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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..."

1 Comments:

Blogger CKL said...

No blogging since June? What's wrong with you people?

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