Again, the Scaleboard being manually played with a monophonic (continuous melody note 7) with the lower notes all being played by the AI.
This example shows that the scaleboard not only plays the notes in the currently selected key, but it is also only plays the notes at the right timing, so if I play a note slightly too early or late the AI corrects. Currently I have set the timing to the notes on the down or upbeat, so effectively, a monkey could play this!
Scaleboard being manually played with a monophonic (continuous melody note 7). This was the first test of the scaleboard instrument and lots of hitting any note to see if it is still melodic.
The lower notes are all being played by the AI.
The scaleboard is an instrument that I have built, since I am not musically trained and have not learnt all my scales. I have just programmed them into the AI. I have taken advantage of the AI knowing all the scale notes for a multitude of modes and therefore mapping them to a multi-button keyboard.
The scaleboard is an intelligent instrument that has a row of buttons with the root note on the left and then the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th notes of the scale.
For example, in C Major, the notes would be C, D, E, F, G, A and B as in the image above.
Unlike a piano, where the next octave up follows the last note of the previous lower octave on the right, the scale board places the next octave above the previous octave. I can therefore play all the same notes in different octaves by running my finger up or down the a column of the scaleboard or all the scale notes in an octave by running my finger along a row.