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Data Base of Musical Themes
By Beatrice Robertson

Dear Pete,  Thank you for your response -- you have hit on a good reason
for a programmer to try this project on.  You are certainly right about
the historical background of popular music.  There are so many "new"
pieces, especially songs, that take their themes from classical music.

Probably the most common tune that immediately comes to mind is
"Twinkle, twinkle little star!" from Mozart.  (Please don't ask the
obvious question, "What Mozart composition?"  My brain is not yet that
functional this morning!)

And Larry, there's another project for you.  You would sure be a hit in
MBSI if you made an adjustable microswitch mechanism that could be made
to fit many music box comb layouts!  That would be a standing-room-only
workshop for a convention!

One of the things that hasn't been commented upon is the availability
of programs that can record played and recorded music.  I have seen
(I think) other programs that can do this.  Robbie, are you familiar
with any of them!

 [ Yep!  Lots are available. ]


 [ Editors note:
 [ Perhaps a strip of tiny music-wire or brass contacts could be fitted
 [ to the comb to make an electric connection as the tine is plucked.
 [ The circuit boards to make Midi signals, and the record/play programs,
 [ are readily available now.
 [ CCGGAAG -- this note sequence begins these songs:
 [    "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
 [    "A-B-C-D-E-F-G" (The Alphabet Song)
 [    "Ist das nicht ein Schnitzelbank" (QRS piano roll)
 [ I can't recall the Mozart title either!!
 [ Robbie

(Message sent Tue 15 Apr 1997, 12:37:31 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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