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Create a product that will enhance the means of communications to musicians through playing, learning, practicing, composing, and teaching. This product will solve many problems that musicians have dealt with in the past. This product will also create an environment that will generate an interest in playing and learning.

- Find Problems/ Assessments of user needs through:
- Learning
- Playing
- Portability
- Teaching
- Composing

- Question Musicians, Myself
- Question what Technology can do for musicians
- Research what technology is available, What can be done and what should?

- Figure out what problems can be solved through the means of technology and additional parts to product

- Take products through Scenarios, Environments, usage studies

- Home
- Orchestra/ School
- Outdoor
- Travel

Generate possible interfaces and software capabilities for:

- Inspirations for the Design
- Environment of the orchestra
- Simple, sometimes Complex, curves of instruments
- Musical notations
- Existing technology forms for musicians: Metronomes, tuners, electric violins
- Audio equipment
- Later on in detailing looked at high-tech magazines

- Sketch, Sketch, Eat, Sketch, Sleep, Sketch, Sketch
- Hand sketching
- Computer Matrix Sketch
- Brain Sketch

- Create/ Generate variation of product Concepts/Forms
- Sheet, soon
- Mini, later
- Digilin, Future
- Fingerboard
- Crazier Forms

- Decide what has most potential and use based on marketing, production, and user needs

- Decide on screen size and amount of buttons necessary

Models: 3-d representations

- Create 3-d models from sketches to better understand the form looks and feel
- From models create more sketches and create more 3-d models

- Evaluation
- Send Survey to Orchestras with graphics.
- Ask about form, color, names, material, size weight, and problems. Have them Sketch ideas
- Get feedback from crits and ask musicians opinions

- Determine colors and material

- Generate three final model prototypes based on feedback

- Simple, solid, sexy, Sheet music influence
- Side buttons, simple yet with a twist
- Curvy, Kids, Influence of instruments curves

- CRIT- Generate more ideas based on crit
- Take attributes from each model and mesh together to make the best one
- Finalize color, material, and form to all parts
- Create final model


The functions of the Digi-Sheet are put into two separate categories. The first list contains functions that are problems solved for general purposes to all users. The second list contains solutions to help aid in learning and to help people enjoy practicing wherever they are.

Digital Sheet CPU
Scrolling Music
-No more page turning/ conductor waits
-No more flying music outside, weighs under pound and under 3/4" thick
-No more wrong page flips

Digital Music
-No more ripped pages
-No more faded pages
-Easily find music (forget those stacks of music)
-Buy cheaper, easier to replace software rather than sheet music
-Easily change keys, notes, clefs, and languages to all music
-Bluetooth Technology allows concert leaders/ conductors to make
changes quickly to all stands at once, no more waiting to make sure that all stands have the correct marks
-Easily share music
-Program music to display music in concert order
-Split-screen capability when music splits parts, no more xerox copies of ten measures
-Enlarge any music to customers visual needs, no more squinting at music
-Customize layout to consumers needs

Stylus Pen
-Easily makes and erases marks on music quickly
-No more broken pencils and hard to erase ghost marks

-See conductor up close
-See what front stand views
-See all conductor cues quickly

-Pop-out stand allows for self-standing music. No more sore necks and eyes from reading music on a flat table or chair

Digital Sheet CPU (learning aspect)
-Have private lessons at home
-Have private from teacher anywhere, no more driving two hours to teacher's house
-See friends while jamming on the net

Digital Music/ Software
-Play games with instrument to learn. No more flash cards and book piles
-Play instrument while CPU composes music digitally
-Record all doodles and cut and paste later
-Record self orchestra, create layers of yourself playing a quartet
-Print-out compositions on sheet music without having to write down all the notes and musical annotations
-Note-Check, auto-marks trouble spots while practicing. Like a spell check
-Record teacher lessons enabling reviews of lessons
-Personal CPU accompanist / automatically follows players speed No need to practice with a CD or finding am accompanist

-Built-in metronome and tuner
-Music CD's come with extras, sheet music to bands compositions, lessons with the band, and band trick lessons
-Headphone socket enables silent practice
-Send out compositions or doodles out on net for suggestions and crits
-Jam-chat room, jam with people over the net, no more looking for people that can fill in the other parts of the song. Find future band members

Digi-Fingerboard (for all stringed instruments)
The Digi-Fingerboard slides easily under a stringed instruments finger board.

-Light up fingerboard creates interest for kids and ability to learn music faster
-Reads and records pressure, vibrato, and speed of fingers
-Teaches and suggest positioning
-Learn what positioning artist use
-Auto-adjust fit to any fingerboard and acoustics. Like a print line-up test

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