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### ComputerPeople = MusicPeople ?

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Hi All,

Hi Techies,

In my career as a Computer Systems Engineer over the last decade I have noticed a large number of Musicians working with computers. I have always thought this was because of the way that both computer systems and music require structure, order and creativity.

Has anyone else noticed this, or have any thoughts on the matter?

Regards..
Marty Lindsay
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### Thoughts...

by In reply to ComputerPeople = MusicPe ...

Music always struck me as an instrumental rendition of base 8 Math. FWIW.

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### Base 13

by In reply to Thoughts...

There are 12 chromatic steps per octave: A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, and G#.

But I have also noticed that musicians seem to have a better grasp of computers than most people.

FWIW

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### My handle on another board is "Locrian Lyric", btw.

by In reply to Base 13

and it's more than base 13.

It's base 8 for a standard scale, 13 for the chromatic and 6(?) for the whole note scale.

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### Actually, I was wrong

by In reply to My handle on another boar ...

It's base 7 for the standard scale and base 12 for the chromatic scale. But I was wrong because Boxfiddler was wrong. See this post: http://tinyurl.com/ywnquq

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Never take the blame when you can blame somebody else!
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### Boxfiddler sorry.

by In reply to Actually, I was wrong

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### base 8/base 13...

by In reply to Base 13

Chromatic steps are actually half-notes. As I was thinking in terms of the 8 - note octave, I would have done better to say base 4 Math! Or base 7. lol

But why base 13 - base 2 is just that, 2 digits, base 10 = 10 digits, where's that 13th digit/step come in?

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### You went base 8

by In reply to base 8/base 13...

with seven digits. :0

I added 5 and got 13. :)

So I was wrong because you were wrong. Nyah! :^0

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### lol... :) nt

by In reply to You went base 8

nt

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### Breaking News! >>NickNielsen is TONE-DEAF!!!...

by In reply to Base 13

"There are 12 chromatic steps per octave: A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, and G#."

WRONG.

There are 12 chromatic KEYS (that also happen to form the octave!) THEY however are:

A, Bb, B, C, C#, D, Eb, F, F#, G, and Ab.

There is no known occurrence of keys called A#, D#, or G#.

Old Mycroft - Grade VI piano.

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### Play the scales

by In reply to Breaking News! >>NickNiel ...

for F# major or C# major.

Granted, C# major is more often seen as Db major and F# major is more often seen as Gb major and nobody in their right mind except Charles Ives ever wrote in either. And there is some debate about Charles Ives' state of mind.

NickNielsen - Grade V piano, All-State trumpet

And I'm not tone-deaf. Listen: A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-a! [Almost] Perfect 220!

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