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May 3rd, 2015
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Musical instruments

This is about how pipe organs work, and I'm left with a couple of questions. Has anyone looked at pipe organs from the angle of user interface design? Until I listened to the video, I didn't notice the obvious fact that the instrument settings on a pipe organ are based on the instruments (flute, bagpipe, trumpet, etc.) which were available locally-- in this case, northern Germany-- when pipe organs were being developed. Are there any pipe organs which have a worldwide range of instrument settings?

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Date:May 4th, 2015 09:59 am (UTC)
Organ pipes really don't sound much like other instruments, so I wouldn't expect anyone to use instrument names that are not only inaccurate but unfamiliar.
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Date:May 4th, 2015 01:01 pm (UTC)
At this point, a lot of people who aren't especially connected to Indian culture know what a sitar sounds like. However, I don't know how many other instruments are that relatively familiar.

Edited at 2015-05-04 01:01 pm (UTC)
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