Weaponization of Sound – Mark Devlin

RE: mark devlin “weaponization of sound”, describing military weapons (lrad, v2k voice-to-skull, etc), cultural manipulation, and involvement of military-intelligence in major bands. ~15:00: “Music has been getting dumber.” — Mark Devlin, Million Song Dataset An mp3 encoding, electronically inverted and then added to its original source file results in a readily perceptible and discernible-quality version … Read more

Alison Krauss is THE gold standard in pitch control! Here’s the PROOF!

42 Grammy nominations do not lie.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJENcs288xY   CGPT Pitch control refers to the process of altering or regulating the pitch (the perceived frequency of sound) of an audio signal. This concept is widely applied in various contexts, including music production, performance, and playback of recorded audio. The ability to control pitch is crucial … Read more

A440 vs A432 – MUSICAL CULT CONTROL

It’s funny to see all these people finally catching-on.  Dr. Leonard Horowitz published his “MUSICAL CULT CONTROL” paper, what, almost 20 years ago.  And he was not the first to sound warning.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt3EAPDn-Ug “Before 1900 there was no coordinated effort to standardize the pitch.” stated at ~45 seconds in — a little vague.  Chinese manuscripts note … Read more

EXCELLENT — The Mathematical Problem with Music, and How to Solve It — “Performance is an art of compromise” – Temperament, timbre, intonation, tuning, voice, tone

Equal Temperament purpose — Divide octave into 12 equal intervals (ratios) to facilitate octave transposition on keyed / digital / discrete instruments.   VIDEO DESCRIPTION / NOTES   There is a serious mathematical problem with the tuning of musical instruments. A problem that even Galileo, Newton, and Euler tried to solve. This video is about … Read more

Snare Drum Hoops Comparison – Drummer’s Review — triple flange, s-hoop, die-cast, in wood, steel, brass

Very useful, and toneful! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtiVNCIRE4o   ===   Drum hoops are the metal rims that hold the drumhead in place on a drum shell. There are several types of drum hoops, including triple-flange hoops, die-cast hoops, and S-hoops, each with its own characteristics and advantages. Here’s an overview of each: 1. **Triple-Flange Hoops**: Triple-flange hoops … Read more

Musical Mathematical Ratios and the Engineering of Consciousness – Alexandre Tannous – Free Your Mind Conference 3 (2015-04)

Half-step has 100 cents. Western octave is 12 half-steps (tones, notes: C, C#, D, etc. Black and white keys on keyboard) Indian octave has 22 tones Persian and Arabic octave has 24 tones Turkish octave has 53 steps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-rIRML75_I&list=PLfi4BBtYUMKz36guaSbV8F0I8gosT7eIw Alexandre Tannous is a musician, educator, and sound therapist known for his work exploring the intersections … Read more

Fractal geometry of music

Abstract   Music critics have compared Bach’s music to the precision of mathematics. What “mathematics” and what “precision” are the questions for a curious scientist. The purpose of this short note is to suggest that the mathematics is, at least in part, Mandelbrot’s fractal geometry and the precision is the deviation from a log-log linear … Read more

Eric P. Dollard, On Music & Harmonics. Spokane, WA 2015

Conversation with Telsa-scientist Eric P. Dollard. Interviewed by Charles Roland Berry & Yogi Robert Emin. This is a true story of suppressed technology. Some powerful people don’t want the rest of us to have access to new technology– unless of course those people can make billions of dollars from the rest of us. Professor Dollard … Read more

Musical intervals and relative pitch: Frequency resolution, not interval resolution, is special

Abstract Pitch intervals are central to most musical systems, which utilize pitch at the expense of other acoustic dimensions. It seemed plausible that pitch might uniquely permit precise perception of the interval separating two sounds, as this could help explain its importance in music. To explore this notion, a simple discrimination task was used to … Read more

How Eighteenth Century Piano Tuners Heard Major 3rds — 18th Century Aesthetics

Eben Goresko presents a Temperament Recital at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2000 where he demonstrates the usefulness and artfulness of tuning modern pianos in historic intonations to augment performances of Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Schubert, Bach, Mozart and other so called “equal temperament” composers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uCu5pTBzbU In the 18th century, piano tuners, like musicians of … Read more

Affective constraints on acquisition of musical concepts: Children’s and adults’ development of the major-minor distinction

Abstract Across cultures and age groups music has a powerful impact on human affective states. We examined the effect of these affective responses on children’s and adults’ ability to label musical excerpts as major or minor. Content Affective constraints on acquisition of musical concepts: Children’s and adults’ development of the major-minor distinction Clarissa A. Thompson … Read more

Music and felt emotions: How systematic pitch level variations affect the experience of pleasantness and arousal

Abstract   “There was also a significant, yet smaller, negative relationship between pitch level and arousal, moderated by gender: Compared to higher pitch, lower pitch was associated with higher arousal in men only.”   Content   Music and felt emotions: How systematic pitch level variations affect the experience of pleasantness and arousal Lucas Jaquet Brigitta … Read more

Pitch Memory in Nonmusicians and Musicians: Revealing Functional Differences Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

The study you’re referring to, titled “Pitch Memory in Nonmusicians and Musicians: Revealing Functional Differences Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation,” investigates the neural mechanisms underlying pitch memory in musicians and nonmusicians using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Transcranial direct current stimulation is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique that involves applying a low electrical current to … Read more

Functional anatomy of musical processing in listeners with absolute pitch and relative pitch

The functional anatomy of musical processing in listeners with absolute pitch (AP) and relative pitch (RP) has been a topic of interest in neuroscience research. Absolute pitch refers to the ability to identify or produce musical pitches without the need for a reference tone, while relative pitch refers to the ability to perceive and understand … Read more

Pitch perception beyond the traditional existence region of pitch

“…the perception of musical pitch at high frequencies is not constrained by temporal phase locking in the auditory nerve but may instead stem from higher-level constraints shaped by prior exposure to harmonic sounds.” Humans’ ability to recognize musical melodies is generally limited to pure-tone frequencies below 4 or 5 kHz. This limit coincides with the … Read more