ZOOM0002TRADITIONAL IMPROVISATION Improvisation is facilitated in all styles of music, especially jazz (a traditional musical art form based on improvisation). The QB provides simple process of applying identical harmonic and melodic patterns from key to key in the cycle of fourths (fifths). ZOOM0002 FREE IMPROVISATION The QB is a 2-D visual as well as […]Read More SERENDIPITY–IMPROVISATION
The QB just makes it easier for two-dimensional (2-D) learners to learn music. I’ve been a musician my entire life (trombone/guitar). After hundreds of hours on the piano keyboard, I was unable to use it, even as a tool. I love the piano and especially the pipe organ. This dilemma, plus modern digital music advancement, […]Read More DISCLAIMER–THE QB DOES NOT PLAY ITSELF
At the moment of inception, when I conceived the QUARTAL BOARD, I had a music keyboard that would relate to the QUARTAL GUITAR. All of the scale and chord, melody and harmony patterns would transfer between the QB and the QG. Then the serendipity began-a list of QB keypad possibilities: 3 key X 3 key […]Read More SERENDIPITY–SIZE
X/Y LOCATION DETERMINES THE LETTER NAME OF THE CHORD–THE PATTERN REMAINS UNIVERSAL FROM KEY TO KEY. THESE X/Y LOCATORS ARE MARKED FOR THE QB 9X9–3rd ROW, 3rd COLUMN.***MASTER Q GRID C MAJ CHORDS Untitled 1Read More QGRID TABLATURE-UNIVERSAL PATTERNS
It is both a logo and the uniform interval key to the QB. The simplest way to display the x/y coordinates for the whole Quartal Board. Cool, huh?Read More QB LOGO-WHAT DO YOU THINK?
BOTH THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION AND EDUCATION OF THE QB.Read More THE FIRST COUNTRY THAT ADOPTS THE QB RULES–becomes the virtual world QB campus, and controls:
It works for me. There are ten million great musicians, in the U.S. alone, that couldn’t handle the piano learning curve either.Read More THE QB IS EASIER TO LEARN THAN THE PIANO KEYBOARD
WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FIVE FINGERS.Read More ANY 5 X 5 SECTION OF THE QB KEYPAD OFFERS A FULL TWO OCTAVE CHROMATIC SCALE.
SHORT IMPROV #1Read More QUARTAL BOARD–VIDEO LOG ENTRIES
Of course I see the QB. as a full-blown musical instrument. Even though I have a Ph.D. in music, I have no talent as a piano keyboard player. Others might see it as a musical toy or gadget. I alone, after fifty years, think of the QB as the UBER MUSIC KEYBOARD FOR THE 21ST […]Read More ABOUT THE QB’S PLACE IN THE WORLD