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Musical score in subtitles

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Easy to understand and brief, this idea: Have the musical score as subtitles on TV, film and video. Because right now all we get is stuff like a few quavers which bear no resemblance to the music, or "DRAMATIC MUSIC" or something, and it's really uninformative. And considering you get the text of the script, what's wrong with the music? How are deaf people or people who can't hear supposed to appreciate the atmosphere intended or make their own interpretations if you just do that?

Oh, and they should use Bliss for subtitles too, but that's just an afterthought. Text is fine but you need it in loads of languages.

nineteenthly, Dec 03 2018

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       This is a good idea, and not at all halfbaked. [+]
8th of 7, Dec 03 2018

       Thanks. I'll find out about ways of representing musical score information. I suspect it could be done with MIDI.
nineteenthly, Dec 03 2018

       Midi, or a standard musical stave. But either will only be useful to someone who has had hearing at some time in their life, and subsequently lost it, thus being able to relate the visual representation to the sound described.
8th of 7, Dec 03 2018

       I'm not too sure about that. I've never formally studied music but I get the mood intended, like lots of other people. Continually making an association between events and the visual representation of the music could build up the same thing. It wouldn't be quite as evocative, I'm sure, but it could still do something I think.
nineteenthly, Dec 03 2018

       If this had to compete with regular subtitles, I think more people would benefit from "scary music" or "swelling orchestra". With a score, you're limited to people who (a) could once hear and (b) read music.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 03 2018

       Well, maybe something like a media player "visualization" - moving shapes and colours, in a scrolling marquee across the border of the image ?
8th of 7, Dec 03 2018

       Yes, that'd work. Moody twirliness.
nineteenthly, Dec 03 2018

       I hear (no pun intended, but go ahead anyway) some deaf people experience music by the vibration, so perhaps a plug in module for your VCR, something like a modified vibrating game controller might do the trick better.
Skewed, Dec 03 2018

       You don't need to have once been hearing, to be able to read and understand text. So I disagree that music notation requires that.
pocmloc, Dec 03 2018

       [pomloc], I respectfully disagree. Written words are both a visual represtentation of the spoken sound, and a description of the "thing"/"idea" as well. eg: "table" describes both "flat thing with legs for dining etc" and the sounds "Tay"-"Bill".
Where-as music score is PURELY an annotation of the sound. And if you don't know what sound IS, it is meaningless.
neutrinos_shadow, Dec 04 2018

       Correct; it would be like trying to describe colour to a blind person, or good financial management to a politician.
8th of 7, Dec 04 2018

       With enough synesthesia-producing events, the vict..attendees could explain to each other how that swordfight was so menthol/sandpaper/really sugary.   

       Blue jaunte.
not_morrison_rm, Dec 04 2018

       "VORGA-T: 1339"
8th of 7, Dec 04 2018

       Strange. I Googled that reference, and got hits to recordings of what sound like traffic accidents.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 04 2018

       Disagree; the sounds are merely the manifestation of the mathematical and arithmetic interrelationships between harmonic serieses. and temporal sequenceses
pocmloc, Dec 04 2018

       This could teach me to read music. [+]
notexactly, Dec 07 2018


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