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Subpage: Bach's Invention No.1 in All 128 MIDI Instruments




Crab Canon

 [Crab Canon `score']
Crab Canon `score' -- click for a bigger version.
There is a sequencing typo in the MIDI file that you can hear and also see in the `score'. Can you spot it?

This Escher crab drawing was adopted from http://bach.ece.jhu.edu/~tim/pictures/ .


If you think the following MIDI files sound bad . . .

. . . it's because they are optimized for the (slightly outdated) soundcard on my PC.

On my PC, celesta sounds really nice and one of the inventions and the Air on G String sound just like from the "SOB" album. The Minuet from the Orchestral Suite sounds like it's played by a real orchestra.

If on your computer an instrument sounds cheap or too soft, please make a better MIDI file and email it to me. I'll include it here. Thanks.


Shepard tones = endlessly rising/falling scales

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(Note: suggestion about which MIDI player to use. (later))


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Shepard tones = endlessly rising/falling scales

Comments on the MIDI files

  • If someone can make MIDI files that achieve more authentic musical illusions, I would LOVE to listen to them.

  • But I don't think much better MIDI files can be made, because of limitations of General MIDI format and our cheap PC hardware -- they are incapable of producing solid sounds that our ears can adequately perceive at both the low (C0-C1) and high (C9-C10) ends of the frequencies.

  • VanBasco's Karaoke Player (URL here) can give you a great graphical illustration of what is happening when these MIDI sequences are played.
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