Hearing the word technology doesn’t typically inspire thoughts of beauty or art. Some may even argue that technology is strictly utilitarian and not beautiful at all. It’s easy to understand the disconnect, considering technology is often linear and structured, while art is fluid and free.
However, a few new products aimed at combining technology and art may have finally bridged that divide. These three gadgets utilize technology to improve the learning process while maintaining the integrity of the traditional art form.
Anyone who has tried learning to play an instrument knows that it is no easy task. Mastering an instrument often requires time and dedication, but also disposable income for lessons. Fortunately, anyone can now learn to strum the guitar in minutes, rather than months with Magic Instruments (MI).
Designed by a Juilliard-trained musician, the MI digital guitar seamlessly joins the convenience of technology with the soul of music. The guitar can teach even the newest musician a song in 10 minutes with the easy-to-use mobile app and play modes. Users can choose between traditional mode, which teaches real guitar chords, or magic mode, which allows users to play their favorite song with the touch of a button.
The MI guitar has built-in adjustable speakers suitable for both intimate and large performances. Users can choose to alternate between acoustic and electric guitar sounds, making this high-tech instrument a two-in-one guitar.
Rhythm Dance Shoes
While no one wants to be the one at the party with two left feet, the thought of taking dance lessons can be just as intimidating. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue again with Rhythm Dance Shoes. These Bluetooth enabled shoes are connected to an integrated app that shows step-by-step video tutorials of various dance moves. The shoes then utilize built-in vibration technology and motion and pressure sensors to guide user movements. Feedback is then sent from the shoes to the app to determine steps taken, time spent dancing, calories burned, and performance rate.
Users can choose from various styles of dance like hip-hop, tango, jazz, salsa, waltz, and more. Solo and couple dances are additional options, which means couples can learn to dance together. There’s a reason why Dancing With the Stars is so popular. Dance is a way to bring couples together. One pro touts its abilities as a form of therapy since dance requires etiquette and communication.
Now, you can turn your hands into your very own musical instrument. Revolutionary technology has given indecisive musicians an easy choice with the Remidi T8. The gloves combine movement and music, allowing musicians to perform in an entirely new way. Attached to the bottom of the glove is a bracelet with an encoder that browses through user’s note sets and can be easily turned to change from a C scale to an F scale.
To use these gloves to their fullest potential, users will need to have a solid understanding of music. However, for those who do have the musical knowledge, these gloves have the ability to foster greater creativity than one traditional instrument. Slight movements of the hands can vary the sounds and allow musicians to interact with the music in a truly unique and magical way.
Kali Muir is an ambitious freelance writer with a BA in Communications. She was born in Canada but has since lived in Norway, Denmark, and England. Her work experience is as diverse as her past addresses, including roles in technical communication, corporate communication, marketing, and article writing. She has experience working in varied business sectors: Oil & Gas, Engineering & Technology, Clothing & Equipment Retail, and Creative Writing. Follow Kali’s professional and personal journey at www.kalimuir.com, or connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.