Fretless Finger Guides™ Violin Finger Positioning Product Comparison Page


Products Compared:
Fretless Finger Guides™
Don't Fret® and First Frets®
Traditional Fingerboard Position Tapes


Products Made From:
Fretless Finger Guides™: Clear static cling vinyl. No adhesive. Indicators: Screen printed color coded note names showing first position intervals including naturals, sharps and flats.
Don't Fret® and First Frets®: Frosted adhesive backed vinyl decal. Indicators: Colored lines top printed on decal showing first position intervals only.
Violin Fingerboard Tapes: Various thin strips of adhesive backed colored vinyl tape. Indicators: Each thin strip of tape is an "interval only" indicator when properly installed on the fingerboard.


Fretless Finger Guides

image fretless finger guide full size violin


Ease of Use

  • Easy to Install - Yes
  • Adhesive used - No
  • Remove Strings
    to Install - No
  • Easy to Remove - Yes
  • Leaves sticky residue - No
  • Easy to Understand - Yes
  • Color Coding - Yes
  • Notes Named - Yes
  • Naturals, Sharps and Flats shown - Yes

Supporting Instructional Material

  • Companion Book - Yes
  • Companion Poster - Yes
  • Sheet Music Library - Yes
  • Scales Library - Yes
  • Beginner Music Notation and Theory - Yes

Website Support

  • Companion Website - Yes
  • Website Instructions - Yes
  • Beginner Lessons - Yes
  • Beginner Sheet Music - Yes
  • Contact Form - Yes
  • Secure Internet Ordering - Yes
  • Online Customer Service - Yes

Don't Fret® & First Frets®

image first frets


Ease of Use

  • Easy to Install -No
  • Adhesive used - Yes
  • Remove Strings
    to Install - Yes
  • Easy to Remove -No
  • Leaves sticky residue -Yes
  • Easy to Understand -No
  • Color Coding - Yes
  • Notes Named -No
  • Naturals, Sharps and Flats shown -No

Supporting Instructional Material

  • Companion Book -No
  • Companion Poster -No
  • Sheet Music Library -No
  • Scales Library - No
  • Beginner Music Notation and Theory -No

Website Support

  • Companion Website - Yes
  • Website Instructions -No
  • Beginner Lessons -No
  • Beginner Sheet Music -No
  • Contact Form -No
  • Secure Internet Ordering - N/A
  • Online Customer Service - N/A


Violin Fingerboard Tapes

image violin finger tapes


Ease of Use

  • Easy to Install - No
  • Adhesive used - Yes
  • Remove Strings
    to Install - Yes
  • Easy to Remove - No
  • Leaves sticky residue - Yes
  • Easy to Understand - No
  • Color Coding - Yes
  • Notes Named - No
  • Naturals, Sharps and Flats shown - No

Supporting Instructional Material

  • Companion Book - No
  • Companion Poster - No
  • Sheet Music Library - No
  • Scales Library - No
  • Beginner Music Notation and Theory - No

Website Support

  • Companion Website - N/A
  • Website Instructions - N/A
  • Beginner Lessons - N/A
  • Beginner Sheet Music - N/A
  • Contact Form - N/A
  • Secure Internet Ordering - N/A
  • Online Customer Service - N/A