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Jake H.

I dont have much of an ear for pitch.. all I know is if you hear a musical whine, quickly tapering due to the dopplar effect, youve just heard a high speed round pass reasonably near you. If you just hear a sharp crack, a supersonic round just passed pretty damn close to you.. I'm not sure what it sounds like if the round doesnt miss.

gail

I was just going to point out how cool it was (in more ways than one) that a civil war soldier with perfect pitch had so neatly described the Doppler effect. I wonder if he knew what it was.

CraigC

I know I'm far from the first person to note this, but the thing that struck me the most about the Ken Burns series was how literate the soldiers were, right down to the lowliest dogface. The letters home were incredible. When I think of how dumbed down our society has become, it makes me very sad.

But now, literacy and perfect pitch...wow.

JWebb

I've always been interested in musical "found sounds." I have a wonderful sampler in my keyboard rig, that lets you download any group of sounds, map them across the keyboard and play like a standard instrument. I have gained a new appreciation for Bach when played in perfect pitch farts and belches. Very highbrow.

CraigC

I'll bet it's a gas.

Rob B.

Try that with "fingernails on a chalkboard." I wonder if it would lose it's effect.

gail

Merci, Monsieur Le Petomaine.

JWebb

Indeed. A Fartiste of the first order.

gail

Can you do "Blowin' in the Wind?"

JWebb

On my keyboards?

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