How Strange The Change

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.

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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.

1/5. The Scale of Things.

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?

20050125

Series exploring the mysteries of key signatures and the effects they can have on musicians and listeners alike. 2: Striking a Chord. Do particular keys have individual characteristics?

20050126

Every day this week, this series explores the mysteries of key signatures and the curious effects they can have on musicians and listeners alike.

3/5. Minor Disturbance

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?"

Presented by Tim Healey.

20050127

Every day this week, this series explores the mysteries of key signatures and the curious effects they can have on musicians and listeners alike.

4/5. Good Vibrations

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?

20050128

Every day this week, this series explores the mysteries of key signatures and the curious effects they can have on musicians and listeners alike.

5/5. Chopping and Changing

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.

01The Scale Of Things20050124

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?

01The Scale Of Things20050124

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?

02Striking A Chord20050125

Do particular keys have individual characteristics?

02Striking A Chord20050125

Do particular keys have individual characteristics?

03Minor Disturbance20050126

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?".

03Minor Disturbance20050126

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?".

04Good Vibrations20050127

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?

04Good Vibrations20050127

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 LASTChopping And Changing20050128

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.

05 LASTChopping And Changing20050128

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.