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#3
This is not nice on the ears. At all. There's a reason most instruments don't have quarter tones.
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#6
I read the comments, and I must agree, my brain is full of **** now.

Pretty interesting though.
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#9
That was pretty damn cool. It reminded me of someone screwing around with a tape recording of a normal piano piece.
#11
You know what it sounds like? An out of tune piano.


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#14
It's a good idea, but I've never heard it used tastefully. All the quarter tone pieces I've heard just seem to be shouting "LOOK AT ALL THE FUCKING NOTES I HAVE" and just end up having the same quirky out-of-tune sound as every other one.

I'm sure eventually someone's going to use it well and it'll sound like they've unlocked a whole new musical dimension, but I've not heard it done yet. Still cool though.

Also, nyaaah that isn't a song.
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#15
I wonder if people used quarter tone in popular music since the 1500s if are ears would have developed to be used to it.
#16
Tuning in quartertones is seriously the most boring form of microtonal tuning. It doesn't even attempt to move away from 12-tone equal temperament; instead, it just chops it in half and makes it 24-tone equal temperament.

I strongly prefer Harry Partch's music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMqXP56bMhY&feature=related
#17
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I wonder if people used quarter tone in popular music since the 1500s if are ears would have developed to be used to it.


I don't think so. Some things sound good, some things don't. Its just how our ears work. If quarter tones sounded good 500 years ago, those composers would have used them.
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#18
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This is not nice on the ears. At all.


To you. Some Eastern civilizations utilize quarter tones in their music quite often. Sparingly, but still quite frequently.
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#19
Quote by TomusAM
I wonder if people used quarter tone in popular music since the 1500s if are ears would have developed to be used to it.

I don't know, I think it's possible this sort of music sounds inherently odd to us. If you listen to certain Arabic or Indian music that has always used microtones, we don't shit our pants; it's just that this sort of music is trying to do the same thing with microtones as we've always done with the Western musical system.
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#20
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Yeah, your point?


lol

Edit: What would notation for quarter tones look like? Western music is based using half tones right?

PS: Is it half tones or semi tones?
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#21
^It uses half-sharps and half-flats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarter_tone_scale

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I don't know, I think it's possible this sort of music sounds inherently odd to us. If you listen to certain Arabic or Indian music that has always used microtones, we don't shit our pants; it's just that this sort of music is trying to do the same thing with microtones as we've always done with the Western musical system.

The Arabic and Indian systems are just intonation systems, though, so they don't clash with the natural harmonics produced by the instruments. You could make the partials based around 24-tone equal temperament in a computer, though, and it most likely would make the piece more palatable/listenable.

EDIT: Actually, the Arabic tuning system is 24-tet. At least the modern one is. My mistake.
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#22
That Harry Partch guy sounded almost just as bad.
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#23
I think a fair amount of this microtonal stuff is just for people who like being open minded for the sake of being open minded...
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#24
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lol

Edit: What would notation for quarter tones look like? Western music is based using half tones right?

PS: Is it half tones or semi tones?



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#26
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That Harry Partch guy sounded almost just as bad.

As I posted it, I had a very strong feeling that someone would say this.
#27
Quote by whalepudding
I don't know, I think it's possible this sort of music sounds inherently odd to us. If you listen to certain Arabic or Indian music that has always used microtones, we don't shit our pants; it's just that this sort of music is trying to do the same thing with microtones as we've always done with the Western musical system.


So, based on what you and Itchy guitar said, it makes me think: We would have to reinvent a notation and scale system, basically make a new form of theory, to make use of these tones. I mean, we don't use all the notes of the chromatic scale, so why use all the quarter tones of the key you're playing in? Maybe a QQHQQHW scale, just to throw out a random example. There has got to be a way to use these and make them sound musical. Hell, I have seen people use dial-up sounds to make music, so I am pretty sure anything can be used in a musical situation

EDIT!!: Just checked out Jarusafes' post. Pretty interesting stuff
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#28
Quote by Holy Katana
As I posted it, I had a very strong feeling that someone would say this.


I actually really enjoyed it. I'm listening to more of his work as we speak.
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#29
Quote by TomusAM
So, based on what you and Itchy guitar said, it makes me think: We would have to reinvent a notation and scale system, basically make a new form of theory, to make use of these tones. I mean, we don't use all the notes of the chromatic scale, so why use all the quarter tones of the key you're playing in? Maybe a QQHQQHW scale, just to throw out a random example. There has got to be a way to use these and make them sound musical. Hell, I have seen people use dial-up sounds to make music, so I am pretty sure anything can be used in a musical situation

EDIT!!: Just checked out Jarusafes' post. Pretty interesting stuff

That's how the Arabs use quartertones. They have hundreds of different modes, or maqams (more correctly, maqamat, but whatever).

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I actually really enjoyed it. I'm listening to more of his work as we speak.

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#30
i think rock music needs to induct this somehow in order to make it pleasing to the ear, youll see someone will make it soon
#31
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i think rock music needs to induct this somehow in order to make it pleasing to the ear, youll see someone will make it soon

Various avant-garde rock bands have experimented with microtonalism; it's not like microtones are anything new. Although there are countless possibilities for microtonal tuning systems. I have a program called Scala that has several thousand microtonal and macrotonal tunings. You can send tuning data to a compatible synth or keyboard with it, too.
#32
Quote by whalepudding
It's a good idea, but I've never heard it used tastefully. All the quarter tone pieces I've heard just seem to be shouting "LOOK AT ALL THE FUCKING NOTES I HAVE" and just end up having the same quirky out-of-tune sound as every other one.
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He's got my vote for the best gay composer ever, as well as the best microtonal one.

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#37
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Oh, I guess that makes sense then, haha.
#38
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This is not nice on the ears. At all. There's a reason most instruments don't have quarter tones.

I agree with this.
#39
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Can't say it sounds beautiful.
It does for a few moments, here and there. But mostly it's sort of annoying.
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It does for a few moments, here and there. But mostly it's sort of annoying.


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