[IAEP] TamTam Questions (More)

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 20:18:18 EST 2010

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 8:11 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Several people in America-sur have responded to my questions about the keys
> used in the TamTam Suite. So far, they have all referred only to TamTam
> Mini.  Have any of you used any of the other TamTam Activities (Jam and
> Edit).  I need to know what keys are used for loops and special effects.  If
> you have any TamTam knowledge or can point me to links with the info, it
> would be very helpful.  I already know (knew) where the basic notes are
> located.

Tam Tam Jam uses a different keyboard interface than Tam Tam Mini
(SynthLab uses the same keyboard layout as Mini). With Jam, you assign
keys to the various instrument blocks you create. The keys simply turn
these blocks on and off.

> I also notice that in Uruguar they are using the "Do-Re-Mi..." system.  I
> think most of the schools/teachers in the US use the "C-D-E..." system.  Has
> anyone had any experience with this?  How about other countries?
> I am working on a very simple, easy to make, inexpensive XO keyboard overlay
> for TamTam that can be made in classroom quantities for about $1-$2 each (or
> less for larger quantities).  No electronics are required.  Just a few
> simple supply items, scissors, glue, a computer with a printer and an iron.
> Of course, I will share it with everyone, if and when I get it "perfected."
> This will also be adaptable for other machines running TamTam from SoaS,
> live CD, Virtual Box, etc.
> Grannie B  (MA Music Education ca. 1966)
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Walter Bender
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