Playing on the Harmonic Table
The percieved benefits will depend on your background and approach.
For examples, ...
|I find ...||With the HT, ...|
|it's not easy to program drums with piano keys||velocity sensitive duplicated keys with short travel make drums and percussion much easier|
|I use lots of different MIDI triggers, and there just aren't enough keys on a piano type keyboard||there are loads of keys within easy reach of each other|
|I can play the piano in a few keys, but not in the hard ones||play a scale, chord, or melody the same way in any key|
|I can make a nice melody, but can't easily work out what would go with it||find desired intervals and harmony notes easily|
|I'm just beginning and want to get going quickly
||play any three adjacent notes together with one finger for a triad|
|I can play the simple chords easily, but those jazzy ones baffle me||play rich sounding chords easily|
|that I sometimes wish I could play that kinda flashy stuff they do with sequencers, but live||play low and high notes with both hands and without crossing hands|
|I want to play with a wider range than many physical instruments have||span four or five octaves with one hand|
|I can't easily imagine musical intervals when I look at notes written on staves||learn a great way to envisage, arrange, and compose your own music|
How easy is it to learn?
- People who already know how to play one or more musical instruments,
or who have taught themselves an instrument will find it easier than others,
- if your fingers are strong and flexible, then complex music will be easier, and
- learning to play on an Harmonic Table is easy relative to many other instruments due to its symmetry, which makes it easier for a novice.
For more about playing see the Video Manual by Jordan Rudess.