The latest startup hoping to use digital wizardry to help people learn to play instruments is Canadian firm Musiculus.
The company has launched its first web apps (with native versions to come) as part of what it calls “the only all-in-one online music learning tool that will teach you a systematic approach to understand, learn, and play your instrument without being limited by sheet music, tablature or capos”. There are three apps as part of its service: Ear Trainer, Instrument Trainer and Song Trainer, with a catalogue of licensed songs available.
As with other music education startups, Musiculus is using a subscription model, with three tiers: Foundation costs $4.99 a month, With Emotion costs $6.99 a month, and Get Bluesy costs $8.99 a month.
Instruments currently supported include acoustic and electric guitar; bass guitar and upright bass; ukulele; Irish banjo and violin; cello, tenor banjo, viola and tenor guitar; and piano, with learners paying $0.99 per instrument per month.