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ma non troppo

musings... miscellany... minutiae

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I will never be vegetarian.  I love meat too damn much.

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I will never be vegetarian.  I love meat too damn much.

O’ Venezia Venaga Venusia

by Nino Rota

Happy Holidays from yours truly…

Daniel
One of my most favorite fictional characters played by one of my most favorite artists.

Daniel

One of my most favorite fictional characters played by one of my most favorite artists.

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musichistory:

“Symphony No. 6 in B minor, ‘Pathétique,’ Op. 74, I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky [1893] (performers unknown for this recording…)

Random Music History Song of the Day

Tchaikovski composed his sixth symphony from as early as 1890 to 1893. Tchaikovski premiered the work in St. Petersburg on October 28, 1894. He titled the symphony “Патетическая” (transliterated as “Patetičeskaja”), the closest translation being “passionate.” Some confusion arises from the convention of using the French translation “Pathétique,” which common English speakers often falsely correlate to our word “pathetic.” The dramatic, dynamic first movement is posted here.

Nine days after the premiere, on November 6, the great Russian composer died of cholera (or as some legitimate historians have suggested, suicide). The strong emotions implied by his sixth symphony made a fitting goodbye.

"Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love; it is the faithless who know love’s tragedies."
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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I’m on a boat staying afloat. Sailing… sailing…

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I’m on a boat staying afloat. Sailing… sailing…

A Biological Rationale for Musical Scales

'Scales are collections of tones that divide octaves into specific intervals used to create music. Since humans can distinguish about 240 different pitches over an octave in the mid-range of hearing [1], in principle a very large number of tone combinations could have been used for this purpose. Nonetheless, compositions in Western classical, folk and popular music as well as in many other musical traditions are based on a relatively small number of scales that typically comprise only five to seven tones [2][6]. Why humans employ only a few of the enormous number of possible tone combinations to create music is not known. Here we show that the component intervals of the most widely used scales throughout history and across cultures are those with the greatest overall spectral similarity to a harmonic series. These findings suggest that humans prefer tone combinations that reflect the spectral characteristics of conspecific vocalizations. The analysis also highlights the spectral similarity among the scales used by different cultures.’

I prefer the pentatonic scales perhaps because of its potential for melismatic delivery.

takeoverkids:

I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

Although, I would love to believe that it does… it’s as fleeting as the next fashion trend.

Friendships… however, can last a lifetime.

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I hate being anxious… especially, if there’s a hangover the morning after.

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I hate being anxious… especially, if there’s a hangover the morning after.

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I LOVE SCRABBLE!!!

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I LOVE SCRABBLE!!!