Platinum Choice Award Winner
Overall 10
Play Value 9
Cost Value 10
Design 9
Quality 9
Parent Appeal 9
Educational Value 10

Paper Jamz Instant Rock Star Guitar

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Age:8+
MSRP:$29.99 ca
$24.99 us
Editor's Review

The brilliance of this toy is that it gives kids access to explore music in a meaningful way, without first having to overcome the often frustrating hurdle of mastering an instrument. This electronics-embedded "paper" guitar won't help you learn to play a real guitar. It's value lies in in the fact that unlike learning to play a real instrument, this toy effortlessly generates a quality musical sound that gives kids the opportunity - and inspiration! - to "play" with music in a way they can't when using the poor quality sound they are likely to produce on an instrument they haven't yet mastered. Kids are exposed to the sound - but not correct fingerings - of 24 different musical chords (38 fingerings are provided, but sound-wise, several are duplicates). It is a fun way to learn how different chords sound, and kids with a musical ear may even begin to "hear" the various chords in other songs they listen to. As well, the free style mode allows kids to experiment with different chord...

Manufacturer's Description Paper Jamz is the only affordable and innovative play instrument - guitars and drums - that provides an instant rock star experience and open-ended play! The creative blend of technology and play is made possible with Active Graphics Technology which allows for circuit-embedded paper, enabling you to play like a pro by simply touching the paper surface!
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