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Crossing "new" technology and saxophone playing?

Vetinari

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That won't change the basic nature of the sax, but we already use synthetic reeds and I wouldn't be surprised to see other 'plastic' horns in the future...
Ok .but basic concept is the same. Electronic wind controllers exist that sort of look like a sax and you can get one built into an actual sax body. However, it is over coming the problems of playing a real sax, plastic or metal, ie emboucher, key work, etc that gives the appeal, that great feeling you get when all the effort comes together and music happens.
 

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A common misconception in creating a business is you should keep all your ideas hush hush and worry about people stealing them. Yes it can happen, but rarely does. I've started businesses on my own, but actually its better with other people, so talking about it, helps you find other people.

and if you do accidentally create competition, competition isn't always bad. Many times it can create raising tides for a newer industry and raising tides raise all ships. I also have 100 business ideas like this a month, if someone steals this one, i'll have a new one. Is this really the great one? who knows. Successful entrepreneurs on average have 10 companies/businesses that will make them bankrupt until they have 1 that will make them rich


How can you possibly live in the future ?
the first person who invented the email or fax probably didn't have anybody to send them too at first, they just sent them to them self for ****s and giggles. was this person back in the 70's in the future or in the now? Well the faxer was just living in a time bubble from 1988-1995 ahead of his time. Im not looking to be the kenny g loggins of sax playing, I aint going to no gigs, im looking to be the bill gates of sax!

Thanks for people talking about the lyre holder, I didn't know what this was called short term this does not seem to be a solution to me. They all look really weak and if I wanted to do something with it, it would have to be custom built.

The clip/clamp i can see my self trying out soon if i can get any reassurance it wont hurt my sax to bad

As for functionality/software of getting notes/sheets on your tablet? Im not there yet, i dont have that problem. If / when i do will try to come up with a business idea to solve it :D

Hey guys, how about a netflix type subscription service of sheet music? ok this business idea i should of kept on the hush hush cause one of you's gonna steal it. NEW NOTES EVERY MONTH!? with levels, novice, advanced, pro, dif pricing, etc. Boom. your problem is solved.
( you wanna make a problem? "people can copy/print them" people can copy netflix movies too!)

I like to call my self a solutionist. Others see problems and i just see solutions

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https://www.sheetmusicdirect.us/subscription/ there is sheet music subscription and theres an app for that! dammit somebody used a time machine and stole my idea!!!!
 
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So far nobody seems to have put their hand up and said please make it I want one so maybe it would be better to forget this idea and try one of the other 99 you've had this month.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'build a better mousetrap and the world will beat path to your door' so you could try that, although I think I've already got it covered.
 

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so if somebodies interested here's how the story "ends": (im still going to try to business with this concept)

with the help of the term lyre i found this out:

on a another sax forum somebody was doing this in 2014 Lyre 2.0 (sheet-music clamp) for smartphone
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he should of patented it, i went to look to patent it now

somebody beat me by 2 years! Patent US20150189983 - Music lyre for electronic display device

what im problaby going to order now or try to imitate: eFlip

case closed......????
 
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I'm wondering why you want to copy, not innovate
 

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Mmm.. I watched that video and here are my thoughts:
I don't want to "poo poo" the idea displayed in that video but why is it that such simple things need to have a solution other than the existing one? I don't want a button which turns my phone off or I'll never get to work, I turn the oven on and stick a pizza in it... turn away for five minutes and it's cooked.. where's the hassle? I walk into my house and can quite easily turn on the television. As for cycling along and listening to music through headphones!!!! :fingerwag: Very bad!! Very bad indeed.
No.
What I want is a button which acts as a robotic parent when I actually do want to have that "movie night". I want to sit on the sofa, eat pizza with cats on my lap and watch Monty Python while an artificially intelligent hologram not only forces my child to do her homework but tutors her through it too.
I want a button which makes butterflies come out of my Ex's maw every time he opens it to bark something derisive and horrible at me.
I want a button which spares me from ever having to go through London to get anywhere else in the country by train and while we're at it, just Teleportation will do.
Oh.. yes... That part where the man wants to just sidle away from his dinner date... that is a new low.
 
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It didn't show how pressing the button meant he was wearing his clothes before he got out of bed, as he can't do anything simple without it maybe before the video started his mother dressed him.
 

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They didn't show the car battery needed to power it. ;)
 

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Scales and arpeggios are pretty simple things. If you learn the simple rules it's just a matter of using your noggin to apply them to your fingers. Learning scales and arpeggios, for improv, by reading them seems to be adding an extra step for no gain to my mind. So rather than using a piece of technology, with all its limitations, use your "Noggin". The most portable, powerful, weather proof, flexible processor available.

The lyre on a saxophone has been used for as long as the instrument has been around. Being right in front of your face, a 7" screen would be of adequate size. An android screen becomes very hard to read in bright sunlight. Having the screen on full brightness severely reduces battery life. The kindle type display is very easy to read in full sun.

A repertoire on laminated cards in you pocket takes up little room, needs no battery and is as cheap as chips, leaving money for more chips ;)
 

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Portable hologram projectors will be readily available in the near future me thinks..
 

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Then there's the virtual reality goggles with a camera fitted.
Those who want to be first with new technology would probably walk around wearing goggles attached to a camera on their head, the really advanced ones with two cameras so they can have a 3D image of where they are.
 

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Those who want to be first with new technology would probably walk around wearing goggles attached to a camera on their head, the really advanced ones with two cameras so they can have a 3D image of where they are.

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The saxophone design is well over a 100 years old and still going strong today with small improvements,sheet music and music stands have been around for probably as long and do as good a job now as it did decades ago, if it ain't broke don't fix it.
Having technology for the use of reading music might help in some ways but its hardly a leap of great proportions.
 

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