In order to play a musical instrument one must first learn how to navigate among its notes. An Array is an orderly pattern that the notes of a musical instrument may be arranged in.

Array instruments make it easier to navigate among the notes and yet they are more versatile than non-array instruments. In addition to the Array Mbira, inventor Bill Wesley has created a wide variety of other Array instruments. These include two types of Array MIDI Controllers (one of which is patented), the Array Nail Violin, the Array Rasp, the Array Drum, the Array Rhythm Machine, the Array Guitar, the Array Psaltry, and the Array Vina.

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Array System Highest & Lowest notes Harmonies Unisons Octaves
Fifths Fouths Whole Tones DO, RE, MI Key Signatures
Left and Right Hands Chord Patterns Voicing of Chords V, I, IV Chords III, IV, II Chords