Milne, Andrew J. and Prechtl, Anthony
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In this paper we explain the theoretical background of Dynamic Tonality using the Thummer, a new musical interface, and The Viking, a software synthesizer written especially for it. Dynamic Tonality is a musical audio routine that allows for novel tunings and enables the user to relate – to an arbitrary degree – these tunings with the partials of their notes. The Viking features Dynamic Tonality and works with any MIDI instrument, but when paired with the Thummer (or another two-dimensional interface) it creates a system of fingering invariance across chords and tunings. Thus, the Thummer and The Viking render non-standard tunings more physically, pedagogically, and aesthetically accessible.
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|Copyright Holders:||2008 The Authors|
|Keywords:||Thummer; The Viking; Dynamic Tonality; fingering invariance; microtonality|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)|
|Depositing User:||Andrew Milne|
|Date Deposited:||03 Jun 2010 10:49|
|Last Modified:||03 Aug 2016 08:34|
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