Intervalon 2D-Interval Explorer

Nature breezes What,  Row row row a boat,
vibrating in rings and arches;   Gently up the stream,
Listen straight up for  Merrily merrily merrily merrily Life is but
a Rainbow.

Intervalon is a musical instrument software that works on a Windows PC/tablet (technically a Win32 desktop application with Touch interface support).
It can be played by touch (best if you have a touch screen monitor or a tablet) / PC-keyboard keys (very good, mappings flexible) / a mouse.
I hope you enjoy playing it.
(You can jump to the download section dozens of lines below.)

It is subtitled 2D-Interval Explorer. Yes, try consider, please:
Musical intervals, a second, third, fifth, octave, and so on, are the most easy when they are thought of as Two-Dimensional.
I say this because, traditionally intervals have been understood as 2D-like things, D# and Eb flatly discrete, but today too many people think just otherwise.

The idea of 2D Interval

Intervalon is designed to be purely true to it.

Notices:

Getting started:

License of this software

Copyright © 2015 Kazuhiko Shirai.
Intervalon is freeware. It can be used anyway.
Redistribution is prohibited.

Disclaimer

The software is provided as is without warranty of any kind.
Use it at your own risk. The author is not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the use or misuse of it.


Meantone the author uses most often:

7/48-comma meantone.
It is just in between of Pythagorean Tuning (with pure 5th) and 2/7 Meantone which is in turn just in between of 1/4 Meantone (with pure Maj.3rd) and 1/3 Meantone (with pure Min.3rd).
   7/48 = ( (1/3 + 1/4) / 2 ) / 2     (This makes 5th 698.81867 cents, fairly near to 1/7 (=7/49) comma meantone.)
It has 5th/4th and 3rds/6ths equally less pure, supposedly making intervals 2D-ness most protected.
(N.B. here, Meantone is not a means to approximate Just-Intonation singing/playing like Helmholtz.)
From the viewpoint, 12-tone equal temperament (as a kind of Meantone) has 5th too pure, and tends to single-dimensioned-ness too much.


Composers the author admires:

Palestrina, Alessandro Scarlatti,  Handel,
Beethoven, Muzio Clementi,
Brahms, Mahler, Manuel de Falla, Furtwängler
...


by Kazuhiko Shirai.   mail: kazuhiko.shirai@intervalon.com
last updated 2017/01/14.