The Jamboxx: Play the first note and you’ll experience fun, amazement and joy. Music Therapists, Special Education Teachers, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists buy the Jamboxx instrument because of the quick and deep engagement it offers. Great for short sessions and even better over repeat sessions.
The easy, pickup and play capabilities coupled with the deep range of expression make this electronic instrument perfect for quick or extended play. Beginners and children love it because there are no key fingerings to learn or intimidating controls. With just their breath and simple side to side head movements they can be playing in seconds. Clients can play along with the included songs or learn more complex songs with the Falling Notes game.
Deeper interaction is enhanced through easy access to the many instruments included in the software bundle. With the click of a button clients can play the guitar, violin, trumpet, piano, flute, saxophone or even drums!
And provided with the Jamboxx Music Therapy / Special Needs instrument are 15 disposable mouthpieces, each with a medical-grade check value. Unlike the Jamboxx Pro or Jamboxx Classroom, the check valve in the Jamboxx Music Therapy prevents inhalation / sips while playing the instrument. This significantly reduces the chance of exchanging air-borne contaminants between clients.
This Jamboxx is a perfect addition to music-based therapeutic sessions, especially with clients who have challenges expressing themselves verbally. A Jamboxx can be played softly and gently (say as a flute or harp) or loud and aggressively (say with a harsh electric guitar or drum sounds). It also provides a creative outlet with the ability to improvise and create new music.
The included software provides two modes: Jam and Learn. In the Jam mode select an instrument and a backing track and play along with the music!
The Jam mode provides eight distinct instruments / animations:
- Old MacDonald’s Farm with animal sounds
- Swamp Monsters with body noises
- Vehicles: cars, trucks, trains, boats & planes
- Emotions: each note is tied to a facial expression and appropriate sound
- Electric Guitar
- Drum set with 8 different percussion sounds
- Vocal choir
- Brass band with 8 different wind instruments
The Learn mode has many songs from easy to advanced. Play each note as it scrolls down the screen (similar to Guitar Hero). There’s an EASY mode that eliminates horizontal tracking (i.e. selecting the correct note) — you just need to puff into the mouthpiece in the correct time.
The included Jamboxx software is compatible with Windows 10, Mac OS (Lion) 10.7 and higher, and Apple iPads (iOS 9.3 and higher). With an iPad please also purchase the Jamboxx iPad connectivity kit.