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Re: SoundNote does not accept "H"
*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
*Subject*: [mg83318] Re: SoundNote does not accept "H"
*From*: Thomas E Burton <tburton at brahea.com>
*Date*: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 05:26:42 -0500 (EST)
A private communication from Szabolcs reminded me that my view
(shared by MIDI standards) is Anglo-centric. Many Europeans do indeed
use pitch "H". Others use "do", "re", "mi", etc. instead of letters. See
http://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheory1.htm
especially article 2.
> Heh, by convention in Western music, names of pitches are unique
> only modulo octave (factor of two in pitch). The A-minor scale
> spanning one octave (12 semitones) is therefore ABCDEFGA, where the
> first and last A's refer to different octaves. So we don't use "H",
> but "H" might be imagined to be "A" one octave higher. Note that
> SoundNote["A"] is short for SoundNote["A4"], that is, the 4th A
> from the left on a standard keyboard. Thus, instead of SoundNote
> ["H"], you could write SoundNote["A5"]. In terms of semitones, you
> could equivalently write SoundNote[21], or SoundNote[9] for "A4".
> SoundNote[11] is actually a "B4". Confused? Check out a web site on
> western musical notation :-)
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