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Artone 19 by Valnor Artone 19 by Valnor
Artone 19 – Expanding the Musical Vocabulary

I designed a 19 tone guitar about 15 years ago but never got around to showing what the concept was all about, here is the intro and some details, this is only my first design. This instrument is quite playable and more will be done in the future, eg electric, bass, etc. I created the name Parvatic (Latin “parvum” , small steps) so I could create the new terms and names of harmonic forms this instrument will introduce to our musical vocabulary. Using “p” instead of “##” or “bb” simplfies the scalar structures, it denotes the new notes that are now usable, the old 3rds are now more in tune than the equal temperment 12 tone system the old 7ths are now sounding good, plus you can now play a lot of other types of music that wasn’t available to the 12 tone guitar. This picture is only the peliminary design for the “Artone 19".
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