Instrument Design Considerations

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For many years I have been using and/or building novel musical instruments (both acoustic and electronic). Innovations in the tools we use to create music is, in my opinion, just as important as developing new ways to use what already exists. Lately I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the topic and I felt […]

Making Notating Microtonal Music Simpler

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Notating music in alternate tunings is a challenge. First you must make a decision on what notation system you plan to use: “standard” quarter tone accidentals, Helmholtz-Ellis, Johnston, or make your own. Once that is settled you next need a way to engrave it. One obvious solution is to write everything by hand, which is […]