Re: [LAU] Chord finder

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Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 3:43 pm

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On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> On Tue, 2012-07-03 at 10:38 +0800, Oon-Ee Ng wrote:

Computers exist because of something called the 'Digital abstraction': How
to make a complex messy 'real' thing like voltage into a neat-n-clean
'logical' 0-or-1.

See http://6004.csail.mit.edu/Fall01/handouts/L02-1up.pdf

Musical theory is likewise: Where to put your hands on a guitar or violin
or piano is very different. Musical theory gives an abstract frame where
something essential common to these differences is distilled out.

The question is not so much whether that abstraction is useful so much as
is it faithful.

I recently got into an argument (on the python list so more OT there than
here :-) ) about whether a B# is the same as C. If we allow that they may
not always be the same then we have a case where the
theory-of-musical-harmony (may be) breaking.

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On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Ralf Ma=
rdorf <ralf.mardorf@alice-dsl.net> wrote:
On Tue, 2012-07-03 at 10:38 +0800, Oon-Ee Ng wrote:

Of course I
orry,
t

Serious, is there a command line tool or a GUI based tool that
"calculates" cords?

OT: At least I should fire up Qtractor now, but I'm still short in time=
.

FWIW I don't care, I only know that the OP is mistaken, because I teach=

music and the pupils wished to know about theory. For "God's sake&=
quot;, in
Germany we also have a "theory of harmony" regarding to it's<=
br>
functionality, e.g. c d# f# a is a symmetrical cord. Nobody cares about
it's name, but we care a lot about the emotions people listening to thi=
s
cord.Computers exist because of something called =
the 'Digital abstraction':=20
How to make a complex messy 'real' thing like voltage into a neat-n=
-clean 'logical' 0-or-1.

See http:=
//6004.csail.mit.edu/Fall01/handouts/L02-1up.pdf

Musical theory is likewise: Where to put your hands on a guitar or viol=
in or piano is very different. Musical theory gives an abstract frame where=
something essential common to these differences is distilled out.
The question is not so much whether that abstraction is useful so much =
as is it faithful.I recently got into an argument (on the python li=
st so more OT there than here :-) ) about whether a B# is the same=A0 as C.=
=A0 If we allow that they may not always be the same then we have a case wh=
ere the theory-of-musical-harmony (may be) breaking.
=A0

Since I'm a guitarist most of the chords I prefer are named insane.

Jimi Hendrix: Eb(no 3rd), Aadd9 and the sharp ninth, E7#9. Set to the
situational context I simply name "E7#9" "E major", so =
a simple blues
gets "Voodoo Chile"-quality.

However, as long as we don't try to get a certificate from an academy,<=
br>
the names of cords are completely irrelevant.

It's bullshit, nobody needs to know. For a gig we need to know what
emotion should be transmitted, so we only need scripts that remind us to
the basics, such as C or C-. If the cord is a 7, major or minor etc.
shouldn't matter.

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Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Jul 3, 12:12 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Bob van der Poel, (Tue Jul 3, 12:34 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Jul 3, 12:52 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Ricardus Vincente, (Tue Jul 3, 12:41 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Jul 3, 12:57 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Oon-Ee Ng, (Tue Jul 3, 2:38 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Jul 3, 6:40 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Rustom Mody, (Thu Jul 12, 3:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, S C Rigler, (Thu Jul 12, 5:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Funs Seelen, (Thu Jul 12, 4:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Rustom Mody, (Thu Jul 12, 5:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Funs Seelen, (Fri Jul 13, 9:19 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Rustom Mody, (Thu Jul 12, 5:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Chord finder, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Jul 17, 7:56 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Chord finder, Funs Seelen, (Tue Jul 17, 10:53 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Chord finder, Funs Seelen, (Tue Jul 17, 11:15 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Chord finder, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Jul 17, 11:51 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Chord finder, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Jul 17, 11:39 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Chord finder, Funs Seelen, (Tue Jul 17, 12:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Chord finder, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Jul 17, 12:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Chord finder, Funs Seelen, (Tue Jul 17, 12:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Chord finder, Rustom Mody, (Tue Jul 17, 9:36 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Chord finder, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Jul 17, 8:01 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Funs Seelen, (Fri Jul 13, 9:05 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Fons Adriaensen, (Fri Jul 13, 9:29 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Lorenzo Sutton, (Fri Jul 13, 9:41 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Funs Seelen, (Fri Jul 13, 9:24 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Raffaele Morelli, (Tue Jul 3, 8:39 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Kevin Thoma, (Tue Jul 3, 8:47 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, immanuel litzroth, (Tue Jul 3, 9:03 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Jul 3, 7:05 am)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Robin Paulson, (Thu Jul 5, 12:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] Chord finder, Bob van der Poel, (Tue Jul 3, 12:48 am)