[Sugar-devel] GSoC 2018 Introduction

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 19:38:07 EST 2018

On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 6:27 PM, TUSHAR AGGARWAL . <
f20150047 at hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I would like to take this opportunity of introducing myself to the
> OpenSIPS community. I am Tushar Aggarwal, a third year undergraduate from
> BITS Pilani Hyderabad, India.

I assume you sent a different message to OpenSIPS. This is Sugar Labs :)

> I am a prospective GSoC student and have identified the project "Going
> Beyond Equal Temperament in Music Blocks" as something that piques my
> interest and lies within my capabilities. I am self taught musician and
> know music theory as well. I believe equal temperament lies at the heart of
> modern western music theory. It is important for the users to "feel the
> difference" between various temperament. It is in this regard I would like
> to start contributing. From a coding perspective I looked at the code base
> and saw that we have defined notes which are equal. As a first step we
> would have to change that to achieve different temperament. Beyond that I
> have no clue on how this problem can be implemented. It would help if I
> could be assigned some introductory tasks. I have also gone through the
> material provided in the project description. Any additional resource will
> be appreciated as well(considering I am well versed with music theory).
> I have been heavily influenced by the book "Mathematics & Music" by James
> S. Walker. Its an abstract idea as of now but I was wondering if we could
> introduce music theory concepts using maths. For example we can introduce
> notes as being part of a geometric progression and how selecting certain
> notes (which are in ratio like C:E is 5:4). Let me know if this is
> something which excites the community and if someone can help me write a
> new proposal(if new proposals are accepted in the first place).

Maybe a place to jump into one of the many open issues in Music Blocks to
get more familiar with the code?

> I look forward to interacting with all the developers and contributing to
> the organization to the best of my abilities.
> Regards,
> Tushar Aggarwal
> (tushar1997 on IRC)
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Walter Bender
Sugar Labs
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