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The main factors in the personality of any music are how the notes progress, the key signature, the octaves you play it in, the tempo, and how loud it is. Like take for example C minor. If the notes progressed in an odd way like including minor 6th chords than it would sound mysterious even in the 1st octave. The baseline is a very sad feeling because of ...


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I would like to provide a calculation which shows how possibilites can go quite big even in very simple cases. Take it as a demonstration and some starting point for imagining the amount of possibilities. In a seven note scale starting from a random note we can write 15 two note melodies (7 upwards, 7 downwards, 1 repetition). For example we only have the ...


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YES! Given your quote of just 7 notes, the number of different orders they can be played is more than 5,000. Not anywhere near infinite.However, any of those used again, magnify this number.And there are 12, or possibly well over a hundred, using human hearing range, so the number grows again! Then the simple tune has only been played using, say, crotchets. ...


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It really depends how you think of music itself. If you only consider the 12 tones (not 7) as defined by Western Music and tuning, the limited range of a human's hearing from approximately 20 Hz to 20k Hz, pitches having a finite duration, and disregard instrumentation, articulation, and dynamics then yes it is finite. If you think beyond any of these ...


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Well... you could argue music is finite in the sense that our ears have limited frequency range and dynamic depth, therefore you can quantise everything perfectly to PCM files; that's a digital representation which you could, mathematically thinking, enumerate exhaustively. The number of pieces of music possible in this sense is ridiculously large (something ...


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Let's assume that one can sufficiently represent most music on a 10-CD set. Each CD carries about 800MB of data, so the number of possible states of a 10-CD set is 256^80000000000 which is pretty large but not infinite. Nor is the number of possible states of a whole CD library infinite. "Infinite" is a large word.



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