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Topic: Finding a Piano that Doesn't Use 12-tone Scale?  (Read 198 times)

Offline truecam

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Finding a Piano that Doesn't Use 12-tone Scale?
on: April 14, 2023, 11:49:47 AM
Listening to modern music and jazz, which sometimes has a crucial inclusion of microtones or pitch bends. Of course its possible to mess around with a digital piano and get a certain sound, but its still not set up in a way that allows for easy manipulation of microtones. And for a regular piano I would assume the only way would be to tune it to a specific way.

Are there other formats of keyboard that don't use 12 keys per octave? Seems restrictive, especially when modern music is utilizing microtones a lot more especially with voice.

Offline keypeg

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Re: Finding a Piano that Doesn't Use 12-tone Scale?
Reply #1 on: April 14, 2023, 04:00:44 PM
I have seen alternate keyboards that have a way of creating microtones (microtone adjustments).  I vaguely remember something like a slider.  My guess is that if you do a search for something like "microtone + keyboard" you'll find something.  It might be cool for you to share it here if you do find something.

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Re: Finding a Piano that Doesn't Use 12-tone Scale?
Reply #2 on: April 14, 2023, 04:06:23 PM
Listening to modern music and jazz, which sometimes has a crucial inclusion of microtones or pitch bends. Of course its possible to mess around with a digital piano and get a certain sound, but its still not set up in a way that allows for easy manipulation of microtones. And for a regular piano I would assume the only way would be to tune it to a specific way.

Are there other formats of keyboard that don't use 12 keys per octave? Seems restrictive, especially when modern music is utilizing microtones a lot more especially with voice.

There is nothing new under the sun.

https://soundandscience.de/contributor-essays/microtonal-keyboard-instruments-early-modern-europe

Offline timothy42b

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Re: Finding a Piano that Doesn't Use 12-tone Scale?
Reply #3 on: April 24, 2023, 12:11:07 AM
My ancient Yamaha P500 has a pitch bend wheel. 
Tim
 

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