Yamaha Guitars has partnered with Musopia, whereby Musopia’s FourChords app will be included in the Yamaha GigMaker — available in both Electric and Standard (acoustic) packages. The kit includes a Yamaha acoustic or electric guitar (a 20-watt amp comes included in the GigMaker Electric), gig bag, strap, strings, picks, digital tuner, DVD guitar lessons, and now, a 30-day free trial of Musopia’s FourChords app. Designed to allow beginners and intermediate players to learn quickly how to play, FourChords can help GigMaker musicians start using the gear and play songs immediately on day one, whether it be Adele, Bruno Mars, the Beatles, or any of hundreds of other artists.

FourChords features exclusive “smart listening” technology, which provides personalized feedback to a user’s development, telling them which chords they are playing perfectly and which they need to work on. Other key features include karaoke-style display and lyrics allowing multiple users to play and sing along, an in-app tuner, key transposing, and adjustable tempo and backing tracks.

“Partnering with Musopia and adding FourChords to the GigMaker package moves aspiring musicians from traditional learning to a new experience geared towards fun,” said Dennis Webster, product marketing manager, Yamaha Guitars. “Not only do players have the opportunity to play from the moment they touch the guitar, but they also have access to an abundance of song selections. Budding musicians have the ability to learn the music of their life, catered to their personal skill set.”

“Musopia FourChords is a great example of how the digital revolution changes the way we learn music,” added Musopia’s CEO Topi Löppönen. “Our partnership with Yamaha is a strategic one and it allows us to reach a significant number of new customers and help them enjoy their great Yamaha instruments.”

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