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  Musical keyboard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A musical keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers on a musical instrument which cause the instrument to produce sounds.
Musical instruments with keyboards of this type include the piano, harpsichord, clavichord, organ, synthesizer (or electric keyboard), celesta, accordion, melodica, glasschord, and carillon.
The twelve notes of the Western musical scale are laid out with the lowest note on the left; the larger keys (for the seven "natural" notes of the C major scale: C, D, E, F, G, A, B) jut forward.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Musical_keyboard   (765 words)

 Keyboard instrument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Among the earliest keyboard instruments are the organ, the clavichord, and the harpsichord.
Professional electronic musical instruments which are traditionally equipped with a keyboard include electric pianos, electronic pianos, synthesizers, samplers, electronic organs, and digital pianos.
There are also keyboards which are not instruments at all, but are merely MIDI controllers which are used to control other MIDI instruments, which may or may not have a human interface of their own.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Keyboard_instrument   (649 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A musical keyboard system as claimed in daim 2, wherein the first sensor and the second sensor are mounted in a spaced apart relationship by a distance that is set and known, the first sensor and the second sensor being spaced apart by either or both of vertically and horizontally.
A musical keyboard as claimed in claim 4, wherein the first sensor is located towards an outer end of the key, and the second sensor is located towards an inner, pivoting end of the key, the second sensor being of a height greater than a height of the first sensor.
A musical keyboard system as claimed in claim 6, wherein the first sensor is biased towards the key and is able to move with the key against the bias until the key activates the second sensor.
www.wipo.int /cgi-pct/guest/getbykey5?KEY=05/17876.050224&ELEMENT_SET=DECL   (3922 words)

 Keyboards 2 - Rethinking the music keyboard. What distinguishes a keyboard from other music controllers?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Common examples of keyboards are the typewriter keyboard and the musical instrument keyboard.
It is characteristic, on the other hand, of the keyboard of a musical instrument, computer or typewriter -- and also of percussion instruments -- that only one control device is necessary to generate all of the characteristics of a tone.
In addition, the layout of the keyboard is important in establishing the ease of control and the versatility of the keyboard.
www.bikexprt.com /music/keyboard.htm   (1497 words)

 Musical Keyboard Tutor on PocketGear.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Musical Keyboard Tutor is the ideal way to start to learn to read and play music on the Pocket PC.
Music Keyboard Tutor will show you which note to play next on the keyboard and on the music stave — so you can learn to read music too.
Music Keyboard Tutor uses high quality audio synthesis to produce sound that has to be heard to be believed — particularly when using hi-fi / headphones.
www.pocketgear.com /software_detail.asp?id=16678   (467 words)

 Illuminated keyboard with yamaha musical keyboard and korg keyboards
Illuminated keyboard with yamaha musical keyboard and korg keyboards
A music keyboard is a musical device that allows the musician to control various events simultaneously without any other device.
Illuminated keyboards are designed with backlighting to add greater visibility to the keys under low-light conditions.
www.loopwise.com /illuminated_keyboard.html   (588 words)

 Musical keyboard synthesizer: Korg Triton and, Roland Fantom
The quality of the sounds varies from keyboard to keyboard, but the sounds are numbered in the same order.
Keyboards have more " sound banks, so they are not limited to the 128 sounds in the GM map.
Those keyboards are better for instruments with a more limited range, such as guitars.
music.getitdone.biz /equipment/music-keyboards.html   (663 words)

 Keyboard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alphanumeric keyboard, any keyboard that has both letters and numbers on it
Musical keyboard, a keyboard on a musical instrument
Electronic keyboard, a keyboard instrument that uses electronics to produce sound
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Keyboard   (112 words)

 The Bare Keyboard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I had bought a musical keyboard for the CoCo that consisted of a bare keyboard with a ribbon cable connection to an adapter box that plugged into the side of the CoCo.
My keyboard was not in a case but all the keys were mounted onto a circuit board.
Once the keyboard circuit diagram is drawn out it is easy enough to figure out how to set up a scanning curcuitry that contiuously loops through a test of each key to see if it is open or closed.
home.insightbb.com /~tomatwell/midi/midi_key_bare.html   (423 words)

 Learning the musical keyboard
You must also understand the content of the main music lessons, in particular the lessons speaking about notes, rhythms and the musical keyboard layout.
If you do not have a musical keyboard, you can use the corresponding keys of the computer keyboard (see the lesson about the window keyboard).
Open the scrolling view or the score view, the keyboard and the recorder windows and organize your screen as explained at the beginning of this lesson.
www.arpegemusic.com /manual30/EN720.htm   (3936 words)

