The Advantages of Musical Colors

Here at Musical Colors, we believe that bringing color (sight) and music (sound) together is one of the most natural things to do, just as a handful of the greatest minds have sought to do in the recent and ancient times. It serves us to take notice of the need for some kind of musical revolution with respect to the use of color. There are many people working very hard, from many different angles, to incite this type of musical change. We believe that very soon, there will be a unification of these two very different but complimentary artistic languages, and everyone's hard work will yield a unified Musical Colors theory.
There have been many other methods and tools that have tried to unite music and color in a practical way. Some have been cumbersome and others have been quite ingenious. The important thing to realize is that it does not really matter what kind of system one uses to mark notes on an musical instrument, be it with color or symbols or a combination of both in any type of configuration; it's more than likely been done before; and at the end of the day, it is all just memorization and practice anyway. The real value in Musical Colors resides not only in the many benefits of older color-coding systems, but also because of an interactive and comprehensive music theory reference manual. Years of study in music theory went into the production of this manual. The manual is, of coarse, linked with an intuitive yet arbitrary color coding system that makes it possible to transmit information in the manual into actually realizing it on an instrument as music. The information is really nothing new, but it is displayed in a simple, logical and elegant manner that contains color-coded music theory in the form of all known musical scales and chords in any given musical key, which reference one another. These theoretical connections and relationships are what give music its ability to move and flow in an artistic manner.
This manual is currently taking on an accelerated form with our music theory manual interface software, MC Composer, which is being created with the specific intent to make musical navigation in the manual second nature. These resources, combined with a professionally designed set of custom color-coded stickers, and the fact that the system is cross-cultural and multi-aged, is the real power behind Musical Colors. It's something that we truly believe distinguishes our products from other similar products on the market today. The following are examples of problems that we have found with similar products and how we address these inherent problematic areas.
While certain stringed instrument color coding products are easily installed and removed without having to un-mount the strings on your instrument, they can tend to bubble when not installed very carefully. The material these products use have a stretchy quality which can make installation troublesome due to the necessary step of fitting it uniformly tight and wrapped around the neck of a guitar.

With our stringed instrument products, even though you may need to remove the strings or simply loosen them, we feel it is a small sacrifice to make when modifying your instrument, which in most cases, you will only have to do once. Our stickers are removable as well, but we feel that once you install them you will not want to remove them at all, as they will inherently become part of your instrument and create amazing possibilities for you.

With excessive playing, some of these stringed instrument color coding products tend to shift slightly because they create a little friction on the back of the guitar neck with a continuous sliding hand. This can cause small wrinkles in the material that they use to develop over time.

Our stringed instrument products do not wrap around the neck of an instrument and therefore leave the natural wood finish exposed, keeping the original smooth surface for your hand to slide against the back of the neck of the guitar. This is crucial for long extended periods of continuous play.

Some of these stringed instrument color-coding products only cover part of the instrument's fret board or fingerboard, leaving other areas on your instrument un-coded.

Our stringed instrument products cover the fret board and fingerboard completely, so you can use it in its entirety. You don't have to be limited to half of the instrument anymore. You can play higher pitched notes with confidence. The color-coding systems on some of these instrument products do not take into account the five accidental or half notes found in music. Our system codes the half notes in an efficient, elegant and historical way. This enables us to impart a great deal of musical information in a quick and effective manner.

Some of our competitors provide several separate stringed instrument color-coding systems (i.e. different products), so you have to remove one for the other when wanting to play notes versus wanting to play chords.

Our stringed instrument products are a one-stop shop for the entire spectrum of music theory application. You can learn just about any aspect of music with only one set of color-coded stickers, not to mention that our products cover an extensive array of musical instruments.

Some of these products out there are good indicators of where musical notes are located on stringed instruments (i.e. using the actual note names in written form). However, they contain no built in color coding system, relying on the user to create their own color-coding systems through the use of additional colored sticker tabs.

Our products are built from the bottom up, inherently possessing a color-coding system for displaying musical notes. This system is fixed and never changes, which creates a great deal of consistency and continuity. We believe that there is very little room for the improvement of our products with respect to design. We are working every day on perfecting the materials we use to create our stickers.

Most products out there provide little in the way of music theory manuals, as in a resource or method of playing chords or scales. This can end up limiting certain novice users from using an otherwise good product to its full potential.

With our products, we provide an extensive and well-researched method for imparting music theory in the form of musical scales, chords, progressions and modulations. We have done all the work for you and following along is very easy and enjoyable.

Some products make it difficult for the visually impaired to discern between all the notes on a fret board. This is due to the written form of the musical notes because written notes tend to become blurred at some distance away, especially for those who can't focus very well.

Our products use six colors plus white to display the pattern of all musical notes on musical instruments. These colors are easily discernible from each other, even from some distance away and even for someone who wears eyeglasses and may have poor eyesight.

Other current products use completely reinvented types of music notation, which make you dependent on their methods to learn to play musical instruments.

Musical Colors does not reinvent the traditional approach to music and therefore it does not end up creating an impasse for students to accepted music standards. On the contrary, it aids and accelerates the meeting of these standards.

Finally, some products use color in an incongruent form, meaning that they abandon the natural flow of the spectrum and the opportunity to relate music to science is lost.

Our system keeps this natural order of color, which we believe creates a matrix for the human brain to grasp musical concepts quickly and empowers the user.

If you are looking for something musically different, with years of extensive research, methodology and success, join the growing Musical Colors family.


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