learning program is not in use. This was an important matter when designing the physical product; when a student feels self-sufficient, he or she should be able to keep the Guitarmaster as their main instrument and keep improving their guitar playing without using the learning program. (Less)
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author
Björkman, Henrik
supervisor
organization
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IDEM01 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
publication/series
Diploma work
report number
ISRN-NUMBER: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--15/50281—SE
ISSN
ISRN
language
English
id
5463963
date added to LUP
2015-06-03 18:06:30
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2015-06-03 18:06:30
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  abstract     = {I started playing guitar when I was 16 years old, and I learned to play on my own. I still play the guitar but I have a long way to go before I am fully learned.

When the video-game Guitar Hero hit the shelves, I and my friends were fast to pick it up. We spent hours and hours with this game, and eventually we got really skilled at this game. But it was just that. A game. What if there was a way of learning to play a real guitar in a similar way as these
video games works?

Through thorough research on how the human mind learn new things and what ways of learning to play instruments, and especially the guitar, there is on the market, I started to get a clear idea on how the final product should work and look.

The Guitamaster is a learn-to-play-guitar-guitar that learns the student to play the guitar using light in the guitars fret, and by that showing the student, when playing along with a song, were to place each finger to be able to play the correct chord or note. The tempo of the songs can be slowed down and difficult sections of songs can be looped. As the students guitar playing skills improves, the student can change the settings so that less clues are given and eventually he or she knows the song by heart.

The guiding lights are placed inside the guitars fret and are not visible when not lit. The guitarmaster plays and looks like a normal electric guitar when the learning program is not in use. This was an important matter when designing the physical product; when a student feels self-sufficient, he or she should be able to keep the Guitarmaster as their main instrument and keep improving their guitar playing without using the learning program.},
  author       = {Björkman, Henrik},
  issn         = {ISRN},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Guitarmaster},
  year         = {2015},
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