|01||The Scale Of Things||20050124|
Every day this week, this series explores the mysteries of key signatures and the curious effects they can have on musicians and listeners alike.
Presented by Tim Healey.How and why did an octave evolve, does each note has its own particular resonance, and is perfect pitch a help or a hindrance to those who possess it?
|02||Striking A Chord||20050125|
Do particular keys have individual characteristics?
From major to minor - why is it that we associate minor keys as sad and yearning? Does the answer lie deep within our psyche or is it mere "enculturation?".
What is it about the ear/brain mechanism that makes us thrill to some music in the way that we do? And how does music affect those who have synaesthesia, where every note has its own vibrant colour?
|05 LAST||Chopping And Changing||20050128|
The factors that prompt composers to write music in specific keys, and a spot test in an orchestra revealing that string players go for sharps while the brass prefer flats.