The Richter Scales: Men Who Blog

Monday, June 28, 2004

From Nature magazine: "Tunes create context like language: Maths shows why tonal music is easy listening."

"Ever felt as though a piece of music is speaking to you? You could be right: musical notes are strung together in the same patterns as words in a piece of literature, according to an Argentinian physicist.

"His analysis also reveals a key difference between tonal compositions, which are written in a particular key, and atonal ones, which are not. This sheds light on why many people find it so hard to make sense of atonal works..."

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Yes, the guy is a truly gifted artist...but after visiting his Web site, I have to wonder what all the fuss is about. And I still don't understand why anyone would say he "bangs" -- though I am admittedly a little out of touch with the latest lingo.

Anyway, you decide for yourself...
If you're looking to improve your music reading skills, I found a great chord chart. The cost is $5--what a great way to spend five bucks.