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LucyTuning

LucyTuning is a musical microtuning system derived from Pi and the writings of John "Longitude" Harrison. This system enables users to modulate and transpose using any scales or keys that they may choose.

Beyond the scales, tunings and modes of Western music (Lydian, Ionian, Mixolydian, Dorian, Aeolian, Phrygian, or Locrian ....), with LucyTuning, it is possible to emulate Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese, Indian, Arabic (makam) and any conceivable tuning system.

BBC Radio 4 "Out Of Tune" program by Robert Sandall

Click here for mp3 Part 1

Part 2 - (includes Lucy Interview)

Edited version relating only to LucyTuning (3min 54 seconds)

Western harmonic structure may be used with this very specific meantone tuning system. This enables users to progress beyond the limitations of twelve note equal temperament (12tET), and produce music with controlled and predetermined levels of consonance or dissonance.

It seems that the traditional scientific mapping of harmonics may be a simplistic paradigm of a more profound and fundamental underlying reality. Instead of considering audio as a static two dimensional mapping (e.g. sine wave), there appears to be a dynamic pattern which could consist of more dimensions, than revealed by the standard physics and mathematics of acoustics.

LucyTuned Lullabies (from around the world) demonstrate how the music sounds by using instrumental renditions of traditional melodies, and generates low frequency beating which encourages relaxation and sleep in babies and other humans of all ages.

This site contains analyses of frequency (Hertz), beats per minute (BPM), colours of the spectrum (RGB), and how these relate to the speed of light in a vacuum. MIDI tuning dump specifications, pitch bend data, guitar fretting positions and detailed instructions for LucyTuning samples are also given.

Explore and enjoy.

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