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Re: Music is the most fun when stored via...

by benn (Priest)
on May 24, 2003 at 13:16 UTC ( #260570=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Music is the most fun when stored via...

I went for neurons too, as (a) when it's all there, it's the most 'perfect' version - no scratches, jumps, compression, frequency-loss etc, but more importantly (and contradictory in a perverse way), (b) because it's the only storage medium that allows music to *change* and grow.

It's a bit like the question "the best foo algorithm is..." - I'd want an option of "the next one I write", and would hope that it'd be the most popular choice - once something is stored in your head (rather than in a book or a library routine), you get the chance to play around with it and evolve it.

The most fun music can be, IMHO, is when it involves multi-organism neural synchronisation. When you're improvising with somebody 'on your wavelength', it can be better than *anything* (and believe me, I've tried many of the things with a similarily-embued reputation {g}). Some of the best musical experiences I've had have been jams with somebody I've never met before, but who happened to be in the same musical head-space at the same time - so good, it can make you cry.

On a completely different note (ouch - sorry), it's always amazed me *how much* music can be stored in the neurons. I tried to work out once how many pieces of music I *knew* (to the point of being able to reproduce the 'melody' and be aware of the harmonic context). Virtually impossible, but I reckoned something between 5K and 10K (after 35 years of life), representing however-many millions of notes.

*Every* adult, musician or not, must be carrying at least 1,000 or so tunes around in their heads - pop songs, adverts, nursery rhymes, 'elevator music' etc. I've always wished I could find some way of tying in my 'musical memory' with the rest of my brain - a little like the mnemonic stuff used by the memory experts. Creating a good tune out of a card-deck arrangement would be a good trick, methinks. Maybe I'll try to work out an orchestral arrangement of PI...:)

Ta-ta-ta-Taaahhh
Ben.


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