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by paul-donnelly
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Dojo Foundation -- a new musical system
Replies: 25
Views: 6976

but if I remember correctly, I am just referring to their construction -- each new note is constructed as the first distinct harmonic from the previous one. So starting from C, G is the first distinct harmonic. (3 standing waves on the string). Starting from G, D. etc I'm not entirely sure what you...
by paul-donnelly
Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Dojo Foundation -- a new musical system
Replies: 25
Views: 6976

Re: 'logarithmic divisions of the octave'

did you have a look at my history page? http://dojofoundation.wikispaces.com/History I think your details on Gregorian chant are off. It revolved not around the major scale (in fact, the Ionian mode was not officially a part of the theoritical system until around a millenium after the system's firs...
by paul-donnelly
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Dojo Foundation -- a new musical system
Replies: 25
Views: 6976

I'm looking at your TODO section in red there, and I have a few comments. First, "equal divisions of the octave" is probably the term you want for contemporary mainstream tuning. Second, I'll wager that the reason the two systems generate similar pitch classes is because the latter was chosen to con...
by paul-donnelly
Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Absolute Pitch vs Party Tricks
Replies: 24
Views: 7412

Also, for your ear training, I would suggest you use a piano that's well in tune, because if acquiring AP can be managed, it would be dreadful to have your inner standards to be wrong, right? Ideally I'd train in a way that taught absolute hearing without making other pitches seem wrong. I guess it...
by paul-donnelly
Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Absolute Pitch vs Party Tricks
Replies: 24
Views: 7412

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. I'd sure like to see a study on absolute listeners' attitudes towards other pitches, but anecdotes are a pretty good substitute. Great question! Perfectly in tune means A4 is 440Hz, not 439 Hz and A3 is 220 Hz abd so on. How about other notes? Do yo...
by paul-donnelly
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Absolute Pitch vs Party Tricks
Replies: 24
Views: 7412

The first video really bothered me, but the second didn't. Interesting. I wonder if that's because the second has mostly percussive tones and doesn't use traditional instruments. As for your question on how to not cause the reaction to the correct pitches the answer is to have everything in tune. W...
by paul-donnelly
Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Absolute Pitch vs Party Tricks
Replies: 24
Views: 7412

I've sometimes experienced nausea and headaches. This is only if it is really annoying, though. I think the nausea is more common, though. As someone who is sensitive to small deviations (anyone else, feel free to chime in), do the pitches in music like this bother you, or does the fact that it's n...
by paul-donnelly
Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Sleeping
Replies: 3
Views: 3155

Perhaps when you're asleep you can't tell how vague you're really being... then when you wake up, the brain fills in any blanks with hazy memories. Or perhaps it's because you've got no "filter" holding you back from doing your best. Kind of an Effortless Mastery kind of thing.
by paul-donnelly
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Great composers: all child prodigies?
Replies: 1
Views: 1992

I'd wager that most great composers were none of those things.
by paul-donnelly
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Hearing in Colour...
Replies: 7
Views: 3405

petew83 wrote:I guess it's more of a meditative/relaxing thing, but on my comp it wasn't just a pure tone sweep; there were lots of variations in other qualities.
Irregularites introduced by your speakers, perhaps?
by paul-donnelly
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Fletcher Music Method
Topic: What does the fletcher music method teach?
Replies: 14
Views: 10309

while it might be possible, there seems to be an overwhelming tendency for the 2 separate meters to combine into 1 complex meter I don't think it's possible to treat them as two separate meters until you have the combined rhythm down so well you can play it in your sleep. Until you move past the ph...
by paul-donnelly
Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: Completely unrelated discussion
Topic: speed-reading program
Replies: 5
Views: 3639

That site is an instance of Rapid Serial Visual Presentation. I've fooled with other implementations of it before, and it is indeed true that you can ratchet up the speed to dizzying rates and still make out phrases. On the other hand, you're liable to miss stuff if you glance elsewhere or blink ( :...
by paul-donnelly
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Updates and fixes
Topic: Progress, finally
Replies: 10
Views: 4639

Shouldn't that be a double solid yellow line down the middle? The pedant in me is grumbling. :lol: Just out of curiosity, have you read Raph Koster's A Theory of Fun ? It's broadly about why some games are fun and others boring, but also about why we play and what play is, and is a must-read for any...
by paul-donnelly
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Ok well then let me ask you guys/gals this.....
Replies: 20
Views: 12103

Another thing I found was that with 12tet the formula that is used to find the frequencies of other notes is based of a relation to 440Hz the sound of A4, but in other tuning systems you can really only play in certain keys or one key and is more absolute. You're conflating concert pitch and transp...
by paul-donnelly
Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Other comments and questions
Topic: Ok well then let me ask you guys/gals this.....
Replies: 20
Views: 12103

Re: Ok well then let me ask you guys/gals this.....

If you don't have a developed ear for equal tempered 12 tet music then why do you want to develop it for that and not other music? Why limit yourself to only being able to audiate frequencies for 12 pitches to the octave? You know there are other forms of tuning out there so I'm just wondering why ...