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    Talking Synesthesia??

    Hello, I was just wondering If there are many people who experience the same things that I do when I listen to music.
    When I listen to music I find that I have a general sense of where the music is and see colors according to pitch, volume and key. I also sometimes have sense of how it should feel in my head. Almost like I can touch it. It feels a lot like when your spine is about to shiver and like I know how it feels. It always has a certain depth to it and loves to seems to form shapes. I mostly experience this with electronic and calmer music because I am not so bombarded by noise.

    If anyone else has any similar experiences please reply! =D
    I am really interested to hear about it from others because I know there are many undiagnosed and many variations of synesthesia! =)

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    Hello gillis and welcome to the forum
    Interesting to read your thread.

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    I saw "Synesthesia" and thought someone was doing an update of Cinderella,
    with a new, nastier sister who won't let Cinderella near her band.
    I'm trying to imagine this diagnosis and how drum sounds would affect you.
    I can't. I'm going to have to think about this some more.

    I passed through Calgary a few times when I lived in Edmonton, 1970.
    Watch out for "Stampedesia".

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    I personally think it's risible ...
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    yeah... the risible and fallible of it all...

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    I've only experienced a sense of a specific colour a few times in music. Stravisky's 'Th Wedding' seems light blue to me, but that's about it.

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    Thank you for the welcome teddy! =) hahaha John Watt, Calgary is very crowded in a sense around Stampede time. Luckily I avoid it like the plague, cowboy hats dont appeal to me. Drum beats are very interesting to me, they seem to pulse up from the bottom of my vision and make me feel like I am almost touching pulsing water at times. Also Montefalco, I've found that blues are very common and present in music for me. I find it by far my favorite color =)

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    There are quite a few composers that suffered from Synesthesia such as Duke Ellington, Franz Liszt, Rimsky Korsakov, Olivier Messiaen, and as Gilles said there are different forms, smell and numbers for starters and in all walks of life, science as well as art.
    Here endeth the first lesson, sorry about that kind sirs


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    risible I tells ya, risible!
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    risible I tells ya, risible!
    Are you seeing red David

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    uh... yeah... you know those moving colors that sometimes go with online music?
    What if you get right into watching those, getting mesmerized all the time?
    Is that something different and what would you call it?
    oh yeah... Mesmer... that's right... sorry...

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    David may have the blues

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    When I hear the intro song "Good Ole Boys" from The Dukes of Hazzard,
    I usually see a fast orange color.
    When "The Theme from Hill Street Blues" starts I still look over my shoulder for flashing red lights.
    "Kind of Blue" always makes me wish I was kind of black.
    When "the night I was born the moon turned a fiery red", I just turned a little red.
    When I think red, white and blue, I think red, white and blew you away too,
    and that's associated with lots of very loud sounds and colors.
    Hearing Nickleback reminds me of the moonlit glow of the giant nickel in Sudbury.

    Eddie Van Halen? They said brown tone. I heard brown tone. I smelled brown tone.

    Lighthouse's music didn't inspire colors, they just lit up the whole house.
    Pink Floyd did get me thinking pink, just before "The House from Big Pink".
    Hearing Sade affects me differently with food, wanting to chew on some tootsie rolls.
    "As you can see, in this case my yellow is not so mellow, in fact I'm willing to say it's"
    Last edited by John Watt; Aug-20-2010 at 07:38.

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    Some people say that Scriabin had synesthesia as well, however although he did incorporate colour into some of his music his 'strand' of synesthesia is too logical to be very likely. Then again, Scriabin was somewhat mad.

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    hahaha sometimes I wonder If I may be mad also

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