Learning an instrument is hard... or was hard should I say?!
Jellynote is hoping so. Our startup of the week, Jellynote is hoping to change the way we learn music. Jellynote provides a visual learning experience with guides that let you learn at your own pace and give you realtime feedback.
Just check out learning mode:
Jellynote have over 1.5 million users so it must be working. I reached out to Jellynote to see how this two year old startup gained so many users.
"We did not spend one penny in marketing or advertising. We think that the key of the success is to build the more useful product. When a musician likes Jellynote he'll talk about it with all his friends. The amount of users on Jellynote mostly comes from word to mouth." when asked about what was key to growth."
1.5 million users and nothing spent on marketing tells you it must be one hell of a product!
In fact that was the biggest challenge for the startup.
"The biggest challenge was the technical part. Sheet music on Jellynote plays along with you, and corrects you as you’re playing. It also plays in sync with Youtube covers of the song, so that you can see another person playing the song you want to learn. We've solved the technical challenge by lot of work and sticking at it. We're still working hard to make it even better!"
Jellynote are now looking to work with schools and teachers & create events with artists like master class, interviews and acoustic sessions. So it looks like an exciting time for this french startup.