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High-tech musical instruments that make music playing accessible to everyone

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Magic Instruments Replaces Traditional Guitar Strings With Buttons
October 11, 2016
The electronic guitar from magic instruments helps you learn how to play guitar.
The MI Guitar: Easy to Learn or Are You Cheating Your Way to a Guitar Experience?
August 1, 2016
According to Brian Fan, CEO and founder of Magic Instruments, only 12% of the population plays a musical instrument, but 80% of them wish they could. Liz Stinson over at Wired adds that most people who try to play the guitar end up quitting less than a year after they start.
What 15 Entrepreneurs Learned From Their First Summer Jobs
July 7, 2016
Name: John Demartini Company: Founder of Demartini Institute Lesson: When I was 9, I asked my dad if I could do something around the house to earn some money so I could buy a new baseball, bat and glove.
MI Guitar by Magic Instruments - Design Milk
June 15, 2016
Remember a few years back when everyone - even your young-at-heart grandmother - was playing Guitar Hero? We're not sure how many of those play-by-numbers "guitarists" eventually graduated to strumming a real guitar, but looking back now it seems like it was prescient of what was to come: the MI Guitar by Magic Instruments.
Magic Instruments Rhythm Guitar lets anyone play guitar, regardless of skill
May 13, 2016
Have you always wanted to play guitar but never managed to pick it up? The Magic Instruments Rhythm Guitar lets anyone play, regardless of musical knowledge, and it's available for pre-order on Indiegogo now. The post Magic Instruments Rhythm Guitar le...
Magic Instruments Rhythm Guitar lets anyone play guitar, regardless of skill
May 13, 2016
Most anyone who listens to guitar-heavy music - whether it be electric or acoustic - has probably wanted to play guitar at one point or another. While plenty of people do learn, at least a little, it still isn't an easy process.
How to Crowdfund Your Album, Instrument or Anything Else
May 12, 2016
Electronic Musician - featuring gear reviews, audio tutorials, loops and samples
'Magic Instruments Guitar' Lets You Play Chords Using a Single Finger
May 5, 2016
The creator of the new Magic Instruments guitar says it can play anything a real guitar can, but without having to learn the fingerings of a real guitar. Adam Balkin filed the following report. This is not a guitar. Almost, but not quite.
Even N00bs Can Rock Out on Magic Instruments' New Guitar
April 27, 2016
I gave up trying to play the guitar when I was 12 years old. This was approximately two weeks after I started learning it. Truth be told, I never quite got to the "playing" stage of things; I realized quickly that playing the guitar was hard.
Magic Instruments Guitar Replaces Strings with Buttons: "Pick Up and Play Instantly" " Guitar Aficionado
April 27, 2016
Earlier this month, a company called Magic Instruments posted a link to their new product, the MI Guitar, to Facebook. It was accompanied by the slogan, "A new type of guitar that has guitarists scared." While we're not sure that's entirely accurate, the MI Guitar is described as "a new type of guitar you can pick up and play instantly.
Magic Instruments Guitar Replaces Strings with Buttons: "Pick Up and Play Instantly"
April 25, 2016
Earlier this month, a company called Magic Instruments posted a link to their new product, the MI Guitar, to Facebook. It was accompanied by the slogan, "A new type of guitar that has guitarists scared." While we're not sure that's entirely accurate, the MI Guitar is described as "a new type of guitar you can pick up and play instantly.
Play guitar like a rock god without bothering to learn - Techly
April 22, 2016
Ever wanted to learn to play the guitar without going through the hassle of, you know, learning to play the guitar? Well, a company called Magic Instruments (MI) has something of a solution. Instead of a traditional guitar with frets and strings, MI has designed an instrument remarkably similar to a real-life Guitar Hero controller.
Learn to play guitar 'in minutes' by pushing Magic Instruments' buttons
April 21, 2016
It seems every other week, some plucky crowd-funded company is trying to make learning guitar easier, and the latest to join the callus-dodging crew is Magic Instruments, with its button-rammed MI Guitar.
Magic Instruments' Digital Guitar - Press A Button And Play A Chord
April 21, 2016
If you're looking for something new, fun and easy to create music whether at home with your family or with your friends, well this is for you...Magic Instruments lets you play your guitar with ease and comfort. Check out the product here!
Magic Instruments Guitar Destroys Indiegogo Goal in One Day
April 20, 2016
Electronic Musician - featuring gear reviews, audio tutorials, loops and samples
Magic Instruments launches 'digital rhythm' guitar
April 20, 2016
This month's Amsterdam Dance Event is lining up some tempting digital sessions, amid the wider DJ interviews and live events. YouTube is hosting a session on 'the future of music, videos and VR' which will explore...
