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Lars Willner

Scandinavian tech entrepreneur with a global perspective! Fan of culture, media, tech and business (and life!)

InstrumentChamp Beta coming soon, including more social features and gamification of music.

Written by Lars Willner on . Posted in Uncategorized

First of all we want to thank all of you that signed up InstrumentChamp during the ALPHA period that we launched in May. We hope that you feel energized after the summer and are ready to make your music dream come true! With the feedback that you have given, we are moving fast forward and will make some major updates to make learning to play music more fun, easy and social.


We are on a mission to make the world play music and we are now planning a major release of updates and new features that we hope you will love. It will be released within a couple of weeks, and all existing users will get an exclusive pre-access to the new service.

Are you a music teacher? We want to help you engage your students in between your lessons. By creating a school group and challenges you can invite the whole school to play music together online. We want to make learning to play music more fun, social and easy and the new release will give the students a game that can help them play their favorite instrument and also play better together with other students.

Are you a super star or an aspiring music artist? Help your fans play and sing a long to your songs. InstrumentChamp will give you an interactive music community online, where you can interact with your fans. You will also be able to license/publish your own songs in our new game format and sell it directly to your fans.

These are some examples of features that will be included in the new release:

Worldcup Specials: Challenge your friends in German and French national anthems on guitar, piano and drums!

Written by Lars Willner on . Posted in Blog, Uncategorized

The FIFA Worldcup in Brazil is so exciting, and today it’s time for the first quarterfinals! Who do you think will win?

Will Müller score again?

First out is the European battle of France vs. Germany and later on it’s the South American game Brazil vs Colombia. Let the best teams win!

To make it more exciting you can now try to learn to play the national anthems for France and Germany on InstrumentChamp, and the challenge your friends! We have just published the songs and they are available to all users for free during the World Cup. So sign up now and invite your friends to a music challenge!

Click the flag to play the national anthem in InstrumentChamp!
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InstrumentChamp alpha release of music game platform

Written by Lars Willner on . Posted in Blog

We have some exciting things to share with you today. We are very happy to invite all of you to try out the latest edition of InstrumentChamp. We are moving forward on our mission to make the world play music and this time we hope to make the music learning experience more fun and social.

Learn to play guitar, join the music revolution with InstrumentChamp

Learn to play guitar, join the music revolution with InstrumentChamp

We also believe that everyone can play music and we want to offer everyone a digital tool to help with that. And best of all, we make the basic game for free! We will add more songs that you can purchase on-demand when you want to learn new songs. You can also upgrade to premium to get a multiplayer game and learn to play in a band. Ultimately, we hope that you will become an InstrumentChamp!

New features:
  • Sign up for free with email or your facebook account.
  • Challenge your facebook friends or invite friends with email.
  • Learn to play your favorite song from our directory of free songs.
  • Design upgrade and simplification of the user interface in desktop clients.
  • The InstrumentChamp software is compatible with both PC & MAC computers
There is much more under the skin and much more exciting news to come during the next few months, so go on and sign up for a free account on During an initial period we will give all new accounts free upgrade to premium for 3 months! So take the chance and challenge all your friends, they will also get a free upgrade.

Swedish Startup Space recently wrote a nice article about us and you can read it here.
Looking forward to play music with you this summer! You can always reach out to us on social media or send us an email:

Express your love with music, InstrumentChamp will help you!

Written by Lars Willner on . Posted in Blog, Music Artist, Music Student, Music Teacher, Product News, Team

So do you have a date tonight? Why not express your love with music! If that is too much too early, you can still express your love for music and perhaps in a year it is time for that ultimate love song on Valentines Day.


You don’t know how to play music? Don’t worry, InstrumentChamp is now here to help you. And lucky for you, it is now available to download for free. Learn to play music with a real music game!

Billboard just made a ranking of Top 50 love songs of all times on Billboard Top 100. You can read the whole article and ranking here. BILLBOARD TOP50 LOVE SONGS OF ALL TIMES

Here is the top five love songs from the list! What’s your favorite love song?

Crowdfunding Campaign 100%

Written by Lars Willner on . Posted in Blog, Music Artist, Music Student, Music Teacher, Product News, Team

After launching the equity crowdfunding campaign during the technology conference Slush in Helsinki 12th of november, we reached 100% after only 30 days last friday. 25 people from across northern europe has signed up become ambassadeurs and new shareholders, and invest a total of SEK250000 (EUR40000).

The team is extremely proud, happy and excited to get this kind of backing and trust and are eager to help make the world play music together. We are now preparing for 2014 which will be a big year for the company, and we hope that you want to join the mission.

Magnus Willner, co-founder of InstrumentChamp playing the game together with his oldest son.

Magnus Willner, co-founder of InstrumentChamp playing the game together with his oldest son.

InstrumentChamp got a bit of press coverage the last week for you to read. Most in swedish but Hackney Gazette in London also made an interview during the christmas event in London.

Press coverage
Hackney Gazette: 11/12 (ENG)
DI Newspaper article friday 13/12 (SWE)
DI online article 14/12 (SWE)
DI podcast – “Osynliga handen” 14/12 (SWE)