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Re: On "learned" A/P, lattice / grid

Dear Eliot and others,

Chroma differentiation could make music more interesting to listeners without necessarily influencing the structure of music. As culture becomes increasingly complex, it's hard to assume that any such map exists that isn't ultimately random.

Diana's work (see her last post) shows that the maps are not random. Also the lowest tones of the basic scales in European, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Javanese traditions are not random. They are all in the C4-D4 region. Then, for the past 70 years, exposure to the ubiquitous norm tone music (A4 = 440 Hz) has left little room for random chroma mapping.


Martin Braun
Neuroscience of Music
S-671 95 Klässbol
web site: http://w1.570.telia.com/~u57011259/index.htm

----- Original Message ----- From: "Eliot Handelman" <eliot@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, September 04, 2009 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: On "learned" A/P, lattice / grid

Martin Braun wrote:

The specific imprinting on a person's chroma map is likely to have effects during hearing, speaking, and making music.