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Monday, June 11

  1. page home edited ... Practice The 12 major scales The first one will be {Da Re Mi Vo Zu Loe Ti (Da)} ... Di (Ba…
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    Practice The 12 major scales
    The first one will be {Da Re Mi Vo Zu Loe Ti (Da)}
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    Di (Ba)}
    etc...
    Practise these up and down, singing clock position (eg "0 2 4 5 7 9 11 0, 0 11 9 7 5 4 2 0"), colour and phoneme pair
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    Triples: [Da Mi Zu] [Re Vo Loe] ... ( down: [Da Loe Vo] [Ti Zu Mi] ... )
    Start to perceive each note sung in relationship to the tonal centre.
    NOTE: On this last exercise, I have noticed something useful. if I simply hum through the pattern, (eg C E G, D F A, E G B, ...) I realise that my brain seems to be diatonic-scale-fluent. I can complete the exercise without even thinking about it. As a next step I sing the vowel sounds as I'm going (eg a i u, e o oe, i u I, ...). It's very hard to put these seven vowels in a mental circle and then work it out from that circle. so you know the pitch of the note you want, but you want to assign the correct vowel. I have quite quickyl acquired the knack of 'remembering' the keynote as I hum the target note, and feeling the flavour of the target note, it will be one of seven flavours, so this is the most direct way to get the vowel. then I go for the consonant. so it is a three step process. first I find the pitch I want. Then I figure out its vowel from its scale position. Then I figure out which consonant is required mainly by having a decent internal wheel of 12 in my head, together with the fact that I have already spent a couple of months learning all 12 scales, and visualising them light up the appropriate bulb on the wheel as I go through the scale.
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    The above four exercises have kept me busy for some six months on and off. I've been struggling through the triples for the last couple of weeks. Next I'm going to be going back to developing some pitch training games in Unity.
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Thursday, June 7

  1. page home edited ... (Note to self: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7532851/html-unity-plugin-not-working-in-wik…
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    (Note to self: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7532851/html-unity-plugin-not-working-in-wiki )
    To use this widget, hit the key and then hit which toneme you wish to be the new tonal centre. Alternatively hit the key twice to bring it back to chromatic mode. (Yes it is buggy, but it is enough to demonstrate the concept -- I will fix the bugs as I'm able)
    Exercises
    Exercise 1:
    Learn the 12 colours { red, orange, brown, yellow, olive, emerald, teal, cyan, cobalt, purple, grape, pink }
    Learn the associated 12 consonant phonemes
    Sing a chromatic scale up and down {e.g. da ba ra nga ma va sha za ha la ka ta (da) } starting on an appropriate toneme for your singing range
    Pay attention to how your singing range maps onto the wheel; e.g. for my lower register I can just about hit three E's (M on the wheel) -- i.e. get two octaves
    Exercise 2:
    Practice the generic major scale "a e i o u oe I (a)" up and down
    Exercise 3:
    Practice The 12 major scales
    The first one will be {Da Re Mi Vo Zu Loe Ti (Da)}
    The second one will be {Ba Nge Vi Sho Hu Koe Di (Ba)}
    etc...
    Practise these up and down, singing clock position (eg "0 2 4 5 7 9 11 0, 0 11 9 7 5 4 2 0"), colour and phoneme pair
    Visualise the wheel. Visualise the colours, clock positions. Visualise the notes that are being skipped over.
    Exercise 4:
    More advanced exercises in the major scales
    Pairs: going up: [Da Mi] [Re Vo] [Mi Zu] ... [TI Re] (Da), and down: [Da Re] [TI Da] ... [Ti Re] (Da)
    Triples: [Da Mi Zu] [Re Vo Loe] ... ( down: [Da Loe Vo] [Ti Zu Mi] ... )
    Start to perceive each note sung in relationship to the tonal centre.
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    The above four exercises have kept me busy for some six months on and off. I've been struggling through the triples for the last couple of weeks. Next I'm going to be going back to developing some pitch training games in Unity.

