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Re: SoundNote does not accept "H"

Szabolcs Horvát wrote:
> I was playing with Sound and SoundNote.  For some reason, SoundNote does 
> not seem to accept the H note.  Sound[SoundNote["H"]] returns 
> unevaluated but Sound[SoundNote["A"]] works correctly.  I can use 
> Sound[SoundNote[11]] as a workaround, but why doesn't the letter 
> specification work?

In the USA, the note you call H is called B, and your B is our B-flat.

Sound[SoundNote["B"]]  will give you what you recognize as H.

and Sound[SoundNote["BFlat"]] is what you think of as B.

Helen Read
University of Vermont

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