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Mar
23
comment Classical examples of a 'fifth voice' or 'ghost soprano'
@jjmusicnotes This should probably be moved to chat -- this is my understanding of what is going on: combination tones do not exist /in the air/ (or more generally as any kind of mechanical oscillation). What is going on is that the pattern-matching mechanisms in the ear & brain detect 2f (and it's overtones -- this is the octave avbove) and 3f (and its overtones, this is one fifth above the 2f pipe) with the net result that the listener subjectively perceives that the pitch of that sound is 1f. This also underlys the way that church bells are tuned.
Mar
20
comment Classical examples of a 'fifth voice' or 'ghost soprano'
@jjmusicnotes here's a nice discussion of it: pykett.org.uk/resultantbass.htm#Introduction albeit with electronic organs. I might have an appropriate reference at home.
Mar
19
comment Classical examples of a 'fifth voice' or 'ghost soprano'
Your description of combination tones for pipe organs is wrong -- it's two pipes at different pitches (usually a note and a fifth above), and thus different lengths, to produce the effect of a lower pitch.
Mar
19
reviewed Looks OK Is there a “standard” or “typical” drum kit layout?
Mar
19
revised Is “pattern-based” playing specific to instruments or tradition?
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comment Is “pattern-based” playing specific to instruments or tradition?
@DanDavis early classical, not 12 tone, sometimes a phrase/motif is repeated, transposed, but diatonically (Cmaj example: {c e g} => {d f a}) other times it is transposed chromatically (e.g. {c e g}=>{d f# a}) there's a term that distinguishes between these two.
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comment Is “pattern-based” playing specific to instruments or tradition?
There's the proper music term for "transposing a phrase, keeping the intervals exactly the same", but I can't remember what it is. Something like chromatic alteration maybe?
Mar
19
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comment John Bonham's bass drum technique
This is a "non-answer" -- i.e. your response is "there is no answer", which is dubious given the other high quality answers.
Mar
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reviewed Leave Open Amp with 90 degree phase shift
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reviewed Looks OK What is the name of the “clip” for guitars
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comment Is it learned or innate our reaction of happiness or sadness in music?
@Shevliaskovic (r lo) I consider it right at (but over) the edge, and probably better addressed by psychology. /How/ do we come to associate sound patterns with emotions? is a (developmental) psychology question. /Which/ sound patterns are associated with different emotions? is a question that can be answered in terms of ethno-musicology. (The similar questions that I'm aware of fall in the latter category).
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