[seqfan] Re: Need suggestions for test for compatible sequences for "voice leading"

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 18:48:26 CET 2015


sorry, I meant A006530 (not A006520)

Best regards
Neil

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On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 7:04 AM, Antti Karttunen <antti.karttunen at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 10:34 AM,  <seqfan-request at list.seqfan.eu> wrote:
>
> >
> > Message: 5
> > Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2015 01:04:09 -0600
> > From: "Bob Selcoe" <rselcoe at entouchonline.net>
> > To: "Sequence Fanatics Discussion list" <seqfan at list.seqfan.eu>
> > Subject: [seqfan] Re: Need suggestions for test for compatible
> >         sequences for   "voice leading"
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> > Hi Allen, Jean-Paul, Neil and all,
> >
> > As I mentioned before, IMHO this isn't the forum to address issues of
> > voice-leading theory; but we can still make rules for multiple sequences
> > which perhaps lend themselves to the metaphor of voicing-leading - all we
> > have to do is decide what the rules are.  Obviously, what is considered
> > aesthetically "pleasing" (mathematically) will not be uniformly shared;
> but
> > first thing would be to figure out what we want the sequences actually to
> > accomplish.  But please trust me on this: there is no point proceeding
> if we
> > take the musical metaphor too seriously.  Many musicians (myself
> included)
> > and composers scoff at the notion that such "rules" in compositional form
> > and structure have any legitimacy whatsoever with respect to
> generalizable
> > aesthetics (I won't bore you with details); but - I bet we can create
> > agreed-upon multi-sequence rules loosely analogous to somebody's
> conception
> > of "proper" voice-leading (or other types of musical "rules"), and see
> what
> > happens - it might be fun!
> >
> > Neil - you had mentioned a few sequences which you thought might be
> > "compatible" (A5, A203, A6520) - I asked what you meant specifically by
> > this, using just A203 and A6520 as an example (not sure if my question
> ever
> > posted).
>
> Maybe there's a typo in the sequence number A006520 ?
> I guess Neil meant such sequence pairs where one would expect a
> nonrandom correlation between them. E.g. if they are both "number
> theoretical" like A000005 and A000203 or both are base-2-based, etc.
>
> >  Your ideas might be a good launching point for generating some
> > generally acceptable rules.
>
> Yes, that's what I thought as well: take an idea like this
> voice-leading, and then do not apply it "literally", but
> "metaphorically", by to generate ideas for sequence transformations by
> some analogous condition.
>
>
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Bob
> >
>
> Best,
>
> Antti
>
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