W T F ? "chord Buddy"?

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  1. Mossman

    Mossman Well-Known Member

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    Somehow I've gotten on the Groupon mailing list, and I can't seem to get off... I opened the latest email to (once again) unsubscribe, and saw this piece of gimmick:



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    It's called the "Chord Buddy" and claims to be a "guitar learning system". By pressing one button, it allows you to play either a C, G, D or E major chord.

    How the fucks is this a guitar learning system?! It doesn't teach you to play guitar... It just enables you to play four major chords without actually knowing the chords! It looks more like 'Guitar Hero' for the real world. Apparently, this product is brought to us by that reality game show called 'Shark Tank'.

    I'd dope-slap the parent who bought this for their kid.
     
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    Chord Buddy bump.
     
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    You know you want one. Did you order it yet ? J/K LMAO
     
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    Call me old fashioned, but I think the best tool for learning guitar is a guitar.
     
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    Ha! Yeah, I've never been quite able to nail an E major chord... My scorn is really masking my burning desire. :ROFLMAO:

    And sorry to all you lefties... Right-handed version only. :weary:
     
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    My sentiments exactly.
     
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    This was featured on Shark Tank.
     
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    Yes, I mentioned that in the opening post.
     
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    i guess you could learn how to fingerpick...
     
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    They're hand made by a small US company. Saw the owner on Shark Tank maybe 5 years ago or more and "Robert" funded him. :)
     
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    I think if you can't be bothered to learn chords, you're not gonna give a fuck about learning finger picking, either.

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    It is interesting to note that the accordion works on a similar principle, with the left hand pushing pre-set chord buttons. Of course, the right hand typically plays the melody along with this accompaniment.

    Perhaps Chord Buddy used be used inventively, though not necessarily for its intended purpose (assisting lazy or impatient people). Maybe you could accompany yourself with the thing.

    Then again, you could just man up like Stanley Jordan and play both chords and melody at the same time using your own hands.
     
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    Having formerly played the accordion, I can say that nothing about that instrument is 'easy'. Chord buttons notwithstanding. The number of buttons varies, depending on the size/type of accordion, but on an accordion like the one in my avatar, there's a LOT of them, and you can't see them while you're playing. The only way to get your orientation is to feel for the middle C major button (it's the only one that's indented). Keeping the bellows moving fluidly, providing a seamless, uninterrupted flow of air is a skill in itself too. Then add the melody on the keyboard, and you got a lot to keep track of!
     
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    Yes you did... Didn't see the whole blurb you put under the picture.. I just thought it was part of you signature.
     
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    Yeah, sorry if that came off a little snarky. My apologies... It's an old trigger.

    But no, I usually limit my sig to a single quote... Which I keep there until everybody's sick of seeing it... Or accidentally reading it again for the 10,000th time. :)
     
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    If you get an email with an "unsubscribe" link from a vendor you never subscribed to, do not click that unsubscribe link. The concept of unsubscribing nicely is not respected by phishing email authors, and likely puts you on more phishing lists at best. At worst, it can enable malware on your PC. Just delete the emails, send them to a spam folder if you like, but click on nothing inside them, for your own safety.
     
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    Thanks for the tip.
     
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    Thats why I posted the Twilight Zone vid, I'm on the Groupon mailing list too....
     
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    Teaching an open tuning is almost as easy. I rely on my only lesson from 15 years ago. No technique required to hit the chords with one finger or a slide.

    To play it well, though...
     
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