The table below is used to assign
LucyTuned notes to particular notes on a keyboard. This was
first used with the Yamaha DX7 MkII. By selecting the appropriate
tables, MIDI sequences and conventional keyboard fingering
patterns may be used to play LucyTuned music to various levels
of consonance. By selecting the note names and keys which
would usually be used in consonant music, you will find that
LucyTuning will sound much more consonant that 12tET. You
may, of course, experiment with other (less obvious) selections
to produce various levels of dissonance from the same MIDI
* Tunings numbers 1 & 7; 2
& 14; and 4 & 21 are duplicates to maintain the pattern
of the sequence of the tunings.
Tunings 1 through 21 should provide
consonant renditions for practically all Western polyphonic
compositions, if assigned as the composition was written.
Transposing MIDI files can provide some interesting effects
and tonalities. As this arrangement is restricted to a limit
of twelve different notes at any one time, it may be necessary
to change some tunings "on the fly"; for example
to play F minor (F-Ab-C) next to E Major (E-G#-B), as note
9 (G#/Ab) requires a different tuning for each chord.
(+ and - numbers after notenames
are the +/- cents from the corresponding 12tET note)