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Will we ever run out of new music?
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November 28, 2012 - 1:32 pm
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I have often wondered whether there is a finite possible combination of notes and whether we would, therefore, run out of melodies some day. Being math-challenged, I've never attempted to try and figure it out.


So, I was very intrigued when I saw this video pop up on YouTube. I figured some of the music geeks (I mean that in a complimentary way) here might find this fascinating, too.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

Coleshill, Warwickshire

November 28, 2012 - 1:37 pm
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Coincidence, I saw this last week.
Made me wonder, but then,
every time I play the same piece of music it's different. Does this count as a new piece of music? So does that mean that every piece of music already played has an infinite number of combinations?


I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

Kevin M.
Nicholson, Pa

November 28, 2012 - 2:54 pm
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Thanks Diane,

I could listen to this all day long.  It's almost like School House Rock.

Michigan, USA

November 28, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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It could be that each time we hit a sour note, is that also a new melody/song. I asked myself this same question about 40 yrs ago, have all the song's been written that could be.  dunno

I'm sure one of the mathematical genius's in here will carry this thread a long distance.  roflol

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