# Tuning continua and keyboard layouts

@article{Milne2008TuningCA, title={Tuning continua and keyboard layouts}, author={Andrew J. Milne and William A. Sethares and James Plamondon}, journal={Journal of Mathematics and Music}, year={2008}, volume={2}, pages={1 - 19} }

Previous work has demonstrated the existence of keyboard layouts capable of maintaining consistent fingerings across a parametrized family of tunings. This paper describes the general principles underlying layouts that are invariant in both transposition and tuning. Straightforward computational methods for determining appropriate bases for a regular temperament are given in terms of a row-reduced matrix for the temperament-mapping. A concrete description of the range over which consistent…

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