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For beginners: I'm building a simple gadget that helps learning guitar

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Guess I'm not the only one who have had trouble with strumming. For me, it was always difficult to keep the proper rhythm while playing chords. I've never had a teacher, tried to learn everything by myself using youtube lessons. The problem was the lack of feedback from a youtube teacher - no one could tell me what I'm doing wrong.

I spent a lot of time trying to understand how to play simple rhythm and came up with the idea of a gadget which could help. Since I'm an engineer building this thing is not a problem for me. I thought you guys might find it helpful as well.

Imagine that you put a special ring on your strumming hand's finger. The ring connects to an app on your mobile device. The app shows the chords of the song and a strumming pattern for it. You play along with the app. The ring "feels" how your hand moves and the app helps you keep the rhythm properly.

What do you think?

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Sounds interesting so long as you can slow the tick right down. I find with learners that they can keep a solid rhythm until they try to play their guitar at the same time as counting; then it goes

One ......................... two

erm ...

three four

and then you lose a minute or two whilst they put their fingers in place for the next chord.

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