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  1. Fabrizio Brusca
    January 21, 2017 @ 5:23 pm

    Ciao Giuseppe!
    I’m using the app on a daily basis and beside the fact that it’s an incredible and useful tool, I believe that the most interesting thing is the following one.
    Going deeply into some of the app possibilities, such as using Layers to show two or more related fingerboards at the same time within a group (see video tutorials), I got happily ‘lost’ !! I began to explore with many layers on one fretboard or, sometimes I used too many fretboards just for one chord each ,… Thus I stopped messing around and a question came to me: Beside all these endless possibilities, what’s the most efficient and clear way to visualize this material on guitar for ME? The app is creating a problem that needs to be solved by ME! Suddenly I became aware that the real limit of this machine is…MY limit!
    With Guitarlayers I feel that going through this problem/solving process we can extend the reach and transform the nature of our visualizations and conceptualizations.
    At the same time we need to be careful to not fall in the trap/cage of possibilities by keeping the focus on our musical goal. That’s what Guitarlayers is all about for me.

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    • giuseppemirabella
      January 22, 2017 @ 2:44 am

      Ciao Fabrizio,
      I totally agree with you and the same happened to me the first period I used guitarLayers.
      The results that the app can provide are almost endless because of the “combinatorial” nature of both the guitar and the music elements (the note sets). GuitarLayers helps to find and visualize structures shapes and relations among them on the guitar quickly and helps to perform that kind of exploration work that thousand of guitarists do (and have done) by hand, with pencil and paper or simply by years of playing. This consistent “time facility” that the machine provides overcomes dramatically our natural human metabolization time and limited memory capability so that, at a glance, this can confuse us a bit.
      But you have revealed the trick:
      we don’t have to try to follow the machine in its unbelievable algorithmic but aseptic power… we have just to use it in order to meet our needs and our needs are mainly musical needs.
      My “rule of thumb” is to choice, among all the software results, the ones that meets my taste, my hand confort, my memory capability, etc etc…
      All that said, I use also the software to show my students how works my mind while I’m playing and this is an incredible facility in the classroom.
      Anyway, thanks for your feedback Fabrizio, I hope to hear again from you!
      Ciao

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      • Fabrizio Brusca
        January 22, 2017 @ 9:06 am

        Sure Giuseppe! Keep the great work up and looking forward to the next development of this precious app!
        Ciao!

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