The EZ-AG is a technologically advanced electronic guitar designed for self-teaching. Simply follow lights to learn songs, without worrying about tuning or strings. Choose from nine realistic guitar sounds, eight bass guitar sounds, banjo, shamisen, and grand piano to make all kinds of music. A built-in speaker means that the guitar is always ready to play, with or without connecting it to an optional external amplifier. Volume, tempo, balance, and capo controls give full control over all sonic options. The EZ-AG makes it easier for everyone to learn to play guitar. Please visit "http://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/" to view recommended products that are compatible with EZ Learning Guitars.
If you are thinking of learning to play guitar, you might want to take a serious look at the EZ-AG guitar from Yamaha. Now anyone, of any age, can learn chords and strumming by following lights. Features include a selection of built-in songs and riffs fo...
If you are thinking of learning to play guitar, you might want to take a serious look at the EZ-AG guitar from Yamaha. Now anyone, of any age, can learn chords and strumming by following lights. Features include a selection of built-in songs and riffs for you to play along with and you can download more songs from your computer into the guitar. In addition to 9 realistic guitar sounds, there are 8 bass guitar sounds, banjo, shamisen and grand piano. It comes with a built-in speaker and headphone jack and can be connected to an external amplifier (optional). An LED gives visual feedback and there are volume, tempo, balance and capo controls. These cutting edge features help overcome many of the objections of beginner guitar players:
|Sore fingers||No sore fingers because there are no
strings to press
|How do I learn to strum?||The EZ-AG lets you learn to strum while
it plays the chords
|How do I learn to play chords?||The EZ-AG shows you the notes for
chords using the lights
|How do I tune this thing? Which one is
the "E" string? "A" string?
|This guitar is always in tune no tuning
|Where do I buy strings 'cause I just
|No strings required|
|It's boring learning to play an
instrument with no music to play along
|The EZ-AG comes with 25 built-in songs
and riffs to play along with
|I want to learn to play my favorite song||Find your favorite MIDI song file on the
Internet and transfer it into the EZ-AG
|It's been a month and I'm tired of guitar||Change the voice on the guitar to a piano
or bass sound & play those instruments
So, read on and see how this amazing product from Yamaha could keep you interested in learning and playing guitar long after your purchase.
Lighted frets: Help you learn to play
The EZ-AG has 25 built-in songs and riffs for you to learn to play separated into left and right hand parts, allowing you to learn to strum and play chords at your own pace.
- Chord Training: Start one of the songs and the EZ-AG will show you the chords by lighting the frets. Just press the lighted frets and the chord will sound (the EZ-AG strums for you). You can slow the tempo or put the guitar in “Waiting mode” where it will actually wait for you to press the correct frets and then continue on through the song to the next chord!
- Strumming: The EZ-AG plays the chords (left hand part) for you while you concentrate on strumming (right hand part) in time with the music.
- Full Play: You strum the chords (both hands together) to the current piece of music.
Sounds like a guitar to me
One of the differences between the EZ-AG and a conventional guitar is the LED and the series of switches that surround it. This control center allows you to:
- Adjust the volume of the guitar and the balance between the lead voice and song/riff tracks
- Select a new song
- Choose a different lesson mode
- Select a different sound
- Adjust the tempo
- Change the tuning using capo controls
- Select Standard Tuning or one of the Open Tunings.
Note: Although the EZ-AG will play back any GM file, the lighted fret learning function will only work with specially designed XF MIDI files like the selection found at yamahamusicsoft.com.
Everything you need to get started playing the guitar
The EZ-AG can be powered from an optional AC adaptor for playing and practicing but when you want to go portable, simply play the guitar using batteries (also optional). It has a built-in speaker, so no external amplifier is required. However, there is an output jack so that you can connect the guitar to an external amplifier or to headphones (not included). MIDI in/out is also built in and, in addition to downloading songs into the Flash ROM, can be used to transmit data (example: note data, strumming etc.) to your favorite sequencing program. With the EZ-AG, learning to play has become as easy as following the lights on a fret board. It not only prepares you for a future of playing, but also makes learning interactive and fun for those who may prefer the guitar to a traditional keyboard.
Note: for a copy of the poster to the left, request a full-line brochure from your Yamaha dealer today (or directly from Yamaha).
|SURVIVAL KIT 1(A)||Designed to provide you with everything you need to get started. Includes a Yamaha PA3C Power Adaptor, Two-year extended warranty, Stereo Headphones, Yamaha Survival Kit CD-ROM.
|AA-5||Battery-powered guitar amplifier|
Audio & Video
|Displays||LED display, 6 x 6 fret LEDs|
|Sounds||Total Number: 20 / Guitar: 9 / Bass: 8 / Banjo: 1 / Shamisen: 1 / Piano: 1|
|Media Storage||480KB Flash ROM (maximum 99 songs)|
|Songs||25 (12 songs + 13 riff songs) – additional songs can be loaded into internal memory from a computer. General MIDI (GM) and XF song compatibility|
|Play Mode||STRUM (right hand), CHORD (left hand), BOTH (both hands)|
|Tuning||28 tuning settings in addition to normal|
|Connectors||DC in 12V, PHONES/OUTPUT, MIDI IN and MIDI OUT|
|Power supply||PA-3C AC Power (optional) Six 1.5V "AA" size batteries|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||34"; x 12" x 3.25" (863 x 307 x 81 mm)|
|Weight||4.3 lbs. (1.9 kg) without batteries|