Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Mnemotechnic songs so as to recognize musical intervals

0.5 tone down : Für Elise, Beethoven
0.5 tone up: Jaws, John Williams or Ode To Joy, Beethoven
1 tone down: Toccata & Fugue, Bach or Nabuccho - Slave Choir, Verdi 
1 tone up: Frère Jacques, Rameau
1.5 tone down: Hey Jude, Beatles or Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy, Tchaikovsky
1.5 up: Il pleut bergère, Fabre d'Eglantine
2 tone down: Traviata - Noi Siamo Zingarelle, Verdi or Ouverture 5° Symphonie, Betthoven or Ertuğrul Küçükbayraktar - Çayın Öte Yüzünde
2 tone up: Oh When the Saints, Gospel
2.5 tone down:
2.5 tone up: La Marseillaise, Rouget de l'Isle or Blue Danube, Strauss, Waltz of the Flowers, Tchaikovsky or I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston 
3 tone down: Purple Haze, Jimi Hendrix
3 tone up: 
3.5 tone up: Dallas, series or Automne (Colchique dans les Prés), Debatte/Cockenpot 
3.5 tone down: Carmen - L'amour (chorus), Bizet
4 tone up: Manha de Carnaval,
4 tone down:
4.5 tone up:
4.5 tone down:
5 tone up:
5 tone down:
5.5 up: Killing In the Name, RATM
5.5 down:

to be completed...

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Komogorov Complexity

Some nice views from the prsentation Komogorov Music by C. Ford.

"There's a very close relationship between the concept of expressing something concisely and understanding it.


In the paper "Analysis by Compression" by David Meridith: you can compare two ways of describing the same piece of music based on how long the  descriptions are. The shortest description is the one which understands the music the best."

Entire video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg3XOfioapI

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The Zen of Haskell

* Refactor ruthlessly
* Types are teachers
* General > Specific
* Reason equationally
* Compose everything
* Be lazy

by Gabriel Gonzalez: https://twitter.com/gabrielg439/status/568957022852349954

Monday, 12 March 2012

The Zen of Python

"Explicit is better than implicit.
Simple is better than complex.
Complex is better than complicated.
Flat is better than nested.
Sparse is better than dense.
Readability counts.
Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.
Although practicality beats purity.
Errors should never pass silently.
Unless explicitly silenced.
In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.
Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.
Now is better than never.
Although never is often better than *right* now.
If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.
If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.
Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!"
quoted from python.org

Monday, 19 December 2011

The Meaning

The Tao that is the Tao is not always the Tao.
The Name (Ming), that is the name, is not always the name.

Easily... the Variable that is called the Variable... It is not always the good Variable.

Sunday, 6 February 2011


"A technical notion in formal logic, universal unconditioned truth, always valid" says Wikipedia.

The music is a tautology: a universal language which grammar is exposed at each beginning of a song, and then the play, the forms, the figures, the poems... following this grammar. 

Friday, 28 January 2011


void is certainly the word I have written the most in my life.
    void function(void)