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Mar 04, 2008

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MusicLearner

Hi MSG

You must see this!

http://www.c-thru-music.com/cgi/?page=home

They also have a YouTube video.

Cheers

Music Learner

MusicScienceGuy

the "side buttons" are special buttons, as posted here in making a virtue out of necessity , They are pitch shift keys. 

MusicLearner

You meant the number of accidentals on the keys? Yes, it is easy to see the actual accidental on the Jammer keyboard. I guess the reason to do that is to find the root note as your starting point. Jammer provides better hints on finding the key.

 

I have a little memory trick for doing that: "GD AE BF (F#)". They come in pairs and move from one to another.

 

What is the "side button" that you mentioned at the end of the post?

 

MusicScienceGuy

Can you count the sharps and flats as posted  in playing-in-any-given-key?

Ken, MSG

MusicLearner

Hi MSG

I can only thinking of some kind of scripting/programming.

I thought about adopting the script I have done in Harmony Assistant for Digital Common Notation to do exactly that.

 

It  is easy to for me to mark or change the color of the 1st 3 notes of every octave as I currently mark every note with octave bar. It is harder to add the highlight background.

 

The trouble is really with the standard notation a root note could start in the space or on the line. It could look complicated.

Not sure I said anything that is useful.

Eric, MusicLearner

 

MusicScienceGuy

Thanks, the error is corrected.
Now all we need is a way to print scores with the highlighting printed on them. Do you have any ideas?
Ken,  MSG

MusicLearner

[this is good]

Hi MSG


My apology for suggesting that highlighting the 3 notes only works for the Jammer.


This would work on any keyboard that has consistent tonal centre layouts for all 12 notes including the 12-piano I try to describe else where.


What I need is a small hightlighter and a ruler.


Cheers


Eric


Music Learner


 


 


 

MusicLearner

Hi MSG

Well done!

This blog has made things much clearer.

In standard notation, a note may be on a space or at the line. So I think in Step 3 of "Highlighting the Root Line", you are talking about highlighting 3 notes not 3 lines. This seems to be what you have done on the diagram. I guess the idea is to show the point where you change line on Jammer.

BTW, in G, we have F# not C#. It is up one line in the same octave on the PC keyboard :-)

For a moment, I thought you have solved my sight reading problem.....

But well done for moving clarifying how the Jammer fingering works with the standard notation.

Eric

Music Learner

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