musicalexemes (was Re: Interesting Words)
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 7, 2001, 5:05|
In a message dated 05.11.2001 06:45:13 AM, William Annis
>This creation of "weird" lexemes is part of the reason I
That is a big attraction for me, too. The challenge of "re-defining" all
that I know or think I know ; )
> <SNiP> My own obsessions come into play for this, of course, so there Ikeep working on fairly precise terminology for:
> * electronic music (a lot of timbre terms)
> * microtonal music (many ratios get their own name)
Yepyep, those are 2 of my creative "obsessions" as well... I have an
Ensoniq ASR-X Pro tuned to an unequal, non-Just Intonated, non-octave scale
system based on a Tibetan scale and an Indonesian "Pelog" scale.
>MÚEN v.st. "swooshy," "slow-pad sounding" describes sounds with slow
> attack and decay and a rich, often rolling timbre; originally referred
> to sounds like wind through trees
> The default meaning of any interval or gamut name refers to
>just intervals, so _paipathe_ refers to the major second 9:8. A
>tempered interval is usually indicated with the word _corsauth_
>colored which doesn't specify what sort of tempering is going on. Take
>care to distinguish this from a _hemsauth_ changed interval, which
>refers to normal note changes to add variation to a theme, including
>raising and lowering intervals, for example, raising a minor to a
> I make and listen to a lot of electronic music, so things
>like, achurnaure n. "near timbre," which refers to ambient,
>non-musical sounds embedded within a musical texture, is very useful
Neat-O... my ConArtLang Lego is also moving along these vectors...
William, can you share with me your musical term word-list? In return, any
developments I come up with I will share with you. Anyone else wanna ...
<reply offlist, please>
Some months ago, Luca suggested to me that certain musical terms (mostly
Italianate) can be used as adverbs.
And then of course I gotta incorporate all these Japanese onomatopoeia
lexemes I have collected into Lego...
Lego is gonna be quite odd. ::goes back to tweaking Lego::
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