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Talking Piano Music?
By John A. Tuttle

I titled this posting "Talking Piano Music" because I don't want it to
be confused with the "Speaking Piano" thread.  However, it was the
"Speaking Piano" thread that stimulated this posting.  I know that
might sound like double-talk, so let me explain.

For eons people have often used phrases like, "It speaks to me", "It
says something", or "I can hear it talking to me", when explaining
particular pieces of piano music.  When I first listened to the
"Speaking Piano," I instantly thought about all the millions of pieces
of piano music, and wondered if there was any correlation between
certain famous pieces and this newly discovered phenomenon.

Now we know for certain that there are certain combinations of notes
that, when played on a piano, produce sounds that mimic human speech.
Suppose this phenomenon has been happening ever since piano music
existed, and no one ever actually noticed it or tried to figure it out.
Wouldn't that be wild?

John A. Tuttle
Brick, NJ

(Message sent Sat 31 Oct 2009, 20:02:26 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Music, Piano, Talking

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