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Neat video. I do not proclaim to be a classical buff in any sense, but the complete variations by gould is the only album/recording that has remained on my ipod for the past two years or so. For anyone who has never listened at length to a classical piano piece, i would highly recommend it as a starting point. It's really quite the work of art. There are two (or more?) gould recordings available and one is better quality than the other so find the right one.

such ecstasy.

I think people tend to prefer the recording used in this video. Listen for Gould singing in the background.

I do like the way the video shows the sympathetic vibrations of pitches not being played. Pretty cool.

Ah, inwit, I see you're behind this. Thanks!

I'm not sure how this ended up here, in the main blog, instead of the forum, where I thought I had posted it. Multiple posts, too. It's shameless self-promotion gone agley and run amuck.

Yes, the second harmonic of a particular note played is often discernible an octave above the fundamental; and sometimes the third and fourth harmonics as well at an octave and a fifth and two octaves above the fundamental, respectively. All of which gets in the way of figuring out which note in the histogram was actually played and which was just a harmonic of some other played note. But without them there'd be no Pythagorean harmonious blacksmith.

Nice avatar - Schubert. Don't get me started on tuning systems! ;~)

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Orientwit, Egyptolgyst:

Just (ha!) "get me started on tuning systems! ;~)"

Ah, the Divine... Sisterhood? The D. Sister... what, where, under the, from the,... hood?

Of "Pythagoras". David Foster Wallace was (negative) one of us. You too?

Yoo hoo...

The Ding-dong-an-sich quint(ic)essence of squeeze tuning is, icosohedroning on anon about Bring radicals,etc, etc, and angel choirs , in my world [the Plat(e tect)onic], the 20th root of the sesquialter is the logical super-partner to the ol' 12th root of the diapason (but with eleven white keys, and none black). There is in it some Overtones the Overman, a Nietzschean Persian-ality methinks, etwas...

"Zarathustran".

Let this be my claim to fame.

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