Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Now Hear This

Okay, it's another blog. It's a magical blog, a blog filled with whipped cream and topped with chocolate sprinkles.

It's an audio blog.

Here is the prime directive of A Blog Of Notes.

Contributors to this blog will periodically upload sound samples that consist of a note or handful of notes. Yep, that's the plan.

In each post, they'll provide the details of what produced the sound, and the notes employed by the sound. My intention is to indicate where the sound resides on the scale of traditional Western music -- we'll see how that goes, I guess. I'm probably going to need to learn more about music and frequency theory as this project goes on.

In some cases where we'll be including notes of musical instruments, the tone will be easy to convey (an F# on a guitar, for example).

However, one little twist where I think this blog can get interesting will be recording sounds in the environment around us that have tonal properties that convey a particular note or notes.

For example, what is that one note I'm hearing when I tap out a phone number on the buttons of my cellphone? What notes are used in the "DING-DONG" of my commuter train when the doors are closing? What note is being used by that person's car horn that's telling me to get the hell out of the way?

We hope to find out. And we hope you'll join us.

1 comment:

Manx said...

Go get 'em, boys!


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