The basic premise of the Thummer was to create a new musical instrument that had all of the same features of a basic keyboard, with more expressive control and possibility for expanding music. In its creation, the Thummer has several inherent advantages over a typical keyboard that make it easier to learn and give musicians more freedom in creating new music and inventing new genres.
The main advantage is found in the Thummer's layout as a person only needs to learn a basic hand placement, from which all of the keys can be reached easily. In addition, the progression between octaves and chord progressions are close to each other, meaning that the person will not have any physical strain to reach the next sound that must be played. In addition, the size of the device means that it is more portable than most instruments, being lighter and more compact than traditional keyboards or even a guitar.