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by TS
Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Absolute Pitch Painter
Topic: exeedingly hard to crack level two
Replies: 12
Views: 2719

Roughly speaking, if you want to get the passing scores you either have to make all your mistakes in the beginning and then play a perfect game to the end, or play a perfect game from the beginning and then make all your mistakes at the very end. The worst thing you can do is to make a couple of mis...
by TS
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Questions re: Fixed-do solfege
Replies: 12
Views: 8185

Re: Questions re: Fixed-do solfege

I guess the main thing about fixed-do solfege is that there are whole countries who don't use letter names for tones (i.e. C,D,E,F,G...), but use the fixed-do solfege system exclusively. The fixed-do system is in everyday use in for example Russia, France, Spain, all the Spanish speaking countries i...
by TS
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Chroma Buckets
Replies: 36
Views: 10758

Right now running receives an error "does not contain main type". Also, the import EventQueue has an error next to it reading: The declared package "" does not match the expected package "chroma_buckets-master.src" Same with the import Dimension in Panel.java I tried to import it to Eclipse myself ...
by TS
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Chroma Buckets
Replies: 36
Views: 10758

Also, I'm trying to copy your source code to Eclipse. All I've done so far is create two classes called Main and Panel in a folder (chroma buckets) and copied the Main.java code to my Main class and the Panel.java code to my Panel class, but it doesn't work when I try to run Main.java I expect ther...
by TS
Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Chroma Buckets
Replies: 36
Views: 10758

zacxpacx wrote:TS I downloaded the game from the download link but it looks the same as the first C, E, Ab. Is there some toggle function I'm overlooking or is it really just the same game?
You should see tabs on the top part of the window that you can use to switch the view.
by TS
Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Chroma Buckets
Replies: 36
Views: 10758

zacxpacx wrote:Also TS, how hard would it be to create the D, F#, Bb version? I'd like to get started on that.
I made a new version that has 4 different scales.
I also expanded the octave range for the random buttons, so now it's between 2-7.
You can find the new version from the same download link.
by TS
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Chroma Buckets
Replies: 36
Views: 10758

Re: Initial Observations

TS how did you set up the random octaves? Both with the chroma buckets and the target tone. The range is 4 octaves, which means the program selects a random number between 3 and 6 and passes that as the octave of the note to the JFugue library which in turn passes it to the underlying Java MIDI-syn...
by TS
Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Chroma Buckets
Replies: 36
Views: 10758

I tried to make the prototype, the runnable Java JAR file is here: https://github.com/downloads/tsiivola/chroma_buckets/chroma_buckets.jar and the code is here: https://github.com/tsiivola/chroma_buckets The runnable JAR file should work if you have Java. I don't currently have much time to spend on...
by TS
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Chroma Buckets
Replies: 36
Views: 10758

Re: Partitioning the Octave

On Scale Degrees: I don't know the statistically significant probability necessary for our minds to adopt a height strategy, but the point of adding more octaves is to get close enough to totally random that our minds abandon height as a legitimate strategy. So that's the statistical implication of...
by TS
Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 2
Views: 1303

Re: Tools of the Trade

I think there is some confusion in terminology in your list. Some of the things you call "tasks" are not tasks, but are for example strategies one would use when performing a task. A task would be: "You hear a tone and then you have to click one of 12 buttons to indicate which pitch class the tone y...
by TS
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: A New Approach
Replies: 35
Views: 8772

In music, there is a theoretically infinite number of "letter" combinations attached to an infinite number of emotional "concepts". Furthermore, once someone knows how to listen to music, they can extract meaning from any musical phrase. There isn't a learning of words as there is in English. Words...
by TS
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: A New Approach
Replies: 35
Views: 8772

Re: On Memory

You say that you want a sound in game that isn't random, something that sounds familiar and has meaning like birthdaycake. Certainly, there are plenty of melodies and sounds that have meaning in all of our lives, but we are trying to find a concept of pitch . Even a well-known melody won't do the t...
by TS
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: A New Approach
Replies: 35
Views: 8772

About the memory thing, I guess it's been mentioned many times here in the forum and in Chris' notes, but perceiving meaning in the thing you're trying to remember will help in remembering it. Here's a demonstration that I usually have in mind when thinking about this issue, I'm not sure where this ...
by TS
Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: A New Approach
Replies: 35
Views: 8772

Re: Naming Pitches

One of the problems a relative listener faces in the development of perfect pitch is their perspective of the staircase. A purely relative listener views the staircase from the side. All they can see is the ascension of the stairs, not the repetition of colors. To them, the staircase is a vertical ...
by TS
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: A New Approach
Replies: 35
Views: 8772

Re: Redundancies

You should go take a look at Mr. Aruffo's research. He covers the topics of naming and categorization pretty early on in his entries. People with natural absolute pitch say they have always had the ability as far back as they can remember and that music just gave them the names for what they alread...