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Notes (journal)

Notes is a quarterly journal devoted to “music librarianship, music bibliography and discography, the music trade, and on certain aspects of music history.” Published by the Music Library Association, Notes offers reviews on current music-related books, digital media, and sound recordings as well as inventories of publishers’ catalogs and materials recently received.

Annual subscriptions are available to members and non-members alike at $85 for individuals and $100 for institutions in the U.S. and is internationally available for $95 and $110, respectively.

Notes (album)

Notes is an album by Canadian jazz pianist Paul Bley and American drummer Paul Motian recorded in 1987 and released on the Italian Soul Note label.

Notes (application)

Notes is an application developed by Apple. It is provided on their iOS and OS X operating systems, the latter starting with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It functions as a service for making short text notes, which can be synchronised between devices using Apple's iCloud service.

The application uses a similar interface on iOS and OS X, with a textured paper background for notes and light yellow icons, suggesting pencil or crayon. Until 2013, both applications used a strongly skeuomorphic interface, with a lined paper design; the Mountain Lion version placed this inside a leather folder. This design was replaced in OS X Mavericks and iOS 7.

Notes (2013 film)

Notes is a short romantic comedy film about a pair of roommates whose relationship develops through a series of post it notes. Notes marked the first installment of a trilogy of short films by Worrying Drake Productions. The film was also the directorial debut for John McPhail.

Usage examples of "notes".

This invariance corresponds to the observation that notes separated by multiples of an octave have a similar subjective quality.

It explains in detail many of the familiar features of music: notes, scales, melody, harmony, chords, home chords, bass, rhythm and repetition.

It is an empirical fact that the listener to music can perceive chords as groups of notes played simultaneously, but can also perceive chords as groups of notes played sequentially.

For example, a musical note at 200Hz will have harmonics at 400Hz and 600Hz, and the ratio between these is 2:3, which corresponds to the harmonic interval that would exist between two notes with fundamental frequencies of 400Hz and 600Hz.

Why are notes separated by multiples of an octave perceived as having a similar quality?

Intervals between notes can be described as vectors and as certain fractional ratios between their frequencies.

The theory about the melody would be an explanation that described the notes in some way that was simpler and shorter than a full listing of the notes.

One form of harmony is chords: groups of notes related by consonant intervals.

It may be that the response to sequential notes is what actually matters and requires explanation in an evolutionary framework, and that the response to simultaneous notes is an accidental side-effect of the ability to respond to notes of a chord sequentially.

Why do melodies consist of notes with constant pitch values taken from scales, where a scale consists of a finite set of possible pitch values?

Why do the more strongly emphasised notes in the melody usually correspond to notes in the current chord?

That is, the differences between two pairs of notes are considered equal if the ratios are equal.

To give an example, the interval between two notes with frequencies 200Hz and 300Hz is perceived to be the same as the interval between 240Hz and 360Hz, since the ratio is 2 to 3 in both cases.

Two notes whose frequencies differ by a power of 2 are psychologically perceived to have a similar quality.

It follows that two notes related by a consonant interval will have some identical harmonics: for example the 3rd harmonic of a 400Hz sound is 1200Hz which is identical to the 2nd harmonic of a 600Hz sound.