Chileans develop software to learn to play guitar

Computer engineering students from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María have created a video game that they hope revolutionizes the string instrument market.


The Software Fair is an event that  Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM) holds every year. It brings together entrepreneurs, school and university students, and a diverse audience to exhibit technological novelties. It is an ideal opportunity to show the most innovative programs that are being developed in Chile.

As part of this event, a group of students from the USM presented new software for learning to play the guitar. It is “Guitar Boost», a video game that uses a tablature to show how the song is played.

This way you do not need a teacher to take guitar class. You just connect the instrument to the computer and interpret different songs.

The creative project had the support of the university’s Student Academic Initiatives Program, in addition to help from students from the commercial engineering program at  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso (PUCV), who advised them on their business and marketing plan for the product.

“Guitar Boost” hopes to revolutionize the string instrument market and to help teach how to play to the guitar, as no truly effective computer program currently exists for this.

The next Software Fair will be held on 5 and 6 November on the San Joaquin Campus of the Universidad Federico Santa Maria in Santiago, where “Guitar Boost” will be officially launched.