Q: I'm looking at the picture, it looks like a regular keyboard. What's the big deal?
A: It IS a regular keyboard. The relative position of the keys to each other has been adjusted to produce consistant spacing because nearly all pianos have different distances between keys.
It's only about 3mm, but that is a big difference when you are trying to be able to sightread, rather than watching your hands.
And the black keys are a little less angled, that's all.
I highly recommend Herr Gregory Shir's redesigned keyboard because it equalizes the upper width of the white keys.
--- Ms. Alvina Louie playing and commenting on Mozart piano
Because intervallic distances are more predictable, the C# (Db) and D# (Eb) keys are technically more accessible in all hand positions,
irrespective of individual hand anatomy or finger patterns.
--- Ralph Alberstrom
It seems there is a manufacturing defect built into piano keyboards.
Believe it or not, the intervals on the standard piano are NOT equal!
Lay a finger between C# and D# notes, now lay your finger between F# and G# - you can feel the difference between the two pairs.
It's only about 3mm, but that is a big difference when you are trying to sightread without watching your hands.
Try your favorite piano figure in different keys - for instance, the intro to "Cheers" - its much harder to reach in A on most pianos compared to original key of Bb.
--- Reseda Mickey
Read the article from the Overture - Musician's Union Local 47 newspaper
new Mozart Piano Keyboard
invented by Gregory Shir
Thanks and Acknowledgments for all of our projects:
Thomas Metzler Violins - metzlerviolins.com
Brand Public Library in Glendale
Jeff Kies Custom Picture Framing
Musicians' Local 47 of Los Angeles
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