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by RockofStrength
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Completely unrelated discussion
Topic: Chris what are you up to?
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Chris what are you up to?

No update for years! What have you been working on?
by RockofStrength
Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: Surfaces and Essences
Replies: 0
Views: 1030

Surfaces and Essences

This new book by Hofstadter (of Godel Escher Bach fame) argues that all categorization is essentially analogy. What analogies can we use for pitch chroma awareness? Generally it would be smells, colors, textures. Specifically it would be the same pitch function in different keys for relative pitch. ...
by RockofStrength
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Acting and teaching
Topic: Articulatory settings for certain accents
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Articulatory settings for certain accents

Chris- In response to your Tedtalk video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDxFrwkiHIw Indian accent - tongue on roof of mouth This one is so simple and it works like a charm. What are some other quick tricks for mimicking accents? I'm a fan of your 'generative' approach to accents, in that the details...
by RockofStrength
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Updates and fixes
Topic: ETC v7 is now available.. at long last
Replies: 19
Views: 4283

Allowing the pitches to be out of tune gives the new sensation of being out of a musical context, and into a rawer more physical sound dimension- a very different from previous games.
by RockofStrength
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Completely unrelated discussion
Topic: Men and Women Really Do See Things Differently
Replies: 0
Views: 1277

Men and Women Really Do See Things Differently

Men and Women Really Do See Things Differently "Across most of the visible spectrum males require a slightly longer wavelength than do females in order to experience the same hue... Where the men shone was in detecting quick-changing details from afar, particularly by better tracking the thinn...
by RockofStrength
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: A colorblind guy who trained himself to hear colors
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

A colorblind guy who trained himself to hear colors

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16681630

He basically has a gadget that turns each color into a certain pitch, and wears it 24 hours a day.
by RockofStrength
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Some observations about APA
Replies: 11
Views: 5300

I have noticed as well that ringtones become extremely recognizable in an absolute sense. It's probably because that automatic recognition is deemed necessary by the subconscious mind.
by RockofStrength
Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: The power of Repetitiveness
Replies: 153
Views: 42663

by RockofStrength
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Your thoughts about music
Topic: The Metaphor of "High" and "Low" in Pitc
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

As a child is learning to label the colors, he realizes that the pitches can be categorized in the same manner. The innate categorization of color provides a template for the categorization of pitch. This whole process can be unconscious. Access to an instrument probably helps because that would pro...
by RockofStrength
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Your observations
Topic: Idea
Replies: 5
Views: 2539

by RockofStrength
Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: some wild and crazy ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 13588

I found the type of app I wanted. http://www.tokenarcade.com/play-666-Memflex.html The best I've done so far is level 8.
by RockofStrength
Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: some wild and crazy ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 13588

There was a study done awhile back in which certain test subjects were asked to memorize strings of random numbers. At first they couldn't manage at all, but after awhile their minds began to automatically devise a whole host of mnemonic devises in order to remember the sequences -- to make order o...
by RockofStrength
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Absolute Pitch Avenue
Topic: Random Timbres/Random Instruments
Replies: 9
Views: 4056

If you have a good cell phone you can probably download a tuner on it, so it wouldn't be anything extra to carry around.
by RockofStrength
Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Completely unrelated discussion
Topic: Color opposites have opposite associations
Replies: 1
Views: 1463

Color opposites have opposite associations

Opposite colors seem to have opposite associations.

Orange happy, blue sad

Red vibrant, green mellow

Yellow bright, purple dark

However, white and black both have a feeling of 'emptiness'.

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