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63300.  Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:00 pm Reply with quote


63517.  Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:01 am Reply with quote

Oh, lovely! Links to Flash at post 63492

Frederick The Monk
64279.  Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:41 am Reply with quote

and links to decibels of course.

64286.  Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:11 pm Reply with quote

You'll need some speakers and a modern computer to hear these (it's in MIDI format), but here's a minor third, and here's an augmented fourth (also known as a diminished fifth).

Sirens actually make both noises. European sirens are an augmented fourth (the second one), but British sirens (the ones that go nee-nah, like a spiteful child) are a minor third.

Kodaly composed quite a lot of music around the minor third because he realised that children automatically use this interval the world over, irrespective of culture or race. Pinker picks up on this too in The Language Instinct.


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