Dodeka keyboard

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The Dodeka Keyboard Design is a musical keyboard layout featuring a linear and isomorphic configuration of keys.

Concept[edit]

Invented and designed by Jacques-Daniel Rochat, the Dodeka Keyboard Design is a piano keyboard with a single row of keys set in a straight linear fashion..[1][2][3]. Four keys are highlighted to indicate the octaves. The rationale behind this layout is to bring a more rationale and chromatic approach to music and performance[4]. As an isomorphic keyboard and by equally spacing the keys on the layout, any musical sequence or interval on this layout has the same shape regardless of the key.

dodeka-vs-traditional-keyboard-layout
Comparison between Dodeka keyboard layout and traditional layout

Relationship with Music notation[edit]

The Dodeka design was developed together with an alternative music notation: the Dodeka Music Notation[5][6][7]

Software[edit]

The keyboard layout is available for iOS devices: Dodeka Music[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Isomorphic Instruments | Wiki | The Music Notation Project". musicnotation.org. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  2. ^ "This electric piano claims to make it easy for everyone to learn keys". FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. 2016-12-19. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  3. ^ Andres, Perez-Lopez; Kientz, Bertrand (2015). "BIGRAM EDITOR: A SCORE EDITOR FOR THE BIGRAM NOTATION" (PDF). TENOR.
  4. ^ guest (2016-12-17). "New Keyboard Design, DODEKA, Promises A More Rational Approach To Music Education & Performance". Synthtopia. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  5. ^ "Startup Dodeka rethinks the keyboard... and music notation". musically.com. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  6. ^ "DODEKA Reinvents Writing And Playing Music". Sonicstate. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  7. ^ Rochat, Jacques-Daniel (2018). Dodeka : la révolution musicale. Chexbres: Crea 7. ISBN 9782970127505. OCLC 1078658738.
  8. ^ "DODEKA makes music simpler with new iPad App Startupticker.ch | The Swiss Startup News channel". www.startupticker.ch. Retrieved 2018-10-19.

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