Lesson: Synesthesia and the Musical Mind

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shredderpete

Oops, you're right. Damn, I'll ask GW to fix that typo. I should have said "The notes of the D Minor pentatonic are olive, rust, burned umber, goldenrod and vermillion."

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sparkypete

Ha, good one! Personally I would go with cool grey, topaz blue, metallic green, wheat and orange.

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sparkypete

This is a pretty cool article, and I think I have a mild case of synesthesia too. For example, every time I hear a diminished 7th arpeggio I "see" a copper-colored 'wave' in my mind's eye. I also used the analogy of different scales and modes having different colors when I tried explaining the idea to a friend.

I do have one spot of confusion though: You wrote "To translate this back to a musical example, the notes of the D Minor Pentatonic scale - D, F, G, A, B - are also contained within the C Major scale (C, D, E, F, G, A, B)"

--- Aren't the notes of D min pentatonic (1, b3, 4, 5, b7) actually (D, F, G, A, C)?

Aside from that one point, the rest of what you wrote makes sense to me. Thanks for an interesting post.

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