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Smaller Air Calliope?
By Bruce Brockett

My air calliope project is moving forward.  I have the brass tubing and
a blower unit and have been making pipe bases from UHMW polyethylene.
I will get a John Wale MIDI board and a keyboard.

I know most calliopes are 43-note.  Why is that?  How much would I be
giving up by making a 20 to 25-note calliope?  A smaller, lighter unit
would have mobility advantages.  What notes should I include?

Can you tell I'm new at this? Thanks for your help.

Bruce Brockett

(Message sent Sun 4 Mar 2007, 11:49:29 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

Key Words in Subject:  Air, Calliope, Smaller

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