Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music

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Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 2:14 pm

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On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Stephen Stubbs wrote:

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http://www.huygens-fokker.org/scala/

specifically: http://www.huygens-fokker.org/docs/scalesdir.txt

You will find that there are over 4000 diferent scales there.

the notion that there are only a handful of scales can be a moderately
accurate as a description of typical musical practice at a given point in
time in a given culture.

but on the other hand it also is a wildly inaccurate and simplistic idea
that robs humanity of a good part of its cultural heritage.

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On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Stephen=
Stubbs <fartreader@gmail.com> wrote:

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{Stephen}: The Ancient Greeks did not have major keys nor minor ke=
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The 'modes' used by the Medieval European monks were not the same a=
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original modes of the Ancient Greeks. A great deal was lost in the=20
translation, or perhaps it was due to fragmentary sources.http://ww=
w.huygens-fokker.org/scala/
specifically: http://www.huygens-fokker.org/docs/s=
calesdir.txt

You will find that there are over 4000 diferent scales there. t=
he notion that there are only a handful of scales can be a moderately accur=
ate as a description of typical musical practice at a given point in time i=
n a given culture.
but on the other hand it also is a wildly inaccurate and simplistic ide=
a that robs humanity of a good part of its cultural heritage.=

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[LAU] The Psychology of Music, david, (Fri Feb 8, 7:43 am)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Stephen Stubbs, (Fri Feb 8, 1:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Alf Haakon Lund, (Mon Feb 18, 5:39 pm)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Chris Bannister, (Tue Feb 19, 4:31 am)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, david, (Wed Feb 20, 8:12 am)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Alf Haakon Lund, (Wed Feb 20, 7:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, david, (Thu Feb 21, 6:13 am)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Feb 20, 11:14 am)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Alf Haakon Lund, (Wed Feb 20, 8:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, david, (Mon Feb 18, 7:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, David Baron, (Mon Feb 18, 6:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, david, (Sat Feb 9, 5:25 am)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Folderol, (Sat Feb 9, 9:05 am)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, david, (Sun Feb 10, 3:04 am)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, David L. Craig, (Fri Feb 8, 3:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Rustom Mody, (Tue Feb 19, 3:22 am)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Stephen Stubbs, (Tue Feb 19, 1:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Paul Davis, (Tue Feb 19, 2:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Neil, (Thu Feb 21, 1:21 am)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Rustom Mody, (Thu Feb 21, 3:10 am)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Feb 21, 3:39 am)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Rustom Mody, (Thu Feb 21, 4:02 am)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, david, (Sat Feb 9, 5:18 am)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, Len Ovens, (Fri Feb 8, 2:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] The Psychology of Music, david, (Sat Feb 9, 5:22 am)