Introduction and Project Summary

One of the primary challenges facing beginner guitar players is making the connection between seeing fingering positions on a screen and physically placing their fingers. SuperFret aims to eliminate this problem by bringing the fingering positions to the fretboard. Using individually addressable LEDs at each fingering position, SuperFret will enable aspiring guitar players to rapidly develop an understanding of where to place their fingers. By detecting finger placement and strumming, SuperFret will also be capable of monitoring user performance. Through the use of a graphical web interface, users will be able to view statistics on their playing and customize how they train. With the aid of SuperFret, beginner guitar players can be empowered to play with confidence and develop their skills.