 Adventus Software - Connecting Your MIDI Keyboard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The keyboard is by far the most convenient musical input device, and one that works very naturally with the computer.
Recording music for compositions is one reason why modern university music majors are required to be proficient to a grade 4 level on the keyboard, even if they are studying voice, or the trombone.
A 'velocity sensitive' keyboard or controller refers to the feature of the keyboard or controller which allows it to accurately report how fast a person is pressing each key - so that the player can be musical (soften or make louder at any point while playing).
www.adventus.com /support/edu_midi_connect.html   (1761 words)

 Halfbakery: Musical Keyboard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It would be more fun if keyboards were musical.
Rather than the piano-fashioned keyboard as previously suggested, this version has each key representing a note.
Music keyboard - You can assign an individual sound for each key to the keyboard.
www.halfbakery.com /lr/idea/Musical_20Keyboard   (244 words)

 A Musical Keyboard Experiment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is a keyboard that plays notes from an 8-tone scale.
I think this is the sort of scale that is used in Javanese music.
By the way, I found out why Western keyboard instruments have seven white keys and five fl keys per octave: the modern Western 12-tone scale is composed of two earlier Greek scales, one with 7 tones, one with 5.
www.zipcon.net /~swhite/keyboard   (214 words)

 Electronic Musical Keyboard
Many people in their retirement years choose music as a form of recreation and young people can gain an advantage over their peers and make rapid progress.
You'll be surprised how easy music really is. Learn at your own pace and in the privacy of your own home.
This new technique will have you playing real music, the tunes you want to play, in a short time, and looking forward to the next lesson.
www.infodaddy.net /electronic_musical_keyboard.html   (369 words)

 David Mellor's Musical Keyboard Guide
I want to help guide you towards the keyboard that is exactly right for you, whether it is for pure enjoyment in the home, to help your children learn music, or as the centerpiece of a recording studio.
Roland keyboards: professional keyboards, synthesizers and music workstations.
This Roland keyboard, the Roland Fantom, is the ultimate sample-based workstation with some of the finest sounds Roland have ever produced.
www.musical-keyboard-guide.com   (810 words)

 Halberstadt keyboard - standard musical keyboard design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is designed in a repeating (i.e., periodic) pattern of alternating white and fl keys, where the fl keys are grouped in sets of 2s and 3s with one space in between each group.
With the exception of less expensive non-retunable electronic instruments, any key of this keyboard may be tuned to any pitch within the limitations of the instrument's design.
The name comes from the earliest known example of a keyboard which had the 7-white/5-fl arrangement of "fl keys" -- they were really big boards on which the performer stood (...
tonalsoft.com /enc/h/halberstadt.aspx   (470 words)

 Musical keyboard
A musical instrument is a device that has been constructed or modified with the purpose of making
, can serve as a musical instrument; but the expression is reserved generally to items that have that specific purpose.
They often mimic other instruments in their design, particularly keyboards.
www.mp3.fm /Musical_instrument.htm   (373 words)

 Musical Instruments and Recording Technology: Shop online at Sweet St.
We're your best source for musical instruments and all the great technology products that surround the world of music and recording...guitars, keyboards, home recording gear, microphones, PA equipment, recording software....whatever you need.
The movement of professional quality musical performance and audio recording setups into the home environment has turned the entertainment industry on its ear, and led to an explosion in independent music.
Keyboards sound better and have more capabilities than ever before...and yet you can buy into that techology for just a few hundred dollars.
sweetst.com   (383 words)

 Creative Labs Prodikeys DM Musical Keyboard/PC Keyboard Combo : CE
I think the concept of having a music keyboard with a "qwerty" keyboard is great and for the price it is a fair deal.
This keyboard IS compatible with notebook computers, and offers the user not only an ergonomic PC keyboard with hotkeys, but also an awesome 37 key touch-sensitive MIDI piano keyboard.
Just slide open the palm rest and press the music button, and your PC is immediately transformed into a desktop music studio.
store.edcal.com /an/B00019FOCO.html   (1235 words)

 Keyboard Magazine - the latest info on keyboards, digital pianos, synths, music software, & sheet music for rock, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Keyboard magazine is the definitive source for not just tabs, stands, notes and chords but electronic and piano keyboards, midi, korg, roland, casio and yamaha keyboards and free online lessons.
Keyboard Magazine is part of the Music Player Network.
Keyboard Magazine is a trademark of CMP Entertainment Media, Inc., a United Business Media Company.
www.keyboardmag.com   (383 words)