    Everything below here is old stuff that I will update as I am able.
    The purpose of my work
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    5:26 pm

Tuesday, June 5

  1. page home edited ... <-- more pages on navigation panel on the left! Click the pics! ... convention for nam…
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    <-- more pages on navigation panel on the left!
    Click the pics!
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    convention for naminguniquely identifying them. So
    {PiBoard.png}
    ' if you wish to play, you must first learn to sing ' . . . Chopin
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    Tonic
    a
    hatbar
    Re
    Supertonic
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    Dominant
    u
    luckboot
    La
    Submediant
    ...
    Above is the system in action: It is a 12 tone musical instruments. To play with it, you will need to download the unity player plug-in.
    (Note to self: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7532851/html-unity-plugin-not-working-in-wiki )
    everythingTo use this widget, hit the key and then hit which toneme you wish to be the new tonal centre. Alternatively hit the key twice to bring it back to chromatic mode. (Yes it is buggy, but it is enough to demonstrate the concept -- I will fix the bugs as I'm able)
    Everything
    below here
    The purpose of my work
    The goal is musical fluency.
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    5:53 pm

Thursday, May 24

  1. page home edited Toneme System by Pi sunfish7 | gmail | com NOTE: Please don't randomly request to join the wiki.…
    Toneme System by Pi
    sunfish7 | gmail | com
    NOTE: Please don't randomly request to join the wiki. Send me an e-mail and talk to me, say why you would like to join and what you'd like to contribute!
    ' musicality must be defined not by the musical pieces one can play,
    . . . . . but by the musical ideas one can imagine and express '
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    <-- more pages on navigation panel on the left!
    Click the pics!
    Modern music operates over a basis of 12 pitch classes. Currently there doesn't seem to be any convention for naming them. So let's give each one a name:
    {PiBoard.png}
    ' if you wish to play, you must first learn to sing ' . . . Chopin
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    Above is the system in action: It is a 12 tone musical instruments. To play with it, you will need to download the unity player plug-in.
    (Note to self: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7532851/html-unity-plugin-not-working-in-wiki )
    everything below here is old stuff that I will update as I am able.
    The purpose of my work
    The goal is musical fluency.
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    4:29 pm

Tuesday, May 15

  1. page home edited ... {PiBoard.png} ' if you wish to play, you must first learn to sing ' . . . Chopin Now all w…
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    {PiBoard.png}
    ' if you wish to play, you must first learn to sing ' . . . Chopin
    Now all well-known music operates over the seven note (diatonic) scale. So I assign a vowel phoneme to each of the seven scale positions thus:
    Sol-fa
    ScalePos
    Phoneme
    As in...
    Do
    Tonic
    a
    hat
    Re
    Supertonic
    ɛ
    bet
    Mi
    Mediant
    i
    seat
    Fa
    Subdominant
    ɔ
    cot
    So
    Dominant
    u
    luck
    La
    Submediant
    œ
    turn
    Ti
    Leading note
    I
    hit
    NOTE: if you play a diatonic scale starting on any piano note, there will be five 'gaps'. for example, if you start on C, these gaps will be the five black notes. so I also need a ' relative pitch ' representation for these five gaps; as some languages don't differentiate even up to 7 distinct vowel sounds, I'm using { ai, ɛi, ɔi, ui, œi }

    {AbsPlusRelFixed.png}
    Above is the system in action: It is a 12 tone musical instruments. To play with it, you will need to download the unity player plug-in.
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    to self:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7532851/html-unity-plugin-not-working-in-wiki
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7532851/html-unity-plugin-not-working-in-wiki )
    The purpose of my work
    The goal is musical fluency.
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    3:26 pm
  2. page home edited ... . . . . . but by the musical ideas one can imagine and express ' Evelyn Fletcher Copp Below…
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    . . . . . but by the musical ideas one can imagine and express '
    Evelyn Fletcher Copp
    Below is the system in action: It is a 12 tone musical instruments. To play with it, you will need to download the unity player plug-in.
    <-- more pages on navigation panel on the left!
    ...
    the pics!
    {PiBoard.png}
    ' if you wish to play, you must first learn to sing ' . . . Chopin
    {AbsPlusRelFixed.png}
    Above is the system in action: It is a 12 tone musical instruments. To play with it, you will need to download the unity player plug-in.
    (Note to self:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7532851/html-unity-plugin-not-working-in-wiki )
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    3:15 pm
  3. page home edited ... . . . . . but by the musical ideas one can imagine and express ' Evelyn Fletcher Copp Below…
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    . . . . . but by the musical ideas one can imagine and express '
    Evelyn Fletcher Copp
    Below is the system in action: It is a 12 tone musical instruments. To play with it, you will need to download the unity player plug-in.
    <-- more pages on navigation panel on the left!
    Click the pics!
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