Re: Soundnote, musical instruments playing at arbitrary

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• Subject: [mg89184] Re: [mg89154] Soundnote, musical instruments playing at arbitrary
• From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
• Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 04:46:49 -0400 (EDT)
• Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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```The SECOND argument is the time duration, and that can indeed be an
arbitrary real number.  For example:

SoundNote["A", 2.25, "Violin"]

I presume what you really meant is to vary the FIRST argument to get a
different pitch.  But the legal values, when not being specified by a
named pitch, seem to be constrained only to integral numbers of
semitones from middle C, positive or negative.

janos wrote:
> SoundNote["G", 1, "Violin"] gives you a middle G as if performed by a
> violinist corresponding to a predefined scale (should I know which?)
> It does not accept real numbers as a second variable.
> Play can play you any waveform.
>
> I would like to have the, say, violin profile but play a sound note at
> arbitrary pitch.
> How can I do this? The FullForm of SoundNote gives no information,
> and I do not want to invest a large amount of work into creating the
> appropriate profile if it has been done once.
>
> Could anyone help me please?
>
> Thank you,
>
> Janos
>

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