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Lesson Plans

Audial pitch and visual color

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DOROTHY PIERCE (73743.2134)
Tue, 6 Jan 1998 17:38:47 -0500

Does anyone have references for studies re. the relationship of the sounds
--DO, RE, MI, FA, SO, LA, TI-- to colors--R, OR, Y, GR, BL, V? I believe
that Goethe writes about this but do not have a reference, and, early in
this century, Schaeffer-Zimmern at UC/Berkeley did some research in this
area also. The key of F, for example, corresponds to the color green,
which, in the case of Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony" (which is in the key
of F) seems appropriate. Any information would be appreciated.

Recommended reading: Don Campbell's "Mozart Effect".

  • Maybe reply: Walter Krueger: "Re: Audial pitch and visual color"