Utilizing the Jamstik in Music Therapy Sessions

Utilizing the Jamstik in Music Therapy Sessions

by Guest Author April 08, 2016

"There are countless therapeutic uses for this amazing tool that I can think of to help bring music to people of all ages, needs, diagnosis, etc.. This is just one remarkable example, and it’s enough to make me excited to continue exploring all the potential of the Jamstik as a music therapy tool!"

Laura Lenz, LPMT, MT-BC, NMT - Licensed Professional Music Therapist 

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The Future of Technology in Collaborative Writing and Music Production:

The Future of Technology in Collaborative Writing and Music Production:

by Guest Author March 01, 2016

Meet & Jam is a community of musicians and a marketplace for engineers, producers and studios. Their innovative idea has revolutionized how musicians meet, form bands, book studios, create and record music. Nick Ford-Young, Director at Meet & Jam shared his thoughts with us on the future of technology in collaborative writing and music production. 

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Road Rants #4 - jamstik and Junk FM at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar!

Road Rants #4 - jamstik and Junk FM at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar!

by Chris Mochinski January 07, 2016

Last week I held a rocket launcher.

Blog over.

Just kidding. Read on. 

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Top Holiday Gifts for Musicians, Coolest Gadgets & "Best of" Lists, Featuring jamstik+!

Top Holiday Gifts for Musicians, Coolest Gadgets & "Best of" Lists, Featuring jamstik+!

by Matthew Cannon November 25, 2015

For us, the jamstik+ represents the gift of music, the chance to find confidence in creating it, and a way to participate in new forms of creating. Of course, as Levar said, "you don't have to take MY word for it!" Here is a list of Holiday Gift Guides that we've been included in this holiday season.

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Greg Karas of Andy Grammer - On using the jamstik+

Greg Karas of Andy Grammer - On using the jamstik+

by Guest Author November 11, 2015

Greg Karas, guitarist and vocalist for the Andy Grammer Band, details his experiences using the jamstik+ on the road, in front of thousands, and in performances as big as the Jimmy Kimmel Show.

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Road Rants #3 - How to properly celebrate ROCKTOBER!

Road Rants #3 - How to properly celebrate ROCKTOBER!

by Chris Mochinski October 19, 2015

Slowly but surely, I came to the conclusive realization during my fruitless, ADHD fueled perusing of the information superhighway that you just have to make ROCKTOBER!!!!!!!!! into exactly what you want it to be.

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Jamstik+ Guitars featured as Prize on the Price is Right!

by Matthew Cannon October 15, 2015

Jamstik+ Guitar on the Price is Right

Many of us can remember growing up watching The Price is Right, dreaming about being a contestant, guessing the retail value of fun prizes and going home with an amazing showcase after the showdown.  Read on to hear about the jamstik+ on the classic gameshow!

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Road Rants #2 - Resisting The Urge To Yell "Freebird"

by Chris Mochinski October 07, 2015

Road Rants with Mo #2 Freebird

The act of yelling “Freebird” has been a sort of tradition ever since Ronnie Van Zant asked "What song is it you wanna hear?" during the recording of Lynyrd Skynyrd's first live album "One More from the Road" in 1976. I wanted to learn more fun facts about this phenomenon, so I decided to get down to business.

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An Update from Music Educator Troy Strand - "The Jamstik MIDI guitar unit has since become a favorite at my school."

by Guest Author October 05, 2015

Update: Jamstik in the classroom with Troy Strand

The Jamstik MIDI guitar unit has since become a favorite at my school (and has even garnered the attention of the Pioneer Press!). Kids can't wait to get their hands on the instruments and learn new skills created by real musicians and educators. Best of all, I get to support students when they need me and truly create a constructivist classroom environment where kids' experiences meet new ideas and create valuable, lasting learning.

 

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Road Rants #1 - Alright, Who Gave That Guy Admin Access??

by Chris Mochinski September 22, 2015

Road Rants with MOI’ve been loosely mixed up with the creators of The jamstik for perhaps three years, and very closely working with them for a year and some change. Through what I can only assume has been some sort of tragic clerical error, I was recently given moderator privileges across our social media and blogging platforms. Hmm...

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Wireless dance moves by Andy Grammer band on Jimmy Kimmel Live made possible by the puc+!

by Jarod Hadaway September 09, 2015

puc+ wireless MIDI used by Andy Grammer Band on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The jamstik’s bluetooth brother the, “puc+” recently had it’s biggest debut with Andy Grammer's band on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Zivix's product allowed the band to play wireless keytars making it possible for an amazingly choreographed performance on the popular late night show. Read on to hear about the experience and check out some more pictures!

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The “Get Lucky” jamstik video, step by step, a coarse primer

by Chris Heille August 27, 2015

I get lots of “how’d you do that” questions regarding the “Get Lucky” video we launched on YouTube in June of 2013. At some point in time I’ll cook up a video that covers this a little more in depth, but for now I’ll try to point you to some resources and explanations behind what’s happening in the video.

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