User:Bozu

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I programmed a microtonal synth application for PC in 1998. After that, I spent nearly a decade trying to track down a microtonal guitar before I found Jon Catler around 2004. Since then, I've collected two more microtonal guitars as well as two basses.

I played in a band called "Ox," a three piece (guitar, synth, and drums) fusion band in Detroit. We played one successful gig, then the band's component members were reabsorbed into other projects as the success locally seemed impossible to maintain. I finally released a solo, half-microtonal, mostly-instrumental, album in 2015, to thunderous shrugging and puzzlement from my friends and family. Encouraged by that result, I released another in 2016, but this time, all 19-EDO, and with vocals; then I released another instrumental album, but all 19-EDO. Then two more with vocals were released in 2017. None of my works have been widely accepted by any community, nor any group of people, for that matter, but I did get in the newpaper and in a couple of magazines.

I love talking about music in general, so send me a message if you're bored.

I have a list of all scales in 19-EDO. I have yet to find a use for the list, but it's in a spreadsheet organized into several tabs (each tab with a different number of tones per octave). Please contact me if you have any use for such a thing. I did one for 12-EDO long ago, and doing one in 19-EDO seemed like a good idea at the time. Obviously there is a lot more data in the 19-EDO list. The 12-EDO scale list is easy enough to categorize into scale "families" as I called them, scales that have modal relationships with one another (for example all of the church modes), and scales that have similar tonal characteristics (for example scales that have a minor third, diminished fifth, and diminished seventh). But in 19-EDO, there is just too much to sift through using the same rationale.