Experience the creativity of music with Stringless Art and Technology

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Stringless Art and Technology are divergent innovations for musical study that optimize learning and enhance creativity in the brain.

Stringless Art and Technology is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place October 10-11, 2015 at the NoCo Maker Faire. You will have a chance to take a look at Stringless Art and Technology and many other amazing inventions.

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Robot Created by Toyota That Plays the Violin

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Normally, when you think of Japanese car manufacturers who waste their money on humanoid robots, you think of Honda and its Asimo. But don’t think Toyota is going to take such gimmicks lying down! No, their new robot not only stands on two legs, but it plays the violin. Can Asimo do that? No, really, can it? I’m not sure.

 

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Musical Trends: Gavari Violin Ahead of the Times by 300 Years

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Next generation violin

Check out almost any classical violinist, and you might notice that the instruments they use are based on designs first created over 300 years ago. World class players are even willing to pay millions to own an original instrument from the great 17th century Italian masters like Antonio Stradivari.
If you wanted to cross an ocean at great speed you wouldn’t go looking for a 17th century ship, so why do we still use 300 year old violins? Surely by using modern design techniques and 21st century materials, we can create a better sounding instrument than a bunch of Italian guys using old bits of wood and some varnish.
That’s the thinking behind the Gavari Semiacoustic Violin from Austrian designer Gerda Hopfgartner. Working with a Viennese luthier, Hopfgartner took her inspiration from modern yachts, as well as “feminine curves and sundry corset outlines of the Baroque, Rococo, and Biedermeier ages” whatever that means. While the results certainly look cool and modern, I’m still waiting for a verdict on its sonic performance.
The Gavari violin is being shown this weekend at the Tokyo Designers Week exhibition.

Check out almost any classical violinist, and you might notice that the instruments they use are based on designs first created over 300 years ago. World class players are even willing to pay millions to own an original instrument from the great 17th century Italian masters like Antonio Stradivari. (Pics)

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Behold the Squidolin – A Self Teaching Violin

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Squidolin Inventor and Visionary Carlos Mendez

“I love the sound of the violin,” explains Carlos Mendez. “Since I was a kid, I wanted to learn how to play it. But born in a poor country such as Nicaragua, my parents couldn’t afford lessons.”

It was this childhood affection for the stringed instrument that encouraged the young industrial designer to use part of his final project at the Art Center College of Design in Pasedena, California, where he graduated with honors in product design, to come up with an affordable way of learning the violin. So was born the concept of the “squidolin”.

The squidolin – named on account of its squid-like appearance – is designed to hook up to a TV to instruct students on how to play, although it will play like a regular violin too…

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