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winchimer — a windchime simulator for Windows
Gentle tinkling on your desktop

How many major keys are there?
It's not as obvious as it might appear

Generating simple MIDI files using Java
The simplest way I could come up with for generating MIDI music on the Android platform

The on-line chord wheel Identify the chords that are diatonic within selected major and minor keys

Why you can't play Bach on a piano
A discussion of the origin of equally-tempered tuning and its effect on musical composition and appreciation

The temperament test:
Can you hear the difference between historical and modern tuning systems?

Compositions:
Some of my short pieces, with scores and MP3 audio clips

Modulation library:
A compendium of key-changing procedures

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