Friday, September 21, 2012

You know what's kind of annoying?

Tonight I was watching a TV show, and in the show a guy strikes a tuning fork, and immediately says "E minor". WTF? First of all, most of the tuning forks are tuned to 440 hz A. I haven't heard of a tuning fork tuned to E yet, although physically that would be doable. What bothered me most was the "minor" part. A tuning fork gives you only one note, be it A or E or whatnot, whereas a minor is an interval and would require at least two notes to sound at the same time, in this case the root (E) and the minor third (G), and I don't think there is a tuning fork that can do that... Get your shit together folks!

I guess this would be how doctors feel like when watching ER or House M.D...

In other news: Whisky, still good.

7 comments:

  1. Luis (Pickboy From Barcelona)September 21, 2012 at 3:48 AM

    Or to software developers:
    - We have to catch the IP. With a Visual Basic interface !
    (C.S.I. New York (If I'm not wrong))

    You know, at least the 78% of viewers believed that and the 2% is training with a spoon.

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  2. Doctors, or musicans, or not - should better watch "Nip/Tuck" =)

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  3. Straightening:

    1. tuning-fork (diapason) means A1 and only A1 note (chamber music).
    2. A minor, E minor etc etc... are scales not intervals (e.g. you can talk about chords in the key of A minor).
    3. interval is a consonance of 2 sounds !only! (not more, because 3 or more would be a chord)

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    1. Glad we sorted that out, although I'm pretty sure I got my point across the first time :)

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    2. Deniz, go to primary school, they'll teach you how to read with understanding and then go to hell.

      And yes, your brain is too small to understand how great my musical knowledge is.

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  4. The part I liked more is whiskey :)

    Relax!

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