A good friend recently sent me this article about a new technology built for "aspiring musicians" -- and I think its great.
The basic premise is that a band is worn around the forearm, which tickles specific nerves with electro-impulses in musical sequence -- as needed for guitar plucking, or piano playing, or whatever the instrument may be. In other words, the impulses are mapped to the notes of the music, as played by specific fingers, and the impulses trigger the dexterity of those fingers in specific sequence.
I've seen this done with actual implants before -- there were these British researchers who created a similar system in which electrified pins were actually inserted into the wrist, but of course, this new method is far less invasive.
What do I think about this? Cheating? Hell no..... I think any form of dexterity programing and any method of musical advancement with the aide of technology is wonderful. Sign me up.
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