ISTE 2017: Chord Hero Is One Of The Easiest Ways To Teach Guitar
It’s no secret that there’s a whole more to learning and teaching music in school than just the music. Music has been strongly tied to improving academic performance across a variety of subjects. Music also falls under the “A” in STEAM. Some students may go through school only learning and playing music in class. Others will take the music skills they learned in school and play an instrument for life. No matter the case, one of the hardest parts in music instruction is teaching kids how to play an instrument.
If the instrument is guitar, Chord Hero has an answer.
Chord Hero has developed a system for teaching students to play the guitar that’s fun and engaging and allows students to grasp how to make chords and play the guitar. Chord Hero’s system is part guitar and part app.
The Chord Hero Strummer guitar is a 36 inch, steel string guitar, in a mid range suitable for both children and adults. The secret sauce is that Chord Hero has created the guitar with color coded strings. Think about that for a minute. For many students these days there first exposure to “playing” the guitar may be Guitar Hero, which isn’t playing the guitar at all. But what kids are doing is following the game along with color coded buttons.
Chord Hero allows students to create chords by following along and playing their companion app called Monster Chords (sold separately). The game is based on sophisticated chord recognition technology built by Uberchord. Monster Chords listens to and analyzes as the guitar is being played, providing instant feedback. They also update the app monthly to update and teach principles like rhythm, chord progression and harmony. The app grows with the guitar player to strengthen their playing ability.
You can check out Chord Hero at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio, June 25th-28th, booth #158 and online at chordhero.com