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Let's play Bach! 8~D

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:03 pm
by khz
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BACH_motif: Always fun.

Let the GNU and the Linux sound to B-A-C-H. ;-)
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B flat, A, C, B natural

Re: Let's play Bach! 8~D

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:23 pm
by jonetsu
The H note was created by Bach so that he can spell his name ? :wink:

Re: Let's play Bach! 8~D

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:18 pm
by Lyberta
H is B flat, not the other way around.

Re: Let's play Bach! 8~D

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:33 pm
by raboof
Lyberta wrote:H is B flat, not the other way around.

I'm not so sure about that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_note#History_of_note_names wrote:The remaining five notes of the chromatic scale (the black keys on a piano keyboard) were added gradually; the first being B♭, since B was flattened in certain modes to avoid the dissonant tritone interval. This change was not always shown in notation, but when written, B♭ (B-flat) was written as a Latin, round "b", and B♮ (B-natural) a Gothic script (known as Blackletter) or "hard-edged" b. These evolved into the modern flat (♭) and natural (♮) symbols respectively. The sharp symbol arose from a barred b, called the "cancelled b".

In parts of Europe, including Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Norway, Denmark, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Finland and Iceland (and Sweden before about 1990s), the Gothic b transformed into the letter H (possibly for hart, German for hard, or just because the Gothic b resembled an H). Therefore, in German music notation, H is used instead of B♮ (B-natural), and B instead of B♭ (B-flat).

Re: Let's play Bach! 8~D

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:44 pm
by Lyberta
What an absolute mess.

Re: Let's play Bach! 8~D

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:15 pm
by khz
:D

Re: Let's play Bach! 8~D

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:22 pm
by bluebell
That's why God created the piano roll and the numeric MIDI notes.