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I cant decide between green and blue. brown is my third  favorite.
I don't like orange, purple, or red.
 
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I don't understand this question any more than I understand "What is your favorite musical note?"
 
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I guess that means you don't have a favorite color. that's ok
 
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Depends on what it is... cars? shirts? pants?

Bright yellow for the first two, not so much for that latter.
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:I don't understand this question any more than I understand "What is your favorite musical note?"



Mine is D-flat.
 
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And my favourite colour is Isabelline (colour), although I would never wear clothing in that colour.
 
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Found this on 9gag.
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fred rosenberger wrote:I don't understand this question any more than I understand "What is your favorite musical note?"

Have you ever played some instrument? Your question isn't nonsensical. Why some music (not song) people like more than other? Because of sequence of certain sounds (defined by notes) and if you take out of this sequence some of those, you'd notice, that some of those (sounding standalone) you like more than others - that is why when the time comes people start waving along with a a rhythm Lots of pop music written using only 3 notes (sometimes changing octave) - and it is probably for a reason, because majority people like them most.
 
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A sequence of sounds is VASTLY different from a single note.

I have sat at a piano and hit many individual keys. I have never once in my life said "Wow!!! That's an awsome note!!!"

I've written simple programs that played notes by setting the specific frequency for the speaker to vibrate. Again, never have I thought "I like THAT freuqnce more than THIS frequency".  

I also mess around with a bass guitar (calling it "playing" is too generous).  No individual note stands out as more pleasant than any other.
 
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#FF00FF
 
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The more colours the better as in the good old classic Angry Fruit Salad...  For example; http://www.lingscars.com
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:I have sat at a piano and hit many individual keys. I have never once in my life said "Wow!!! That's an awsome note!!!"



Then it sounds (sorry for the pun) like you don't have synesthesia. Some people who have synethesia associate certain keys with colours or moods or days of the week or various even less likely things, and I'm sure some of them might prefer certain notes over others.
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:. . . Some people who have synethesia associate certain keys with colours or moods or days of the week or . . .

With proper synaesthesia, they actually perceive a note having a colour. There are different styles of music conventionally associated with different keys, for example military marches were traditionally written in G, but that is partially because the older style of trumpet was easier to play in G than most other keys.
This link suggests that associating colours and keys is commoner than many think; I have heard of it associated with Russian composers before.
 
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well y'all successfully hijacked my thread but its ok. this is a more interesting topic. as a "musician" some keys are easier for me to sing in than others. doesn't necessarily mean I like them more. and yes some instruments prefer certain keys. I could name them for guitar pretty much in order, E,A,D,G,C
 
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Randall Twede wrote:. . . some keys are easier for me to sing in than others. . . .

That might have to do with the range of notes used and matching that range to the range of your voice.

Did Eric Blair George Orwell have synaesthesia. In 1984 somewhere, Winston describes a sound as a yellow tone.
 
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well, yes it does Campbell. in the harder keys I have to decide to go up or down because it stretches my range which is probably average. certainly not great.
 
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But on the guitar: if you wanted to play in the key of D-flat, wouldn't you just put one of those clamp thingies (I forget what they are called) across the first fret and then move your hand down a bit and play the piece in the key of C?
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:. . . clamp thingies (I forget what they are called) . . .

A capo.
 
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yeah, it would be hard to play in D-flat if you didn't.
of course you could temporarily tune the guitar to D-flat I suppose.
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:

fred rosenberger wrote:I don't understand this question any more than I understand "What is your favorite musical note?"



Mine is D-flat.




my favorite note is  225.456 hz
 
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