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The QChord (new generation Omnichord) is both unique and innovative,
taking creative enjoyment to a level unattainable on more conventional instruments.
Essentially a mass-market product, anyone can play the instrument,
the first time they try… whatever their level of playing skill!
Reasons why the QChord is so successful:The Instrument
The QChord incorporates the best technology from a basic keyboard and electric guitar and combines both in a portable,
easy to use way. The instrument is divided up into three sections; a touch sensitive ‘strum plate’, a rhythm section and a chord button section. Each of these areas can be used independently or combined. There are many wonderful and varied sounds obtainable from the strum plate and the combination of different musical sounds achievable is both impressive and unusual!
Easy To Use
The QChord is quite simply a unique instrument that anyone can play, from novice to accomplished musician. By using the
basic features, the player will always sound ‘in tune’ and the ‘strum plate’ has been designed to avoid any ‘wrong notes’!
From a complete beginners point of view, a degree of enjoyment is normally only achieved after several months hard work in learning to play more conventional instruments. This is why so many keyboards and guitars end up under the bed, or stored away, never to be seen again! The QChord takes the drudgery out of repetitive practice and allows instant creative musical enjoyment!
Because the QChord takes the hard work out of playing, it makes the art of making music more fun and therefore allows more creativity with regard to composing music. So as a composition tool, the QChord is unmatched with regard to its versatility and portability.
Famous QChord Users
There are many famous artists who have used the QChord (or old Omnichord) such as Jarvis Cocker, Elvis Costello, Dolly Pardon, Fleetwood Mac, Brian Eno, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr and Bjork to name but a few! The pop group ‘The High Fidelity’ has used the ‘quirky’ sounds of the QChord to good effect and play the instrument a lot in their recordings. They share their enthusiasm for the instrument with John Peel, the famous Radio DJ (in the UK). When Sean Dickson (The High Fidelity) was asked on ‘Radio One’ “What’s it like to play, is it easy?”. Sean said, “Oh, it’s very easy, anyone can come up with something in about half an hour. It’s not like any other instrument”. Brian Eno maintains “I couldn’t do without it!”.
Anyone can create great sounds from the QChord, which in itself is an inspiration to use it more and more. This somewhat addictive aspect to the instrument can motivate the novice to learn more about the music they are creating. Multiple skill levels on the QChord will allow natural progression in this way. Many schools have now adopted the QChord as an accompaniment instrument for classroom sessions or for individual student tuition.
The QChord is an ideal accompaniment instrument, which therefore makes it popular with a wide variety of different outlets and groups, such as Churches, RV Parks, Primary schools, Pre-schools and Kindergarten, Nursing Homes, Boy/Girl Scouts, and camping, etc. The very soothing melodic sounds of the QChord make it ideal for use in therapy groups and therapeutic applications. Many organizations are now using it for this.
Accessories (see below for a complete list and pricing)
There are a number of accessories available for the QChord, the most notable of which are the song cartridges. These plug into the instrument and the karaoke effect makes it possible to play as well as sing along to pop favorites, country and western, religious, children’s favorites, party hits etc. Great fun for all the family to join in! The QChord is easily connected to a speaker, for increasing volume to larger audiences, if required. The MIDI facilities also allow connection to other instruments or to a computer if needed.Conclusion
Not everyone wants to be a world-class musician, but many people would like to play an instrument well enough to enjoy what they are playing and hope that others are enjoying what they are listening to! The QChord does both!
In Summary, The QChord Is:
1) Easy to play.
2) Any age – anyone from very young to very mature!
3) Anyone can play – whatever his or her level of playing skill.
4) Composition –the ideal composing instrument.
5) Teaching – an excellent educational instrument.
6) Therapy – now used in specialist Therapy Centers.
7) Reduce stress - great for reducing stress levels for everyone!
8) Suitable for many outlets/groups –Churches, Playgroups, retirement centers etc.
9) Ideal for all the family to use.
10) A good alternative (to guitar or keyboard) for the club performer!
Even though each QChord comes with an owner's manual, Teresa Allan
has additionally produced and made available (in a 90-minute double CD)
step-by-step procedures to help jumpstart all who are new to the QChord.
This is a must for those who want to get the most out of their instrument,
and begin playing and performing right from the very beginning.
These instruction CDs walk you through the
basic functions and benefits of the QChord.
They include hands-on instructions for playing songs,
using various settings, tempos, styles and rhythms.
They provide clear and concise explanations and demonstrations of
the QChord in order for you to get a good handle on playing the QChord.
Also included with the teaching CDs, there are three type-written sheets
that further amplify the QChord's manual instructions on the Optional Rhythm Cartridges,
playing a melody on the QChord, and how to access various sound effects on the QChord.
Many have benefited from these teaching CDs, including those that have been playing their QChord for well over a year. ORDER YOURS TODAY...You'll be glad you did !
QCHORD & ACCESSORIES - PRICE LIST
Model # - QChord Item - Description & Features / Price Each
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