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Wichita State University University of Central Florida

The benefits for beginners to advanced guitar players have been confirmed by the thousands of Fretlight guitar owners over the last two-plus decades and it is now also backed by science. Research regarding the benefits of the Fretlight Learning System has been conducted by Wichita State University and Central Florida University is now conclusive.

In the May 27, 2014, edition of Frontiers in Psychology, a peer review panel representing academic institutions in the USA, UK and Belgium analyzed the methodologies and results of several case studies using Fretlight Guitars. The article supports the finding that the Fretlight Learning System enables cognitive brain processes that dramatically surpass traditional methods of learning. “By ‘offloading’ information directly onto the guitar, the Fretlight system lessens barriers to learning by reducing the cognitive transfer between diagram and instrument, i. e. less back and forth means faster learning,” said Dr. Joseph Keebler, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of TRACE Lab at Wichita State.

The BOTTOM LINE: Faster learning and better retention with Fretlight, period. And not surprisingly, the long-term studies also found that after using a Fretlight guitar for several months, players reported that learning and playing guitar was so much more enjoyable that they wanted to keep playing and learning new things. Considering guitar industry statistics show that 80% of first-time players quit within the first 90 days, give yourself or your child the best possible chance to succeed. Learn to play with Fretlight!

Downloadable PDF of Full Study
Shifting the paradigm of music instruction: implications of embodiment stemming from an augmented reality guitar learning system