London’s Kurv music has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their latest venture – a “stringless” digital guitar that allows anyone to learn and play songs using touch, motion and gestures.
The Kurv Guitar is designed to fit the shape of the user’s hand and reach the user’s fingers. The pad detects the pressure of the user’s fingertips, enabling fine control and subtle manipulation of sound. The device captures the user’s movement to control sound, enabling the user to transition from one key to another, moving seamlessly up and down a virtual fret board.
It is easily connected to a smartphone and it comes with an app loaded with 60 hit songs. The app also tracks the user’s progression and provides instant feedback. It can also be used to compose original songs.
The company says the aim of the device was to take the frustration out of learning to play the guitar. “At Kurv Music, we believe the joy of playing the guitar should be available to everyone. The Kurv takes you straight to playing the music,” wrote the designers.