m3838 Posted February 11, 2008 Share Posted February 11, 2008 No, the Wicki/Hayden system is *not* more limited in range than the Uniform system. What do you support your contention with? With the lenghth of one's hands. As been stated by Brian himself, and others, Hayden is better played with two hands on two separate rows of butons with duplicated accidentals, ascending up. No octave jumps etc. Yes, when I was considering Hayden and did some "paper playing" I found that European folk music is very easy and transposing for hap-hazard party singing is very easy too. But classical pieces left alot to wish for. Of course you can argue that making buttons small and placing them near each other, all hearing range can be achieved withing arms' lenth. I have a hard time picturing such a piano, or any other acoustic insttrument except very large concertina. And I would have welcomed such an instrument in form of Bandoneon. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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