 Piano Keyboard | Musical Instrument | Music | Yamaha | Piano | Casio | Picture | Electronic | Kids | Lesson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Even if you don't know a thing about music, a keyboard can be a ton of fun.
Most keyboards offer a variety of different sounds to chose from like cosmic organs, real piano sounds and even guitar noises.
Most keyboards will let you select the style of music you want to play like pop, rock or reggae and add background music that will make you sound like a rock star!
www.kidzworld.com /site/p422.htm   (345 words)

 Open Labs™ neKo 64™   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Other keyboard workstations in comparison, can only produce up to 20-bit audio resolution, play up to 128-voice polyphony, host only a few plug-in modules if any and cannot mimic other musical hardware products.
Closed platform keyboards neither have the power or memory to play a large number of plug-ins, large sample sounds or third-party musical applications.
On the hardware side, the NeKo is the only keyboard that will allow you to upgrade virtually every component, allowing it to remain state-of-the-art long after other keyboard workstations become obsolete.
www.openlabs.com /products/product_info-neko64.htm   (1140 words)

 Learning the musical keyboard
It is a set of melodies and rhythms written for a 4/4 measure.
Be sure to understand why each note is played at such a time and with such a duration.
Here is a series of exercises accompanied in various light music styles.
www.arpegemusic.com /manual/EN720.htm   (3883 words)

 Superpages Shopping: Musical Instruments > Keyboard, Piano
Electric keyboard organs with synthesizer or a digital piano and accessories can also be found under the Keyboard/Piano category.
A MIDI controller is usually a piano-style keyboard that is useful for playing a musical...from the plugin itself, and not from the keyboard.
...does not lift his fingers from the keyboard until the explosion throws him...then, Szpilman keeps playing the piano in a café that caters to Nazis...scenes, he moves his hands over the keyboard of a piano in a building where he is hiding...
shopping.superpages.com /Keyboard,-Piano--al16217   (1598 words)

 Musical keyboard lessons without a piano teacher! Learn to play the piano with Keyboard Coach.
Keyboard skills for beginners and everyone in the early stages of learning to play the piano
Whether you're a beginner or you've tried learning before, Keyboard Coach gives you everything you need to know so that you get the most out of your keyboard.
With the help of Keyboard Coach keyboard lessons you'll quickly master the essential skills necessary to enjoy a whole new world of music making.
www.keyboardcoach.com   (101 words)

 keyboard links - Ken Davies' Musical Instrument Links
Accordion Music Publishing - JANPress Publications is dedicated to the promotion, sale, and distribution of original accordion compositions, transcriptions, and arrangements (for standard or free bass accordion), as well as recordings of this literature.
Pulse Patterning for Pianists - Learn to move the lower torso in a musically appropriate and biomechanically correct way to maintain freedom in the body, and to engage and enhance the metric and phrase rhythm of the music.
Iowa City Early Keyboard Society - Fostering appreciation of historical keyboard instruments, primarily the harpsichord, clavichord, and fortepiano, through education and performance.
www.kendavies.net /resources/instrumentlinks/keyboardlinks.html   (5216 words)

 eBay ? digital grand piano, kawai digital piano and used grand piano items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Tune Music offers a wide variety of piano accessories such as lamps, covers, benches, casters, tuning forks, levers, keytops and strings.
Evola Music is Northwest Ohio's largest Piano and Organ dealership.
Renaissance Music is a full-range music centre serving the Kingston Area in Ontario, Canada since 1972.
instruments.stores.ebay.com /Keyboard-Piano_W0QQcatZ16217QQtZlw   (753 words)

 Slashdot | Linux-Based Musical Keyboard Workstation Debuts
The backend to a music workstation needs to have more guts to it these days, which is why they are letting you know what's under the hood in the OS department.
Since the site is down, let me chime in with 2 cool devices I've seen lately: PC keyboard with integrated MIDI keys [edutainingkids.com] and a rack-mounted device that supports VST plug-ins without a computer [plugzilla.com].Both look pretty cool, I though the musicians on here might find these interesting.
The Mediastation is designed by musicians that are live keyboards players and studio engineers with decades of experience and exactly know what a good keyboard workstation/ portable studio needs and how the user interfaces must be designed in order of being easy to use for the average musician that has no particular computer knowledge.
slashdot.org /articles/03/11/10/197202.shtml?tid=110&tid=121&tid=141&tid=187&tid=188&tid=189   (4084 words)

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