This Digital Guitar From Magic Instruments Makes Playing Simple
April 20, 2016
San Francisco, CA -- April 19, 2016 --- Magic Instruments , the musical instrument company reinventing the way music is played, is excited to announce the presale launch of the Magic Instruments Rhythm Guitar - designed to allow anyone to instantly play music.
Digital Guitar Helps Amateurs Play Like Pros in Minutes
April 20, 2016
Learning to play a traditional guitar requires hundreds to thousands of hours if one wants to attain a level of proficiency and excellence with the instrument. A new digital guitar, however, is designed to help hopeful musicians or music lovers simply play tunes in minutes.
MI Guitar | Cool Material
April 20, 2016
Mastering Rock Band or Guitar Hero is possible in a series of very dedicated weekends, but learning how to play an actual guitar can take a lifetime. If you don't have a lifetime to spend practicing, but you have plenty of ideas just waiting to share with the world, you need to check out the MI Guitar from Magic Instruments.
magic instruments x ammunition digitize the guitar to let anyone play
April 20, 2016
magic instruments x ammunition digitize the guitar to let anyone play magic instruments x ammunition digitize the guitar to let anyone play image courtesy of ammunition when it comes to playing a guitar, there are no real shortcuts to becoming a master musician.
Digital guitar makes striking the right chord as easy as pushing a button
April 20, 2016
The makers of the MI guitar say that the instrument will have you strumming along to your favorite songs in minutes. The body features guitar-like strings, but the neck is made up of rows of buttons, with chords sounding with a single button press.
The MI Guitar Allows You to Learn How to Play in Minutes
April 20, 2016
Ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but just can't find the time? Then Magic Instruments' new MI Guitar may just be for you. The innovative instrument features a reimagined fret board that allows virtually anyone to more conveniently play their favorite songs at first sight, or create their own original music without musical training.
This futuristic guitar makes it possible to learn how to play in minutes
April 20, 2016
The lights dim on the stage, and the rocker steps out as the crowd starts to cheer. He plugs in his guitar, and gets ready to play his favorite song. As the cheers fade, he presses the buttons on his guitar and taps his way toward greatness.
Guitar Hero? Someone Invented A Guitar Without Strings, And It's Dividing Opinion...
April 20, 2016
The Rhythm Guitar has been dubbed complicated and emotionless by some of its critics. - Read more and find the latest music news at Radio X
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April 20, 2016
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Magic Instruments' digital guitar makes it easy for anyone to jam
April 19, 2016
Magic Instruments co-founder and CEO Brian Fan knows the pain of learning new instruments all too well. A Juilliard-trained pianist before starting his own company, he spent a stretch of his life trying to learn the guitar, only to put it down after realizing all his work didn't help him suck any less.
First Look: Magic Instruments aims to make anyone a guitar hero
April 19, 2016
Magic Instruments makes learning how to play guitar as simple as do-re-mi. Watch Caitlin go from zero to playing in just minutes.
First Look: Magic Instruments' rhythm guitar makes you sound like a pro with the push of a button
April 19, 2016
Not everyone is blessed with musical talent. But that's OK, because technology can make up for what we lack. I just tried out a digital guitar that made me feel like a virtuoso despite having no skills whatsoever.
From Ammunition, A Radically Redesigned Guitar That Anyone Can Pick Up And Play
April 19, 2016
The reason music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band work is because they make it so easy to pick up an axe and shred. But as Internet spoilsports are quick to point out, there's a huge gulf between playing a video game guitar and actually being proficient on a real one.
Press a button, play a chord on Magic Instruments' digital guitar
April 19, 2016
90% of people who try to learn guitar quit in the first year. So when Brian Fan wanted to start strumming out lullabies for his baby daughter, he reinvented the instrument itself. Suddenly, a single finger on a button could replace four on different strings, and anyone could learn to play popular songs in a few minutes.
Magic Instruments' digital guitar makes it easy for anyone to jam
April 19, 2016
Now, here's the thing: It isn't meant to teach you how to play a real guitar. Some aspects of using the rhythm guitar, like strumming its six strings, can unintentionally help with your traditional playing. Still, there's plenty of hardware out there specifically meant to make you a better guitarist.
This electronic guitar will let even the most musically-challenged learn to play
April 19, 2016
Some people are just not born to be musicians, but you can't blame us for at least trying to learn to play an instrument. For most adults, it immediately becomes clear that without hours of daily practice, there's little chance you'll ever get good.
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April 19, 2016
Magic Instruments wants everyone to be able to play the guitar - without all the years of practice, study, and affinity for music....
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