Music in conlangs and conworlds
- Charlie wrote:
I don’t know yet [re organum]. Not being able as yet to hear the music I can’t
decide. I’m thinking (using C, D, E, F♯, G♯, A♯) of something like C,
E, G♯. I don’t know how this would sound although, even if strange to
RM which it is, kind of-- it's the "augmented fifth", as are the other combinations of 3 successive notes in that scale; they're used, but sparingly. However-- C-E, C-F#, E-G# etc. are thirds, considered harmonious in Western music, though they were a no-no in early music....And the inverse of those (E-upper C, F#-upper D etc.) are sixths, also now considered harmonious (but no-nos in early music IIRC).
it might not be strange to other cultures.
RM true dat....They may well have different ideas as to what is harmonious.
opening phrase of the song is sung by one of the voices, then the other
two join at their respective intervals. Of course it is not necessary
that at least three of the Peoples be present to sing. If it’s in a
local community, then the three parts can be sung by any members of the
community. But the timbre of the different Peoples' voices make for a
Thank you, Andrew, for the suggestion. I will see what I can do with it.
RM YES, I took a look at it, and it looks possibly a little more user-friendly than Noteworthy Composer (free), which I do have and have been trying to puzzle out....I may give it a try.....But composing programs are fun to play with!!