Frequently Asked Questions
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If I learn this instrument, will I be able to play a traditional guitar?
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How long does it take to play my first song?
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So what’s the difference between you and Guitar Hero/Rock Band?
Guitar Hero™ and Rock Band™ are rhythm games based on clicking at the right time that requires a game console or mobile app. Magic Instruments is a standalone instrument that allows you to play your favorite songs instantly (in Magic Mode). The MI Guitar is just as easy and fun to play as Guitar Hero™ or Rock Band™, but you are actually making and playing real music, instead of playing a video game.
(Guitar Hero™ is a trademark of Activision Publishing, Inc. and is not affiliated with Magic Instruments, Inc. in any way. Rock Band™ is a trademark of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. and is not affiliated with Magic Instruments, Inc. in any way.)
So what’s the difference between you and the Yamaha EZ-AG, Jamstik, Fretlight, or gTar?
How many songs will you have your mobile app’s song catalog?
Do I need to have a mobile device with your app to play the instrument?
People who learn to play the MI Guitar (in either Magic Mode or Traditional Mode) can create their own original music, play popular songs, or even improvise.
Our companion mobile app on iOS and Android provides additional functionality that augments the MI Guitar’s existing features, such as lyrics and chord playing instructions to popular songs.
Does the MI Guitar require batteries?
When will you collect pre-orders from people outside the United States?
Currently, we are only taking pre-orders from residents of the Contiguous United States (lower 48), once we are closer to shipping we will gradually expand our delivery zones. If you’d like to be notified when your country becomes available for shipping, please either like us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter here and please share your country.