I remember as if it were yesterday my little smile watching my cousin mime a guitar solo with his bare hands. I've always found it funny, don't ask me why, to see someone play the strings of an invisible instrument.
Today a technology like PocketGuitar's will force me to take a closer look: someone who appears to be playing pretend may be simply tuning a "real" guitar ready to play. A guitar kept in a pick!
Pocket Guitar, the guitar closed in a plectrum
La AeroBand has created a kind of virtual instrument. An instrument that offers all the advantages of learning and improving the way of playing a guitar without having to carry a guitar, but only the pick.
It's called PocketGuitar, but it's not a miniature guitar. It is not even the size of a guitar, or a ukelele. In fact, it doesn't even look like a guitar.
It is about the size of a pick.
lPocketGuitar syncs via Bluetooth with the AeroBand app on their phone, and musicians use it as a pick to play their favorite guitar chord. The right hand performs the movement and the left hand changes the rhythm according to the beat.
The invisible guitar with AI
Using artificial intelligence, the PocketGuitar replicates the feeling of actually playing a real guitar. The "pick" unit vibrates according to the intensity of the playing, matching the strength of the strummed in the air to the actual sound you hear and the sensation you feel.
Young learners can play in three different modes: learn songs, play freehand or challenge yourself or friends with a game mode.
Not just didactic, however. Even professionals can use the PocketGuitar pick for practicing anywhere or for writing songs.
Less than 5 centimeters long, it is infinitely portable, you can put it in your pocket and always have a "guitar" close at hand.
The app also connects to earphones or headphones, so you can immerse yourself in the music while no one else realizes you are playing. Oh my God, the impact of seeing a guy waving his hands silently might not be the best.