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Re: [ARSCLIST] Two other N.Y. Times article- now on "piano encoding"

From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad

Hello again,

Don Cox commented on my view:

> > However, it is the timing of a note and not its strength that
> > determines what is perceived 
> No, it is both, so far as I can tell from discussions by pianists about
> the voicing of chords. They aim to vary the timing and velocity
> independently.

----- no doubt, and I think that their ability to do so is great, only I do 
not think that the effect in a chord will work according to  their 

----- a lot of conceptions of how we make and hear music are based on hearsay 
(ha, ha!); one book that I can recommend is:

James Beament: "How we hear music. The relationship between music and the 
hearing mechanism", The Boydell Press, Woodbridge 2001. 
ISBN 0 85115 940 0 paperback (it was reprinted thus in 2003)

----- this book uses the fundamental principles of our hearing mechanism to 
analyse various types of sound - fascinating!

Kind regards,


> > 
> > ----- [from my previous mail] I will not say that the pianist does not
> > think that he regulates the dynamics for each individual note - he may
> > or he may not - but then the pianist also thinks that the feeling with
> > which the key is held down _after_ the sounding will influence the
> > sound. It will influence the pianist only (and perhaps an audience
> > with eyes open to watch the antics).
> > 

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