Multitasking: Guitar Mod Allows You To Type By Playing

April 5, 2013


This is the Email Guitar, a guitar modded by David Neevel (of OREO creme separating fame) that allows you to create keyboard letter input by playing different musical notes on a guitar. *playing 'Freebird'* Sqpala;a la dkwl e la fllaldka wll a lalca. COOL!

WK recently allowed me some time to tackle a problem that plagues workers everywhere whether they are working in advertising or some other job that involves a lot of email typing. I'm talking about the problem of not being able to devote enough time practicing shredding the guitar. The solution of hooking a guitar up so that you could use it like a computer keyboard had been in my head for a few years and it was a real joy to get to follow through on it.

I actually just played some Black Sabbath backwards and it typed out some sort of satanic incantation. Or maybe it's just a recipe for pickled demon peen -- it's hard to say. Either way, I'm not pentagramming the kitchen floor with goat's blood to find out, I'll tell you that.

Hit the jump for a video of the shredding in action. If you're interested follow the link back to David's blog where he proves the code he used and more info.

Thanks to David himself, who actually sent the tip via Email Guitar and I will cherish it in my heart for all eternity.

  • But I can't play guitar - only the melodian.

  • Post_Nazi

    Fear not! This isn't actually playing the guitar, since you don't need to learn scales or method or anything. You can just look at the cheat sheet for what frets write which letters and you'll be fine. Atleast you'll have a better excuse for mistyping than retardation or auto-correct.

  • I want to see DrangonForce write a novel

  • Emmitt Morgans

    I'm pretty sure it would be a horrible mess of words/letters strung together.

    In other words, much better than anything Stephenie Meyer has released! HIGH FIVE!

  • zatoichi

    Jeez. That design is about 2 PCBs more that what I would have done. The arduino board could have provided usb keyboard emulation straight from midi. Does this guy just make things way harder because it looks cool?

  • Teresa Phillip

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  • zatoichi

    Hey Teresa. Fuck you. You represent everything that is wrong with the world.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Chiaroscuro shading?!

    BWAHAHAHA! sbemail guitar strikes again!1!

    All kidding aside: that video had the most boring, atonal guitar solos EVER!

  • Jermain Palmen

    Not enough people know that good ol' dragon and its luchalore creator...

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