The Don’t Fret® decal has 12 lines indicating a complete chromatic scale of one octave. The lines---5 white, and 7 in other colors---are arranged in the same pattern as that of the piano keyboard, with its 5 black and 7 white keys. With the full set of lines it is easier to teach finger patterns, keys (tonalities), and intervals such as whole and half-steps.
If you purchase the Don't Fret sticker and an instrument simultaneously, and would like the sticker installed on your instrument, leave a note during checkout, and we will install it for free.
*Does not apply to Cecilio instruments.
Fiddlershop was awesome and put this on my violin for me before shipping it out at no extra cost. Great customer service. It’s made learning for this total 42 year old noob to anything music related super easy. Day 3 and rocking Twinkle Twinkle mostly in tune:)
I had placed an order for the "Don't Fret Fingerboard Marker" and the package arrived promptly. However when I opened it I found that I had received a "First Frets Finger Position Indicator". I e-mailed the company and they were very kind and gracious and immediately sent me the correct product free of charge. I did find it a little difficult to install, but I hadn't followed the instructions explicitely and loosen the strings as much as they said to (I'm new to handling violins and I was nervous of messing something up). But even though the end result isn't the neatest, it still serves the purpose. The blue line on the sticker is dark and hard to see at first, but overall the sticker works well and is pretty easy to get the hang of.
The sticker went on easy enough. It was hard to see the lines, so I took it back off. Easily removable. I like the separate tapes better.
It really helped me as a beginning to know where to put my fingers on the fingerboard, it’s truly amazing and I recommend it
The Don't Fret fingerboard marker is an essential product for anyone just beginning to practice the fiddle. Without a good teacher, you'd be lost without the Don't Fret. Considering the low cost, I'd say that you'd be crazy not to buy it. The position markers are easy to see. The texture of the product is smooth (even the perforations). The adhesive is strong but I was able to remove the Don't Fret product quite easily when I was finished using it. It didn't leave a residue on the fingerboard. It did, however, take some of the stain off of the fingerboard. If you have a good naturally dark ebony fingerboard, this probably won't be an issue for you. It should be noted that once you remove the product from your fingerboard, you can't re-apply it. You'll just have to buy another one. Overall, this product is a godsend for beginners and is an essential piece of gear when you're starting out. BUY IT!
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