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Advanced Technology Turns 'Air Guitar' Into Real Instrument

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Learning to play guitar requires a lot of practice, perseverance and, at least in the beginning, painful blisters on fingers. Playing the "air guitar" by mimicking a musician's fingering and strumming motions is a lot easier and can be a lot of fun, but does not produce any sound. Now, researchers from Goldsmiths, University of London and the University of Sussex used gesture recognition technology to build a digital instrument — the Kurv "stringless" guitar —...

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