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DR Launches NEW NEON Multi Color Bass Strings and Jamstar Mobile Technology Together for Music Education

DR Launches NEW NEON Multi Color Bass Strings and Jamstar Mobile Technology Together for Music Education
Raul Amador

DR Launches NEW NEON Multi Color Bass Strings and Jamstar Mobile Technology Together for Music EducationDR Strings is proud to announce NEON™ Multi Color guitar and bass string sets, in which each string is a different color and UV and Black Light active. DR NEON™ Multi Color strings are super bright coated strings that will sound clear, bright and musical as well as provide unparalleled string performance and longevity.

DR Strings and the music education technology platform, Jamstar™, have partnered to present a new tool in aiding teachers and beginning guitar students alike. The Jamstar™ platform utilizes a unique, patent-pending polyphonic audio recognition engine that hears what the user plays via their device’s microphone and gives real-time feedback while playing any acoustic or electric guitar. Combining the pioneering technology behind Jamstar™ with DR’s new NEON™ Multi Color guitar sets, students will color coordinate the strings on their guitar with the lesson in the app for correct finger placement, strumming timing and fretting notes.

Guitar teachers will have the ability to use the app for free as an extra tool in their arsenal. The Jamstar™ platform will allow any instructor to upload their own customized lesson into the program via a backend editor, so that the student may be able to continue to work on the lesson independently outside the lesson room. Teachers will have the ability to track success rates, and perform follow up one- on -one instruction based on the data gathered while the student uses the app. This key component makes the DR NEON™ Multi Color/Jamstar™ platform a valuable tool for both established music education programs, as well as facilitates the creation of low to no-cost future programs for community groups, schools, seniors and religious organizations. Marty Schwartz, founder of GuitarJamz.com and the most popular guitar video instructor on YouTube (with over 220 million views) is already creating content using the Jamstar™ editor.  “Jamstar™ is a great enhancement for what I already do online,” says Schwartz.  “It enables me to add a new, interactive layer to how I teach music on the web.”

The Jamstar™ platform is currently available as an app for iOS and Android phones, tablets, PC’s and Mac (in-browser) and has over 200K active users.  Over 8,000 lessons are currently accessed per day with an average use time of 30 minutes. The free DR NEON™ Multi Color /Jamstar™ version is now available worldwide and features over 100 free lessons from basic chords and scales, to riffs and jamming techniques.

Jamstar™ also works directly with Alfred Music publishing, the worldwide leader in educational music publishing, enabling Jamstar™ to teach the music of many Warner Chappell artists on the platform.  Users can learn songs from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Foo Fighters, R.E.M., Muse, Evanescence and many more.  Users will then be able to instantly coordinate the colors on their guitar strings with the correct notes seen in the app to learn and play some of their favorite songs. “Alfred Music is excited to work with Jamstar™,” says Ron Manus, CEO of Alfred Music. “The platform is a great way to help our catalog of artists and songwriters share their music in a creative way with the next generation of fans.”

DR’s NEON™ Multi Color String sets are available in a variety of standard electric, acoustic and bass guitar gauges. Download the Jamstar™ player enhanced with DR’s NEON™ Multi Color Strings at jamstar.co/DR.

 

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Raul Amador
@BassMusicianMag

Raul Amador serves as the Executive Editor of Bass Musician Magazine and is the Co-founder of V.I.E., LLC, publisher of virtual magazines. This dentist-by-day, Raul picked up the bass several years ago after a long hiatus from music. Born in Boulder, CO, Raul began playing guitar at a young age. By the time he moved to Texas at the age of 10, he was ready for his first gig with a local, junior rock band. After their first performance (and reviews), it was decided that he would study classical guitar instead. In 1970, his father took a teaching position in Puerto Rico and Raul moved with his family to the Caribbean. It was here that he began playing the cuatro and guitar with the Tuna de Cayey, a traditional Spanish group that has been together since 1964. During his 9 years as a member, he recorded over 11 albums and toured all over Puerto Rico as well as New York and the Dominican Republic. Tuna de Cayey is still actively recording and touring. Today, Raul is jamming with local groups in Portland and Vancouver and is hitting the music scene as Executive Editor with Bass Musician Magazine. He thrives in being part of a world-class team set on developing a virtual environment for professionals working in the field as musicians, clinicians and bass industry support as well as inspiring players just getting started.

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