Learn Guitar With This Clip-On Device and Open-Source App
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Playing the guitar for a group of friends usually elicits a collective, “Oh, cool,” which is code for either being secretly jealous of — or completely wooed by — your casual-yet-masterful skills. If you don’t actually know how to play the guitar yet, this FRETX Smart Guitar Learning Device will help you learn faster than with traditional lessons during whatever time works best for you.
The device attaches to any guitar, electric or acoustic, and uses lights to show you where to put your fingers so you can learn chords without needing to know how to read music. It’s compatible with any six-string guitar and syncs with an open-source app that allows you to share exercises with teachers and other students.
The FRETX is usually $110, but you can get it now for $69.99 to learn a new party trick just in time for New Year’s. Or, you can learn how to strum contemplatively for your own enjoyment.
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