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
here for mp3 Part 1
2 - (includes Lucy Interview)
version relating only to LucyTuning (3min 54 seconds)
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.
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
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.
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.