For all the technological advances that we have seen in recent years, for whatever reason, there are still a few things that have proven difficult to update. One of these things is music education, specifically teaching and learning to play the guitar. Sure, there are a ton of different apps and software programs that can show you what to do and how to play. These programs are great, and offer an excellent way to learn. That said, until now these apps and programs have been lacking one major element: feedback. One German startup has come up with a solution to the problem: Uberchord.
Uberchord, a Berlin-based company, is developing a mobile app that listens to students play guitar and provides personal coaching to help them improve. The firm’s patent-pending audio recognition technology allows for a radically new learning concept and teaches students the language of music.1
The Uberchord iOS app, currently in beta, uses the iPhone’s microphone to listen and recognize the music as you play. The app also learns your playing style, and adapts to you: “Uberchord listens to you play guitar, provides instant feedback and adapts to your personal progress.”2
Earlier in March, Uberchord raised a “a high six-figure seed investment,” and have begun rolling out their beta. You can sign up for the beta on their website. During one of the Startup Oasis events at SXSW, we had a chance to speak with Uberchord. Check it out: