Paralyzed musician rocks the Star Spangled Banner on literal “air guitar”

Paralyzed musician rocks the Star Spangled Banner on literal “air guitar”
Anyone, no matter the disability, can now officially rock out with Jamboxx! But don’t just take our word for it, take a listen to his performance here! That’s because the Jamboxx is played exclusively with your breath! The sound is generated via MIDI input when hooked up to a compatible computer or tablet. It’s meant for anyone with a passion for music. From the young to the old. Pitch is controlled by moving your mouth left or right and it can mimic anything from electric guitar to a soft grand piano. The Jamboxx is what Dave describes as a true air guitar performance. Anyone can play but it stands out for people with cognitive or physical disabilities. The Tri-City Valley Cats were treated to the anthem performance of a lifetime on Saturday, June 16th courtesy of musician Dave Whalen and his Jamboxx! Dave and Jamboxx are asking fans of his performance to share the video with the hashtags #JamboxxAnthem and #SendDave2Majors. A long-time fan of electric guitar, Dave wants to realize the dream of those who long to shred the frets but aren’t physically able to. A 56-year-old New York native, Dave was paralyzed from the neck down at 18 in a skiing accident. His invention, the Jamboxx, is doing just that. The prototypes have all been tested and Jamboxx is commercially available! It’s been invented over the past 10 years with his friend, Mike DiCesare. Dave Whalen’s mission is simple and wholesome: he wants more people to be able to experience music and enjoy themselves. Like a harmonica, you play by inhaling or exhaling into the mouthpiece. From anyone with a disability to professional artists. After his rendition, dedicated to Paralyzed Veterans of America, Dave hopes he’ll get noticed by a big sports club and take his talents to the big leagues. So, let’s help out! Click here to check out their site and learn more about the product. To further adapt to the player’s needs, the range of head motion and amount of air required to play are fully adjustable, for those with limited movement or limited lung capacity. It’s an electronic, USB-powered synthesizer designed after a harmonica. Jamboxx comes with a bracket that is fixed to the musician, so they can play hands-free.