Samsung is working on a guitar that will teach you how to play using an LED fretboard

The ZamStar app and guitar combo might be the first to combine collaborative jamming and learning

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The ZamString guitar

Credit: Samsung C-Lab

Samsung has unveiled a new guitar and app combo called the ZamStar, which is designed to make collaborating and learning easier.

Announced alongside Samsung’s C-Lab incubator projects for CES 2022, the guitar itself is called the ZamString and features a built-in collaboration tool that will allow users to play a riff and edit it with effects on the ZamStar app before sharing it with other users.

The ZamStar page on the Samsung C-Lab incubator projects hub describes the app and guitar combo as an “integrated smart guitar and online jamming platform” with collaborative jamming functions that are said to support up to four instruments – including vocals – at any one time. Additional tracks can be added in to give more layers to the jam session.

The ZamStar collaborative jamming app
Credit: Samsung C-Lab

The addition of teaching tools, like a fretboard that lights up to show you where you should put your fingers, makes the instrument perhaps the first to marry collaboration and learning tools on a single platform.

No other details regarding the project have been shared so far, but it represents one of the highlights of Samsung’s C-Lab incubator projects alongside an AI that will help teach children good smartphone habits called Piloto and a “daily life eye-care system with a nursery mobile” called Innovision that’s designed to monitor infants who may spend too long looking at screens and warn parents of any potential eye health issues.


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