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Re: "What Might Future Digital Notation Look Like?"

On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 10:20 AM, Raul Bonell <raul.bonell@gmail.com> wrote:

> i don't think there's so much people with mental capabilities
> of listening/assimilating some harmony tricks unless they have
> studied these progressions before, or layering is not too dense.

I'd like to agree with Raul on that. Everyone does indeed "hear" music
inside when thinking music, but in order to use your audio imagination
to "hear" a score from looking at it one a paper you need to possess
the intellectual tools to connect the icons on the paper to the sounds
within your audio imagination.

Absolutely... But I was'nt suggesting that what these kids were hearing in their heads was "CORRECT" as in , "What the composer intended it sound like".  Even though classical music is often scored and is composed "on paper",  just like Electronica or Metal or any other form of music, it is the "Sound" or "Timbre" that REALLY makes the music live, the "Sound" of the performance, as in a classical concert OR the EQ /effects, and real tube amp distortion, in the other genres I mention.

I remind you of my analogy to what we see when we read a book... Think about it, when you see "the film of the book" that you have previously read, how many of us have been disappointed as to in "not being how we imagined". No.. Im not saying these kids hear it "like Mozart intended", however they ARE hearing something.. maybe just the melody, or the melody with "some kinda harmonic backing".

I dont know the answer to this though... I am asking a genuine question... maybe i will ask these kids one day. Personally I can only "read" music as in EGBDF or FACE.. and dont know what melody it will be untill I press those keys on my piano. (And, due to the "unconventional" tuning on my piano, I can't be sure then... )