Practise Guitar Silently

Is this stringing you along?   17-Sep-11

We were alerted to this yesterday when doing our usual rounds on the guitar blogosphere and related interwebs. It's basically a pocket fretboard (called Pocket Strings), that allows you to practise chord shapes on the go.

The fretboard isn't really long enough for practising scales (other than pentatonic shapes), although it could be for practising hammer-ons, string bending, and pull-offs etc.

The jury's out on this one, there aren't any in stock on their website, so this either means it was incredibly popular, or that there is a kink somewhere in their supply chain.

Anyway, check out the video for yourself, it's essentially two minutes of attractive people practising chord-shapes and flirting with each other.

Rich Beech



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AndyB    Said...

That's pretty much useless.

At least if they'd put 5 frets on, you might have been able to practice some scales. You can't even do pentatonics with only 4 (3rd shape needs 5).

18-Sep-11 03:43 PM

Amped    Said...

Don't think it's useless Andy, very useful for enthusiastic beginners, just not very good for more advanced guitarists. I think even if they made a model with 7 or 8 frets for modal scales, it wouldn't actually be that beneficial for advanced guitarists, as it would be hard to wield in the right position due to the neck not being fixed to anything.

I don't think it's going to set the world on fire, but I do think it's good for guys practising scale shapes and certain scales, like most pentatonic positions.

18-Sep-11 04:16 PM

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