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Re: guitar-tune.el 0.1

From: Mathias Dahl
Subject: Re: guitar-tune.el 0.1
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 09:34:53 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Evans Winner <address@hidden> writes:

> Just a couple of thoughts:
> Just for a tuning reference pitch one doesn't need any special
> timbre--one could even use the PC speaker beep, for instance.
> And is there any reason why it couldn't be extended slightly such that
> it can be used as a general tuning aide, rather than just for guitar?
> After all, there are only 12 pitch-classes in standard 12tet.

I don't know enough about sound and music and scales and stuff to even
understand what that last sentence meant :)

While doing this small hack I was thinking that it would be nice to have
a simple music program in Emacs, something like the old "trackers" on
the Amiga. I saw one some time ago made in Elisp but it was too basic,
IIRC, I don't think one could use samples, for example. And I don't know
if it would be possible technically to do it, the internal `play-sound*'
functions block Emacs until the sound is played so a sound cannot be
interrupted and calling external commands, controlling mplayer or
whatever, could introduce a delay from when you press a key to when the
sound starts playing. At least I would guess so.

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