[Sugar-devel] Outreachy - Going Beyond Equal Temperament in Music Blocks
devin at ulibarri.website
Wed Mar 22 10:17:43 EDT 2017
On Wed, 2017-03-22 at 13:25 +0530, Sachithra Dangalla wrote:
> Mode is a new term to me and I'm still reading about it ( and ).
> I'm finding it hard to understand the relationship between temperament
> and mode or their implementations, any advice on it would be great. Is
> mode already presented in music blocks?
There is a "mode" widget.
As for temperament and mode, these are the important principles...
* You have collection of pitches that most often repeats at the octave.
[N.B. this number of pitches can be any number, but some collections are
more common than others.]
* A mode is the name/quality that collection of pitches has/imbues when
starting (or "centering around") from a particular pitch in that
Start from C or D or E or F etc. changes the sound of the music.
* Temperament is the precise tuning of those notes, and thus the
relationship of the tuning of those notes with each other.
For example, if the tuning in Hz of E is changed, the relationship
between C and E changes too... thus affecting the sound.
So, with different temperaments, the same modes can sound very
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