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Alex D'AmicoBy Alex D'Amico
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Alex D'AmicoBy Alex D'Amico
First created
$540
pledged of $6,000 goal
6
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 20 2017 5:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

I have taken piano lessons since I was 4 years old, and wound up getting a degree in classical piano! But when I tried to learn the violin, after two years I was AWFUL! My intonation (knowing precisely where to put my fingers so the right note comes out) was dreadful, and every time I tried to shift I messed up to the point that I got a C- in strings class! I knew there had to be a better way!

My team and I designed a fingerboard for the violin (and all of the strings instruments) that has markers built inside of the fingerboard for easy use. This will help the student learn intonation better. We are also putting markers on the thumb side of the fingerboard to help with shifting. We believe that this will increase the learning speed of students by up to 50%, giving the students confidence and allowing the parents to listen to better performances faster! We need the funding to get our patent fully issued and provide our first manufacturing run. We believe that we can make this an affordable alternative learning tool that will help children all around the world. 

Risks and challenges

One of our biggest challenges with this project is not distorting the sound quality of the violin at all. I have been assured by my manufacturing expert that it will not be, as the fingerboard will be made out of the same material as it is currently. The other big challenge is whether our customers will be able to retro-fit their existing violins with our technology, or if we will have to create the entire violin. My team and I are very torn on the mechanics of how it will work, but we will explore every possible avenue to make it available to existing violin owners.

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    My First Fingerboard

    A fingerboard with lines that show you exactly where to place your fingers when learning new songs

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    My First Violin

    A fully functional violin with the fingerboard added on to allow beginning students to quickly learn and master the violin

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