[Bell Historians] Digest Number 176

Mike Chester mike at m...
Wed Sep 11 11:09:16 BST 2002

> Yes, there is a subtle difference. However, remember that the 
> difference changes depending on what key you are playing in! So a 
C# played
> in the key of G sounds different to a C# played in Bb, which sounds
> different to a Db played in G, which sounds different to a Db 
played in Bb,
> and so on for all the other keys.

Surely it is not the note itself that is sounding different; it just 
that its relationship to the other notes that surround it changes our 
perception of it in terms of, say, standing out as it would not 
normally occur within a given key.


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