I am unsure whether I have shared this link previously or not; if this is a redundant post I apologize. I discovered that this link was sitting in my drafts and it was easier to just re-post (on my slow computer) than to search for the initial article. This item is neat anyway, so I hope you don’t mind. 😉

I discovered this method of “taping” stringed instruments last year while subbing for a friend of mine who teaches orchestra and guitar. Essentially, this is one large piece of transparent “tape” that includes colored lines, like frets, that indicate where the string player’s fingers are to go. I assume they stay on more firmly than the traditional tapes, and they are unlikely to slip and need to be re-taped. They probably would be a lot quicker to apply, and would save the orchestra director a lot of time. I hope these will help you out. I may use them with my orchestra. 🙂

http://www.dontfret.net/

 

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About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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