FreeNote Microtonal Guitars & Recordings

UPCOMING SHOWS!!!

 13 O’CLOCK BLUES BAND AT THUNDER ROAD IN SOMERVILLE, FRIDAY, 12/22/17, 6 – 9pm!! Doors open at 6pm, Note Early Show 21+  $10 Adv / $12 Day Of Show

13 O’Clock Blues Band celebrates the Holidays with a Harmonic musical happening at Thunder Road in Somerville. Come rock out with Babe and the Boys and enjoy some yummy food. We will have advance copies of our new CD “Devil’s Dance” and T-shirts too. Click here for more info here!!

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Jon Catler and Hansford Rowe performing with
La Monte Young in NYC this month!

Jung Hee Choi’s Tonecycle for Blues Base 30 Hz, 2:3:7 Ensemble Version with 4:3
September 30 – October 14
MELA Foundation Dream House, NYC
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The Sundara All-Star Band
Marian Zazeela, voice
Jung Hee Choi, voice
Jon Catler, fretless guitar
Hansford Rowe, fretless bass
Naren Budhkar, tabla

Since 1996, FreeNote Music has been providing the highest quality microtonal guitars and recordings to customers around the globe. We are committed to giving musicians and listeners access to the wealth of pitches that go beyond the standard 12 note tuning system. Tuning systems including 19-tone and 31-tone equal temperaments, 12-Tone Ultra Plus, Just Intonation and Fretless can now be ordered from FreeNote Music. Our exclusive partnership with leading American guitar company G&L Guitars allows the customer to order any G&L guitar or bass through us, with any of our neck designs. You can also order our necks separately, or have them installed on a body of your choice. You can also design the guitar or bass of your dreams through the new FreeNote Custom Shop.

We also offer an ever growing array of the best microtonal recordings and books available including FreeNote artists and other microtonal artists from around the world.”

What is microtonal music?

  • Can you imagine the sound of a piano that has no familiar intervals on it?
  • Did you know that the human voice naturally wants to sing in pure Just Intonation if given the chance?
  • Did you know that guitars and basses can easily have frets added to give you more possibilities?
  • Did you know that all wind instruments (sax, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon) have the possibility, through alternate fingerings, to achieve different tuning systems?
  • Did you know that you can create your own tuning system with a little understanding?

The system of tuning used in the European tradition in the last 200 years or so is 12-Tone Equal Temperament, a man-made tuning. Before this there were many other tunings as used by Bach and earlier composers, but since then 12-Tone Equal has dominated the mainstream of musical progress. Microtonal music is music that uses the notes between the notes of 12-Equal. “Just Intonation” is the name given to tunings which are derived from the pure notes of the naturally occurring Harmonic Series. There is no longer any room for musical dogmatism – let’s explore the infinite world of tuning possibilities!