Learn to Play the Guitar Using an iPhone or iPad

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New app designed by XING and Faith offers professional lessons for beginner to intermediate guitar players.

Want to learn how to play the guitar but don’t have time or money to pay for a private lesson?

XING INC., a subsidiary of Brother Industries, Ltd. and a major karaoke system platform provider in Japan, along with Faith, Inc., announced today that it has released the multi-functional guitar lessons application “Guitar Lessons & TAB Viewer” for iPhone or iPad.

The new app is designed to effectively teach beginner to intermediate guitar players the basics of music and guitar playing to enable a person to learn how to play the guitar in the comfort of their own home on their own schedule. In the age of smart phones, Guitar Lessons & TAB Viewer provides excellent guidance by allowing the user to browse and manage tablature, learn music theory, and practice basic guitar playing skills. The complete app also includes a high-end tuner and a metronome.

The app includes features found in more expensive and high-end professional software. For only 0.99 USD, Guitar Lessons & TAB Viewer offers professional functions and lessons.

Unique features of Guitar Lessons & TAB Viewer’s include: the viewer tab, guitar lesson, tuner & metronome, and user interface.

The Viewer Tab enables the player to efficiently practice the guitar through functions such as: MIDI regeneration, looping, key change, and tempo change. Tablature data is accessible from the application through the browser and is compatible with the Guitar Pro file format (gp3, gp4, gp5).

*Arobas Music has the all rights of Guitar Pro file format.

The Guitar Lesson teaches music theory as a foundation and provides lessons on how to play the guitar for beginner to intermediate players. Fingering exercises are also shown in videos.

In the Tuner & Metronome section, the chromatic tuner, typically more expensive in other commercial products, works with both guitar and bass, and includes open tuning functionality. The metronome, in addition to standard functions, rhythm tap features automatic tempo detection.

Upon selecting bass or guitar (in the User Interface section), the display for each function is fully customizable.

The Guitar Lessons & TAB Viewer App is now available. View the official website at http://gl.joysound.com/glat/index.html and App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guitar-lessons-tab-viewer/id853572354?ls=1&mt=8.

Since being founded in 1992 as a subsidiary of Brother Industries, Ltd., XING has developed and sold cutting-edge, broadcast karaoke products under the brand name "JOYSOUND.” In addition, XING runs nearly 80 karaoke company shops in Japan and is known as the leader of Japanese karaoke culture. XING is also a music entertainment company that sells products as well as provides services featuring its proprietary karaoke technology and content.

A trademark of XING INC., JOYSOUND is one of the most recognized karaoke brands in Japan. For over twenty years hundreds of thousands of karaoke machines for commercial use and various home consumer services, including smart phones, have been developed and released under JOYSOUND. The company's growth is attributable to providing products not only for karaoke but for the general music entertainment business.

About FAITH, Inc.:
Faith (http://www.faith-inc.com/) is a pioneer in the ring-tone business for mobile phone. After originating the "ring-tone" concept, Faith commercialized the idea and expanded it both in Japan and throughout the world. Faith provides mobile users with a variety of content services including music, video, educational game, medical and health information delivery. In addition, in January 2010, the Faith Group welcomed Nippon Columbia, the oldest record company in Japan, as a group member. Aiming to become an even higher value enterprise, Faith is developing an optimal content distribution system, ranging from content planning and production to platform design and construction. Faith’s content distribution system provides a one-stop delivery with flexibility to adapt to future development, ensuring Faith’s ability to meet the diverse needs of users of mobile phones, PCs, and digital home appliance or users of any other virtual environment.

For media information, contact:
Michelle Suzuki
Wowmax Media

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