Japanese Girl Wins Air Guitar World Championship

Japanese Girl Wins Air Guitar World Championship - AkihabaraNews.com

Air Guitar World Championship
The best thing about the World Air Guitar Championship - now in it’s 19th year - is that it seems to thoroughly appreciate its own absurdity. As such, the theatricality and energy of contestants’ pseudo-strumming, rathern than the accuracy, seems to be measure of an air guitarist. The organization states:

“The purpose of the Air Guitar World Championships is to promote world peace. According to the ideology of the Air Guitar, wars would end, climate change stop and all bad things disappear, if all the people in the world played the Air Guitar. This is why the whole universe is invited to play the Air Guitar for the world peace at the end of the competition.”

Hell yeah, rock on, Bro...errr, Brah?
Umm, just watch the video down there.

19-Year-Old Nanami Nagura Takes 2014
This year’s winner, nicknamed “Seven Seas,” is a little-known former member of a Japanese air guitar idol group, but she was apparently more than just a pretender. That is to say, most of the cute young girls recruited and/or cajoled into Japanese idol groups are probably more interested in being generically famous than they are in their singing, dancing, or specific (often contrived) talent. This Nanami, however, she seems to really, really wanna rock. Congrats to her.

And hey, maybe it’s a cultural thing, i.e., maybe the Japanese just want to rock in general - because two Japanese contestants made the top 5 in last Friday’s finals. American contestants took #2 and #3, but Keisuke The NinjaNagatsuka came in at #4. Given that Japan’s 127 million residents comprise less than 2% of the human population, that’s one helluva air guitar showing.

Learn more about the Air Guitar World Championships.

[RELATED]
Music Tech & Related News

 

Source: 

Related Articles

Casio is going to release 4 new digital piano models Privia PX-860/760 and CELVIANO AP-460/260 starting on August 29.

Both the stylish compact Privia PX-860/760 and the refined cabinet-style CELVIANO AP-460/260 have pre-installed data of splendid live orchestra performances. So, you can play the piano while the orchestra performance plays in the background and feel as if you were an orchestra soloist.

Hatsune Miku is going to join Lady GaGa's world tour "LADY GAGA’S artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball" and will be performing as an opening act at 16 venues in North America from May 6 until June 3.

This is Miku's first time to participate in a musician's live concert tour. Japanese geekiness will spread to North America via Lady GaGa!

Hatsune Miku also participated recently in a duet with Japanese music group, BUMP OF CHICKEN.

 

Daft Punk Action Figures - From Japan, of Course - AkihabaraNews.com

Postmodern French TechnoFunk Action Figures? 
Okay, so musicians often have likenesses of themselves created and marketed, but they aren't generally what would be be considered "action figures," i.e., posable, articulable, and in this case thoroughly high-quality mini-facsimiles. No, see - Daft Punk hold a special place in the global pop-cultural consciousness. 

Badass Kumamon electric guitars!

A Japanese guitar manufacture, Fernandes, is going to release the Kumamon designed electric guitars on December 20. 2 models (ZO-3 KUMAMON CUSTOM and ZO-3 KUMAMON STD) will be available.

Casio's new G-Shock model GBA-400 is able to tell you what the title of the music playing around you is. It will be out for purchase on September 19.

 

Japanese musician, Sou and Kumama, created the original musical instrument called "dishphone" (Japanese name: 食琴 = Shokkin), which consists of 30 small plates and bowls.

Listen to the famous Mozart's Turkish March they played on the "dishphone" and a wooden spoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sony is going to release special models of their Walkman F and S series.

They are collaborating with UVERworld, a Japanese rock band that has enormous popularity among youth in Japan. The UVERworld models will be available for a limited time only from November 27 through January 10.

Branden Kirchmeyer - AkihabaraNews.com

Move to southern Japan, become an English teacher, fire up the laptop and a USB mic, and then record & engineer your music in a shoebox apartment. That little slice of DIY life belongs to Branden Kirchmeyer, a son of Buffalo, New York. Here’s the tech, the music, and a bit of the story behind it all.

• • •

Yoriko Takahashi - June 11, 2015

Today, LINE launched a flat-rate music streaming service called LINE MUSIC, which is the same kind of service as Apple Music. Users can choose a ¥500 basic plan (limited to 20 hours over 30 days) or a ¥1,000 premium plan (30 days unlimited).

Sanwa Direct today released Record MP3 Henkan Player 400-MEDI012 and now it's available for 6,980 yen at their online store.

Record MP3 Henkan Player 400-MEDI012 is a vinyl player that is able to convert music on a vinyl record into MP3 and save it on a USB flash memory without a PC. 

It also can be used as a regular vinyl player or MP3 player by connecting to a speaker or audio amplifier.

Without knowledge of composition, Casio's new iOS application - Chordana Composer - allows you to write an original song. If you hum for a duration of 2 musical bars, Chordana Composer will improvise a whole song for you.
By installing Casio's newly-released "CZ App for iPad" application, you can reproduce their popular CZ series synthesizer on iPad screen. It allows you to do serious of music production anytime anywhere with your iPad.

Taiko no Tatsujin comes home (If you have V-Drums and iPad)!

Bandai Namco's Japanese drum rhythm arcade game, Taiko no Tatsujin, is now playable on Roland's electronic drumset series V-Drums. Roland is a Japanese electronic musical instruments manufacturer.

Yoriko Takahashi - March 17, 2014

Have you heard of Dempagumi.inc ?

Pages