Notes determine duration and pitch of a sound. Knowing that, and knowing that the human voice is an instrument in itself, how would you feel if the only way to speak was to notate out each word, sentence, phrase, or paragraph?
One approach to this would be to examine how the allocation of notation to each word, sentence, phrase or paragraph would change speech. Pitch and sound are important to musical timing, this helps to create a concert of sounds and cooperation amongst instruments. The voice being used as an instrument in speech would open up interpretations to everyday speech such as in music. Pitch and tempo are important to the tone or feeling from a piece of music. The notation of speech would create a new facet to speech that would ultimately develop another level of interpretation. The notation would change the understanding of persuasion and rhetoric by differentiating between which types of notations communication certain messages just as in music. Music can be gloomy or bright, this would transform speech into a similar effect. A song-like approach to speech would transform public speaking (politics, lectures, media) in ways that would alter communication as a whole. Speech would be profoundly more dynamic and rely heavily on pitch and tempo and duration to parcel out analysis and connotations of words. New interpretations of words and phrases and colloquialisms would emerge and ultimately language as a whole would be changed.
Mar 25th, 2015
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