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Re: Re: SoundNote does not accept "H"

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  • Subject: [mg83354] Re: [mg83322] Re: SoundNote does not accept "H"
  • From: George Woodrow III <georgevw3 at mac.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 04:46:34 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fhjrvt$4pd$1@smc.vnet.net> <200711171028.FAA09578@smc.vnet.net>

In German, B = b flat and H = B natural. That's why JS Bach could make  
a fugue subject with his name. See the last fugue in BWV 1080.

I did not know that this practice was still current.

george -- with a degree in music composition.

On Nov 17, 2007, at 5:28 AM, Jean-Marc Gulliet wrote:

> Szabolcs Horv=C3=A1t 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?
>
> I am not a music specialist and I might have misunderstood your  
> request,
> but I do not think that the "H" note exists. See
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solfege
>
> HTH,
> --
> Jean-Marc
>
>



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