Re: What is music ... = spirals


Subject: Re: What is music ... = spirals
From: Richard Wentk (richard@skydancer.com)
Date: Sun Nov 20 2005 - 17:58:21 EST


At 22:36 20/11/2005, you wrote:
>Perhaps one is metric, and the other psychometric, therefore both being
>useful representations in their own way.

The red/purple mix can't be correlated to a wavelength, and won't be found
coming out of a prism. The other colours can be, and will be.

This isn't much like the octave, for reasons that are probably obvious.

However - that doesn't mean your eyes are any good at seeing colour. See
e.g. illusion 3:

http://www.echalk.co.uk/amusements/OpticalIllusions/colourPerception/colourPerception.html

(I didn't believe this was real, so I downloaded it and checked colour
values in Photoshop. It really is genuine.)

Richard



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