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The Forte

It's called the Forte - but earlier names included labels along the lines of un-piano, or backwards keyboard. Because of the reverse approach of the instrument, all names are quite fitting. Implementing thirteen photo resistors corresponding to a one octave range, the Forte is played by covering up the notes the player does not want to hear.

For example, if all the notes are exposed to light and the player's hands are not touching the instrument, all thirteen frequencies will sound. If the player would like to rest, all light should be prevented from reaching the photo resistors. Through the utilization of 555 timers, op amps, and trimmer pots, the circuit will provide an alternative approach to how keyboard instruments can be played while exploring the sonic possibilities of generating sound from light. Keep your ears peeled - it's Forte

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