Playing between the lines

In microtonal music, the spaces between the notes in our traditional 12-tone western music scale are explored to create new harmonies and voicings. You can think of them, like American composer Charles Ives did, as the notes in the cracks between the piano keys.

I’ve been wanting to really dig into microtonal music in some upcoming posts to Parts Unknown, but after a quick Google search to read up on the subject, I came upon this picture of a 62 tone guitar neck, courtesy of the Microtonal Guitar Gallery:

It’s like a map to another world, or the guitar equivalent of alien crop circles. I’ve been too hypnotized by it to look much further.

More to come, if I can tear myself away from it. Stay tuned!

Learn more: Microtonal | Microtonal Guitar Gallery | Micortonal Guitar Conversion FAQ | Wikipedia: Microtonal music

About fossilapostle

Bill is an artist, musician, writer, and performer living in central Delaware.

Posted on May 23, 2007, in guitar, instruments, microtonal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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