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Tuning Vine Workshop in Berlin, 14.06.15

One-day introductory workshop on Tuning Vine software to be held at Ausland, Lychnerstrasse 60, 10437 Berlin.

Participation fee
60€, which includes a free copy of the Hayward Tuning Vine software (or 40€ if you already own a copy). Upon registering participants will receive an email containing a licence to download the full version of the software.

Please preregister by sending an email to with the subject line 'Ausland workshop 14.06.15'. Any questions concerning the workshop should also be sent to this email address. The maximum number of participants is 12, and the minimum number 6. Please register by June 13th at the latest.

Workshop details*

Session 1, Sunday June 14th, 11:00 – 14:00
The Hayward Tuning Vine as an introduction to Just Intonation.
• demonstration of connection between ratios and musical intervals for prime
numbers 2, 3 and 5
• significance of prime numbers for Just Intonation
• notation cards: colour notation, ratios, cents
• 'Flowers' versus 'Grapes' view
• number boxes and transpositions
• MONO / POLY modes
• Options, Master Volume and parameter controls
• working up through prime numbers 7 to 23
• undertone row as mirror image of overtone row

Session 2, Sunday June 14th, 15:00 – 18:00
The Hayward Tuning Vine as a practical aid to tuning in Just Intonation.
• tuning 'Pythogorean' intervals: octaves, fifths and fourths
• tuning 'Ptolemaic' intervals: major and minor thirds and sixths
• significance of octave positioning for tuning intervals
• locating common overtones on the Vine when tuning intervals
• challenge of playing Just Intonation on acoustic instruments
• tuning septimal 'blues' intervals
• tuning 'prime-limit 7' chords based on prime numbers 2, 3, 5 and 7

* This plan is meant as a guide only and the actual workshop may deviate from it to some extent.
Robin Hayward

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