(K. Wunderlich) >>> I liked the music. Not my piece of cake, but pretty good.
I suppose we all have our musical tastes and preferences. Mine happen to be interesting accordion, bandoneon, K. Wunderlich style organ
music and emotionally meaningful, interesting orchestra music. 98% of classical music I find boring...
Albeit MIDI instruments are still considered to be in their developmental stage, they progress rapidly. I still remember when the first MIDI keyboards came out. Look where they are now! Their progress is secured by incessant PC technological development.
...in the 50es there was a talk that TV is the way to go in future. No more books, no more theaters, no movies - only TV.
A lot of what was predicted ...really happened. Many cinemas closed, every household has a TV or two and most people get their news and entertainment more from TV than other media. Now with computers the shift is even more noticeable. I consider my PC a "tool", which helps me to do things faster and better. Thus, I plan to use it as a musical instrument. Things looking up!
(The traditional musical instrument's evolution is "over" and "stay put"; i.e. not improvable anymore.) I had a book with CD, about new musical instruments. Awesome! >>>
I'm sorry, but I don't find the new acoustic instruments you refer to (below, in YouTube) horribly boring sounding!
Computers are now taking over all fields of human concern. There's no return to the dark ages, where we had to use mechanical or electro-mechanical typewriters and calculators. Now computer do a year's job in one hour or less! The same is going to happen in musically creative instrument. Sure, human emotions are rather complex issues and that's why computer technology is still trying to come to terms with it; yet, amazing progress has already been made.
My main objection to traditional notation is that it is too longwinded and undue complicated
Regarding traditional notation: I'm quite happy with my innovative notation, for as long it helps my learning the Janko and Wicki layout and new, complex melodies. More I don't need. It's ideal for hobby musicians.
(Roland's V-accordions) >>> You mean they are not the real thing?
I didn't write that, did I? What I wrote is that they "getting pretty close to the real thing"; i.e. that they come amazingly close to acoustic accordion, bandoneon etc, instruments. In fact they can emulate 40 different accordion and that pretty faithful. If that's not an achievement... I don't know "what is"! I prefer this V-accordion to any acoustic accordion, bandoneon. I like the Wersi and Yamaha's Tyros II sound, because it reminds me of K. Wunderlich's interpretations. I can't find these soundfonts anywhere, but one day they'll pop up on Russian pirate sides. DA, da, da tovarish, I'm truly confident that the day will come when traditional music instruments will be outperformed by MIDI instruments!
As MIDI instruments don't have their own sound, such day will never come
Well stereo units don't have their own sounds either, yet when you insert a CD a whole orchestra plays your chosen master piece in great musical perfection.
Besides, therapeutic effect of real sound is proven, but artificial emulation is actually harmful.
Many soundfonts are now that realistic that I derive great emotional satisfaction and joys from it. I avoid sound, which I don't find interesting sounding. Klaus Wunderlich wrote (after listening to 3 audio-cassettes of my whistling) that I have very good musical hearing and feeling. So, I'm easily offended by bad singers, sounds or music.
And Gee, don't they look ugly.
I find the looks of electronic organs, Synth and accordions rather elegant and classy.
Banjo, Ukulele, Accordion, Clarinet, Saxophone, Concertina, even Pianoforte are very new and rather modern, invented not so long ago. What made you think we live in the pinnacle of time?
Saxophone inveted by Adolphe Sax 1814 – 1894 // the ukulele, invented in Hawaii in 1879, // the banjo came from West Africa to America in the 17th Century. // Johann Christoph Denner invented the clarinet in 1690. // the concertina was invented by Charles Wheatstone, and the earliest examples, which he called the symphonium, were made in 1829. // The accordion was invented by Friedrich Buschmann in 1822 in Berlin // PIANO-FORTE was innvented by JC Schroder, of Dresden, in 1717 // >>> And you call these inventions "very new and rather modern, invented not so long ago...
" ??? Oh God, you must be seriously out of touch with time, to say the least!
Guess what? My computer made it easy to get this Info. I know it's not a "real messenger", but it does the same job; only easier and faster; same with MIDI instruments!
So, the question is back to you: What made you think we live in the pinnacle of time?
In other words, it's about time someone invents a new musical instrument, isn't it?!
Since little or nothing worthwhile is forthcoming, I can safely assume that society reached the end of acoustic instrument evolution and we now looking forward enjoying "the era of creative computer music".
In the matter of fact I recently came up with very cool design of double Ocarina/panflute with the span of three octaves.
Great, but it's nothing as revolutionary as the centuries ago, invented instruments you mentioned above.
Russians invented new bayan, without the outruding keyboard, very cool looking.
Kravtsov keyboard is new, but I cannot see how it betters the Janko or Wicki layout?
Gabla bandoneon is an adaptation of chromatic accordion (both in C and B system) to bandoneon. Basically leaving off the accordion's bass side and replacing it with lower part of "split" treble side. Yet, such "inventions" are not real inventions
; merely changes to existing instruments; making the instrument easier and better to play.
Accordion with pitch bending capabilities is making it's difficult way towards acceptance.
That's the player's, not the inventor's problem.