Portable guitar practice device

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Charles Mokotoff
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Portable guitar practice device

Post by Charles Mokotoff » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:38 pm

Does anyone know if there is a classical version of this?
With nylon strings and specifically for the right hand to do arpeggios, tremolo, etc? Pretty sure this one is steel strings which I guess I could swap out, but I bet the string spacing is pretty narrow.
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Re: Portable guitar practice device

Post by robin loops » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:54 pm

I tried to find a review/video of anyone actually 'playing' the thing. Only tried four but not a single one gives an example of how well it works. This makes me think that it has zero musical qualities and is nothing more than a tactile device.

This could be useful, but I also found something really interesting. It is a lot more expensive but there is a midi device called a jam stick that has a similar form factor as this, only slightly larger. It can connect to your phone, tablet, or even computer for home use and actually works as controller for a midi guitar instrument on the device (tablet/phone/etc.). If you search "jamstick review yourguitarsage" you can watch a pretty comprehensive video about it. It can also be used for any midi input in a sequencer/DAW (as inpu for any midi instrument, such as violins or piano, etc.).
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Re: Portable guitar practice device

Post by Charles Mokotoff » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:35 pm

Thanks, its just a tactile thing...I'd like to silently practice tremolo and arpeggios when I am doing other tasks, e.g. on the computer, etc. I am sure such a thing exists. Not interested in a MIDI controller, though I can see this could be dual purpose.

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Re: Portable guitar practice device

Post by Ceciltguitar » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:34 pm

Charles, Google "jamahand guitar".

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Re: Portable guitar practice device

Post by Rasputin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:45 pm

Could do with a version of that with abrasive 'strings' to shape my nails.

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Re: Portable guitar practice device

Post by Charles Mokotoff » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:42 pm

Ceciltguitar wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:34 pm
Charles, Google "jamahand guitar".
That's it! Thank you...
Are the treble strings nylon? Not clear from the video, seems like it.
Do you have one?

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Re: Portable guitar practice device

Post by doralikesmath » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:57 pm

If you go to their Esty page then it's very clear from the pictures there that the treble strings are nylons. You can choose to get the steel strings version as well.
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Re: Portable guitar practice device

Post by Charles Mokotoff » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:18 pm

Right you are, when you order it asks you to select nylon or steel. I just ordered one, will report back on this to anyone else who is interested.

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Re: Portable guitar practice device

Post by dory » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:01 am

If you want something silent why not get a silent guitar?
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Re: Portable guitar practice device

Post by Ceciltguitar » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:05 am

Charles, I do not have one. A friend of mine made 2 of something like this about 30 years ago and gave one to me. I liked it and used it. My boys eventually lost it.

The big picture of the "jamahand" on the website looks like nylon strings, but I'm not sure.

I keep a soloette at work and sometimes practice muted right hand arps and tremolo with it, and at other time play pieces.

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Re: Portable guitar practice device

Post by Charles Mokotoff » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:08 pm

Got my Jamahand, its exactly what I was looking for. Except for my forgetting to mute my phone when I was on a conference call this morning, and everyone getting to hear my "silent" tremolo, I just love it. ;)

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