Works

Mountain Guitar

Mountain Guitar

2006 -

Mountain Guitar is a new musical instrument that enables musical expression through a custom-made sensor technology, which captures and transforms the height at which the instrument is held to the musical outcome during the playing session. This instrument plays real guitar sounds simply by making guitar playing motions, so even children can easily play it.
The concepts behind Mountain Guitar are threefold:
1) An instrument that is played by moving the entire body.
2) An instrument that allows one experience pitch.
3) An instrument that allows one to join a session with everyone.
One of the goals of Mountain Guitar is to let untrained users easily and intuitively play guitar through their body movements. In addition to capturing the users’ body movements, Mountain Guitar also simulates standard guitar playing techniques such as vibrato, choking, and mute. Mountain Guitar’s goal is to provide playing pleasure for guitar training sessions.

Mountain Guitar is one example of an interface I would like to create that aids music expression.

Mountain Guitar

Mountain Guitar

logo : designed by
Sunao HIRUTA



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past prototypes (MG1 - MG5)