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The Color of Sound ?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ASC67, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. ASC67

    ASC67 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 3, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN.
    I have a great friend who is a truly gifted songwriter and musician. The other day he asked for some participation on facebook from his friends on what they thought the color of sound was. He used the input to write this really great song...enjoy

    soundcloud link:
    The Color of Sound
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2013
  2. cosmiccowboy

    cosmiccowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Creative, cool ... I like it. :D
  3. fuzzbender

    fuzzbender Former Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    ah, to answer the question, the colour of sound

    you make the sounds, you make the colours, don't ask me, thrill me

    and thanks for doing it
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  5. Teletubbi

    Teletubbi Tele-Holic

    Oct 10, 2012
    Several dozen er.. experiments in the late 60s, 70s showed me the colors of sound varied according to pitch and volume.
  6. Ash Telecaster

    Ash Telecaster Friend of Leo's

    I have always thought of the various sounds you can get out of a guitar as "colors." Like phase. Chorus, vibe, wah, crunch, distortion, etc. And of course color plays to mood much like different sounds do.
  7. ASC67

    ASC67 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 3, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN.
    Thanks for listening !
  8. Slow Reflexes

    Slow Reflexes Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 17, 2007
    Willamette and Columbia
    Wasn't there a song about "The Color of Your Wind" a few years ago?
  9. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 29, 2010
    The Word
    Graeme Edge
    The Moody Blues

    This garden universe vibrates complete
    Some, we get a sound so sweet.
    Vibrations reach on up to become light
    And then through gamma, out of sight.

    Between the eyes and ears there lie
    The sounds of colour and the light of a sigh.
    And to hear the sun, what a thing to believe
    But it's all around if we could but perceive.

    To know ultraviolet, infrared and X-rays,
    Beauty to find in so many ways.
    Two notes of the chord, that's our full scope
    But to reach the chord is our life's hope,
    And to name the chord is important to some.
    So they give it a word, and the word is...
  10. sneakyjapan

    sneakyjapan Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 17, 2003
  11. homesick345

    homesick345 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 20, 2012
    Beirut, Lebanon
    Vowels, by Arthur Rimbaud

    Black A, white E, red I, green U, blue O - vowels,
    Some day I will open your silent pregnancies:
    A, black belt, hairy with burst flies,
    Bumbling and buzzing over stinking cruelties,

    Pits of night; E, candour of sand pavilions,
    High glacial spears, white kings, trembling Queen
    Anne's lace;
    I, bloody spittle, laughter dribbling from a face
    In wild denial or in anger, vermilions;

    U,…divine movement of viridian seas,
    Peace of pastures animal-strewn, peace of calm lines
    Drawn on foreheads worn with heavy alchemies;

    O, supreme Trumpet, harsh with strange stridencies,
    Silences traced in angels and astral designs:
    O…Omega…the violet light of His Eyes!
  12. KeithJ

    KeithJ Tele-Meister

    Jul 27, 2012
    I had a friend that had synaesthesia, he couldn't listen to music if he didn't like the colors.
  13. AndyLowry

    AndyLowry Friend of Leo's

    May 1, 2012
    Prescott AZ
    Evan Shinners is synesthetic.

  14. Lowbassnotes

    Lowbassnotes Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2012
    Pacific Rim USA

    There's a bunch of charts and graphs on that URL as well.

    Ratio Color Note Frequency
    1.000 - RED 555,392,958,464 (C) 55.5 hz
    1.122 - Orange 623,307,159,552 (D) 62.3 hz
    1.189 - Yellow 699,811,233,792 (E) 66.0 hz
    1.334 - Green 741,418,725,376 (F) 74.1 hz
    1.498 - Blue 832,149,913,600 (G) 83.2 hz
    1.681 - Purple - 935,155,386,680 (A) 93.4 hz
    1.781 - Violet - 1,048,508,891,136 (B) 98.9 hz
    2.000 - White - 1,110,785,916,928 (C) 110.0 hz
  15. emu!

    emu! Poster Extraordinaire

  16. chilldude

    chilldude Tele-Meister

    May 15, 2009
    SE WI
    Since my colon re-section, my most often used sound is brown.
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