Beginner guitar players without formal training often have to rely on the internet and sketchy resources to begin their music careers. When doing so, there's very little they can do to check their accuracy besides their own best guess. I
What it does
Guitar Guru uses the Myo armband to track muscle movements, mainly the brachioradials and the carpi radialis. The pointer on the web application follows a specific tempo for each song, allowing users to follow the beat. When they manage to hit the note on the correct beat, the app lets you know. It then tracks the information for he user and presents analysis at the end.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Getting data from the Myo to the app in real time was difficult, as well as creating a system in HTML to track whether the user was doing it correctly
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Tracking specific muscle movements was definetly a challenge, but it was rewarding to be able to get accurate readings for the Myo.
What we learned
What's next for Guitar Guru
The main next step is to create profile for Guitar Guru, allowing people to receive detailed analysis and metrics about their performance over time. Another direction we plan to take is to add a more expansive database of songs and to add chord recognition to the songs, to add another dimension to our project