|Robin Kestrel |
We don't perceive pitch in a vacuum.
I mean, people who were born with perfect pitch kind of do, but in my experience they also tend to have terrible, terrible taste specifically because of it.
He meant literally in the absence of atmosphere (like in a vacuum chamber, or in outer space). I laughed at that part too.
|Oscar Wildcat |
While the clip above is like a flat earth debunking clip ( whatever is the fucking point of such a thing? ) there is a phenomena in music that has always puzzled me.
When I play a major 7th chord, I feel warm and mellow.
When I play a minor chord, I feel sad.
You might think this was something learned from my culture, but apparently these specific emotional responses exists across the board. Even for young children.
What is it about the harmonic relations between the three notes that creates such specific responses?
Anyway, it seems a more interesting topic than how changing the tuning a few hz won't do much other than piss off people with perfect pitch.
Pissing off people with perfect pitch is always a worthy cause.
I'm not so sure that those emotional associations with intervals really do translate across cultures historically, I'd be interested to see some sources on that. Not saying they don't, it's just counter to what I've always heard. There are definitely real neurological phenomena related to the beats produced by different intervals and stuff like that, but most of that doesn't even happen i Western music anyhow since virtually everything since the invention of the piano is tempered instead of pure intervals.
It would be really interesting to compare the emotional qualities associated with different intervals in Western music with raga theory, since t has such an elaborate system of associating different patterns of intervals with different emotions, hours and seasons.
Wait for it.
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