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Kevin M.
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Print this out and put it on your fingerboard. It won't last long but it is not suppose to. Set scaling to none before printing.

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Fiddlerman
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March 27, 2012 - 10:34 am
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That is great Kevin. Did you make it? I love all this free stuff. How should they attach it? Is a glue stick a bad idea?

The only thing is that the half steps are missing.

For everyones information that doesn't know this, you get:

On the G string: A B C D

On the D string: E F# G A

On the A string: B C# D E

On the E string: F# G# A B

Maybe you could put the half steps on there too Kevin so that all the notes are covered. You could have them on there in black or give them a unique color.

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I noticed that too, FM.

I printed it and applied it to my fingerboard, using Scottch Tape. It works great.

I wanted to see just how accurate it was, IT is accurate.

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I'll put the half steps on too.

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Here it is with the half steps and I suppose a glue stick would work just fine.

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Fiddlerman
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Great Kevin.

Now people can have a guide to begin with and not have to waste money or time.thumbs-up

You're the man!!!!!

exactly

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I dunno about the glue, I just used a couple pieces of Scottch tape, worked well for me.thumbs-up

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I'm definitely going to print that and check out my intonation with it. Thanks a bunch, Kevin! coffee

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I hate you Kevin!  >>>>J/K<<<<<wink

I've been using the cost thing as a deterrent to getting one and FM & I chatted about the use of one and I had reconciled myself to learning the note positions by hard work and memorization....dazed

Now, the price is right... FREE! so I downloaded it... then I transfered the file to my desktop where I have Adobe Acrobat Professional 7 and modified it to show the notes letter designation. Yep, if I'm gonna use it as a 'crutch' might as well go whole-hog huh?

I'll let you know how it works out... I might just end up throwing it in the fireplace and not putting it on... [hang on, let me look outside to see if anyone is watching.]done

 

   

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Dennis,

I made this up because I did buy the applique.  It does have a purpose and that would be if someone was used to playing with frets.  I found the frets to get in the way.  I could not get the intonation correct with the frets.  If you play a note and slide down the string it stays the same until you pass the fret so if you start at E on the D string and slide to A it it will it will play E F F# G A but will not play in between the notes and if your strings are note exactly 328mm the notes will not be on.

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I would love a violin with frets built in the neck because I am so used to guitar playing.

I just can't sing very well and my plan is to play violin as a singing voice around my guitar playing.

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Fiddlerman
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I still have some in stock MGN. smile

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At first, i didn't want to use a crutch due to,,,,,, well i'm guessing ignorance.  i've never really had a lesson on anything.  I once tried to get a music store to give me lessone on music theory.  they tried starting with the pentatonic scale and tab.  I told them that's not what i wanted and they didn't understand.  So, i stopped that and started learning music theory from the piano.  (that is the easiest instrument to learn on, by the way),  But, i think i am over the no crutch thing.  i am going to try this thing for now.  I'm going to florida next week, so i might try to hook up with fiddlerman to get one of the fingerboard things.

Also, FIDDLERMAN, you are a professional musician right?  do you have any performances next week?????? If so, i will try to make it to one.

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From when to when are you coming eojo2?

I just had a cool concert in Key West. I was playing as the concert master in the Key West Pops for "Kiss Me, Kate"

The only thing I have coming up is 3 weddings. Nothing that the general public can go to. In

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I was asked to put his back on.  It must have gotten lost during the move.

Just make sure that when it is printed the scalling is set to none.

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The smaller onr fits my daughter's half size violin. I have the larger one on my fiddle.

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Barry, it is basically fat fingers orr skinny fingers, The shorter one is the most acurrate for people who put their fingers on the line and the other works for people who like to keep their fingers right before the line.  What I do is find where the forth finger is placed and mark it with a pencil. Find which applique fits to that mark and them install that one.

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Sorry Kevin I refuse to grab the crutch, I,m going to stick it out now that I am almost there. But I do appreciate the help.coffee

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