If you are thinking of learning to play guitar, you might want to take a serious look at the EZ-AG guitar
from Yamaha. Now anyone, of any age, can learn chords and strumming by following lights. Features include a selection of built-in
songs and riffs for you to play along with and you can download more songs from your computer into the guitar. In addition
to 9 realistic guitar sounds, there are 8 bass guitar sounds, banjo, shamisen and grand piano. It comes with a built-in speaker
and headphone jack and can be connected to an external amplifier (optional). An LED gives visual feedback and there are volume,
tempo, balance and capo controls. These cutting edge features help overcome many of the objections of beginner guitar players:
frets: Help you learn to play
Fret-board The EZ-AG has 25 built-in songs and riffs for you to learn to play separated into left and right hand parts, allowing
you to learn to strum and play chords at your own pace.
Chord Training: Start one of the songs and the EZ-AG will show
you the chords by lighting the frets. Just press the lighted frets and the chord will sound (the EZ-AG strums for you). You
can slow the tempo or put the guitar in "Waiting mode" where it will actually wait for you to press the correct frets and
then continue on through the song to the next chord!
Strumming: The EZ-AG plays the chords (left hand part) for you
while you concentrate on strumming (right hand part) in time with the music.
Full Play: You strum the chords (both
hands together) to the current piece of music.
Sounds like a guitar to me
One of the differences between the EZ-AG and a conventional guitar is the LED and the series of switches that surround it.
This control center allows you to:
1. Adjust the volume of the guitar and the balance between the lead voice and song/riff tracks
2. Select a new song
3. Choose a different lesson mode
4. Select a different sound
5. Adjust the tempo
6. Change the tuning using capo controls
7. Select Standard Tuning or one of the Open Tunings.
Buttons are clearly labeled and the guitar is easy to operate.
There are a total of 20 voices or sounds for you to choose from including 9 guitar, 8 bass, banjo, shamisen and piano. For
learning and playing along with, the guitar comes with 12 songs and 13 riff-based patterns. In addition, the guitar is GM
(General MIDI) and Yamaha XF compatible, allowing you to add new songs from your computer via MIDI. An example setup might
be the EZ-AG guitar and an optional UX-16 MIDI-USB interface. Then, head out on the Internet (example: yamahamusicsoft.com)
in search of your favorite songs. Once you find the files you're looking for, connect the guitar to your PC (using a MIDI
interface like the UX-16 above) and use the Yamaha Song Filer software (free download at www.yamahapkclub.com) to transfer
the song into the EZ-AG.
Note: Although the EZ-AG will play back any GM file, the lighted fret learning function will
only work with specially designed XF MIDI files like the selection found at yamahamusicsoft.com.
Everything you need
to get started playing the guitar
The EZ-AG can be powered from an optional AC adaptor for playing and practicing but when you want to go portable, simply play
the guitar using batteries (also optional). It has a built-in speaker, so no external amplifier is required. However, there
is an output jack so that you can connect the guitar to an external amplifier or to headphones (not included). MIDI in/out
is also built in and, in addition to downloading songs into the Flash ROM, can be used to transmit data (example: note data,
strumming etc.) to your favorite sequencing program. With the EZ-AG, learning to play has become as easy as following the
lights on a fret board. It not only prepares you for a future of playing, but also makes learning interactive and fun for
those who may prefer the guitar to a traditional keyboard.
Operates on six "AA" size batteries or optional
PA3C AC power supply.
Yamaha EZAG Self-Teaching Electronic Training Guitar Features:
- No sore fingers because there are no strings to press
- Lets you learn to strum while it plays the chords
- Shows you the notes for chords using the lights
- This guitar is always in tune — no tuning required
- No strings required
- 25 built-in songs and riffs to play along with
- Find your favorite MIDI song file on the Internet and transfer it into the EZ-AG with optional UX-16 MIDI-USB interface
- Change the voice on the guitar to a piano or bass sound & play those instruments
- Operates on six AA batteries or optional PA3C
No more excuses! Call or click today to order and start playing the guitar.