The sweet MIDI mappings at the beginning of the chapter

Posted: February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized
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If you notice the pretty lines at the beginning of the 2nd chapter of Tufte and don’t know what they are, here ya go. They are used to represent music in lines (height represents the note, length represents duration. Colour doesn’t mean anything except as a form of labeling). This song is from my favourite composer, and you’ll probably recognize it.

the program, if you are curious, is called Synthesia. However, many recording programs that recognize MIDI will produce the same effect (Cubase, Sonar, etc).

  1. thebungerlow says:

    This is really cool. It’s a great song and a captivating way to visualize playing it. I don’t play and instruments unfortunately, so I have no I sea how to compare this to reading musical notes, but I wonder which would be better.

    • Musical notes, hands down. The note placement represents the note and the shape represents how long it’s played (along with other notes to tell one how to play the note). However, this is really interesting to watch and see.

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