THE UNIFORM KEYBOARD
is Gary Blair from Scotland playing on a Uniform Keyboard!
Thanks Gary for the picture and the article!
According to Gary, the main features of this system are:
- Designed in three rows to make fingering surer and easier.The
third row is a duplication of the 1st row
- The black keys are the same width as the white keys,making
fingering in sharps and flats just as easy as in the key of C.
- In the playing of chords in sharps and flats,the fingers
can reach forward into full-width keys on the 3rd row,instead of between
- Scale and Arpeggio runs in sharps and flats can all be
started with the thumb just as comfortably as in the Key of C,making fingering
similar in all keys.
- This new keyboard can be played immediately by anyone
familiar with the ordinary piano keyboard.
- The keyboard is so constructed that the touch is equally
light on all three banks of keys.
See also the comparison I've made concerning piano,
chromatic and uniform accordions.
For the really interested, I've scanned an article
by John H. Reuther, the inventor of the Uniform Keyboard. It may take
some time to download since I didn't want to reduce the image quality too
much (161+39+107 kb).
to Hans Palm's Accordion Page: main page
Hans Palm 1996, firstname.lastname@example.org
, snail address