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I've been getting such decent resolution in the low register that
I revisited this recording of whale song. Big singer, low
No particular observations, other than the images look pleasingly
whale-like. An onomatopoeia is a word that sounds like what it
is. What do you call a sound that looks like what it is?
(fully annotated picture past the click)
This is a pretty interesting sonic texture, from an orchestral string
section. Are those the individual instruments going in and out of
It's from the first notes of Beethoven's 5th:
Needed help finding the downbeat. I put a ruler on the first
verse, where I could line up with the bass:
..then moved it to the previous position. So the rhythm is 4
measures of |++++++X+| and 4 of |++++++XX|.
This has been bugging me & my guitar buddy; we haven't been
satisfied with the chords we're playing here.
Looks like C^ | .
D^ . E^ | E^ . E . ||
I've been saving spectrograms as png files. They're 60 pixels per
second horizontally and 5 bands per half-step vertically.
Each pixel is a 24-bit number. This covers 10*log10(2^24)
dB=72.24dB, which is pretty good. I guess I could use the alpha
bit to kick it up to a 32 bit number (96dB) but I like the fact that
it's human readable:
My friend Sandy used nedwaves graphics
for the opening and closing
credits on his documentary for Brookline Access Television, Never
The film follows a group of jazz
musicians at the John Payne Music
School, many of whom started (or re-started) playing music as adults.
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