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#2142156 - 09/01/13 08:02 AM 3 minutes well spent
Rich Galassini Offline
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I love the visualization in this video. It makes the genius of Bach easy to understand.

Listen to the first canon from Bach’s Musical Offering and watch the video. You will see what I mean.

Pretty cool!

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#2142174 - 09/01/13 09:22 AM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Very cool! A nice visual for explaining the music.

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#2142177 - 09/01/13 09:31 AM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: Rich Galassini]
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That is Excellent!

Thanks Rich!
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#2142192 - 09/01/13 10:01 AM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Has anyone read Doug Hofstadter's "Goedel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid" lately?


Edited by Anne'sson (09/01/13 03:00 PM)
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#2142231 - 09/01/13 12:07 PM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Very cool Rich, thanks.
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#2142234 - 09/01/13 12:13 PM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: Anne'sson]
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Originally Posted By: Anne'sson
Has anyone read Doug Hufstader's "Goedel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Goldeb Braid" lately?

Read it when it first came out. Wonderful! Should re-read it again.

Cheers

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#2142240 - 09/01/13 12:28 PM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: Rich Galassini]
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That was cool!!
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#2142265 - 09/01/13 01:29 PM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: Rich Galassini]
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WAY cool!

The Mobius Strip was unbelievable!
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#2142283 - 09/01/13 02:04 PM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Sweet Fancy Moses. Thank you.
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#2142284 - 09/01/13 02:04 PM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: Steve Cohen]
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That was so neat I had to call my wife in to watch it. She loved it as well...Thanks for the link.
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#2142345 - 09/01/13 04:23 PM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Brilliant! Thanks for posting Rich. If ONLY they had used REAL instruments instead of a digital replication blush
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#2142485 - 09/01/13 08:37 PM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Wonderful I had never seen this!
I am in hypnotzied.
Bach is truly genius.

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#2142488 - 09/01/13 08:45 PM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: Rich Galassini]
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That was great, Rich. Thank you for posting it.

Now I'm wondering how to create music on a Klein bottle.

Originally Posted By: master88er
Brilliant! Thanks for posting Rich. If ONLY they had used REAL instruments instead of a digital replication blush

They tried that at first, but when they turned the harpsichord upside down and inside out, all the plectra fell off.
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#2142489 - 09/01/13 08:50 PM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: PianoStudent88]
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Originally Posted By: PianoStudent88
Originally Posted By: master88er
Brilliant! Thanks for posting Rich. If ONLY they had used REAL instruments instead of a digital replication blush

They tried that at first, but when they turned the harpsichord upside down and inside out, all the plectra fell off.

Good one! They don't bend very well either.

Amazingly, the tuning wasn't affected.

grin
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#2142696 - 09/02/13 07:19 AM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: Anne'sson]
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Originally Posted By: Anne'sson
Has anyone read Doug Hofstadter's "Goedel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid" lately?


I have the book in my shelf and (try to) re-read it every few years. But Hofstadter always loses me towards the end, in spite of Mathematics being one of my university majors. Every time, I give him the benefit of the doubt and put the book back in the shelf, frustrated.

[Edit: In fact, I've spoken to a number of friends, all of whom have majored in Mathematics, who've read the book. None of them really grasps the mathematical aspects of the book. They all agree with me that it's "quaint", but if one is after a real understanding of its contents, not just some cute parallelisms, then it's not very satisfying at all. Sorry, but that's my experience also.]


Edited by Mark R. (09/02/13 07:23 AM)
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#2142870 - 09/02/13 03:26 PM Re: 3 minutes well spent [Re: master88er]
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Originally Posted By: master88er
Brilliant! Thanks for posting Rich. If ONLY they had used REAL instruments instead of a digital replication blush


Good point. It would have been nice, but I suspect this was done on a desktop in someone's home. I can forgive the digital tone, especially because of the clever presentation.
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