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Music stand designed for the touring and street musician

Sturdy
Professional
Self contained
Ultra adjustable


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Problem Statement

Musicans that play outdoors encounter a number of problems with current music stands when playing outdoors at all times of the day. Some issues include wind blowing pages, and knocking down stands as well as lighting changes due to weather.

Hypothesis

The goal of this project is to design a music stand that is sturdier, built to withstand wind, and accommodates for lower lighting conditions. In addition, it must be styled in a way that reflects the professional nature of the musician.

 

User Pain Points

I used wireframe stands. They were either too stiff or too loose. Hand me downs. Music gradually falls from one side or the other, and had to retighten. Weight distribution is the biggest thing, where wireframes would just be too flimsy.
— Benji - Piano, Cello, Violin, Viola, Double Bass, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass
They’re flimsy, when moving up and down. Too small the part that jets out [the tray]. I look for stands that are sturdy and well built, I like it to be the black textured, hard ones, with the tripod legs
— Juan - Guitar, Bass, Acoustic Guitar
Number one issue is portability, and stability. The way it looks, if I go to a professional gig with a wire stand, I would prefer a professional black one
— Arnel - Clarinet, Saxophone
 
 

Market Research

The following are stands that are avaible on Amazon that represent three different classes of music stands - portable, fixed, and hybrids

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Gearlux Collapsible Solid Top Orchestra Music Stand

Collapsible to a point

Sturdy

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Manhasset Model #48 Sheet Music Stand

Ultra Sturdy

Non Collapsible

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On Stage SM7122BB Folding Music Stand with Carrying Bag - Black

Non Sturdy

Ultra Collapsible


The final solution

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YAMAHA34 becomes it's own carry case

Easy set up


 
 

Ultra adjustable

 
 

Music stand designed for the touring and street musician

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