Regarding the pointless fact of “Most toilets flush in E-Flat”, no one be offended. I will just wander, ironically, through the interrelationships of concepts, words, musical notes, my musically inoperative mind, and the location of these patterns in the different octaves through the record of experiences of a failed musician.
“Most of the toilets work on E-Flat,” I was curious. So much so that I had to listen to it in real life; although I consider myself deaf to the tone.
As a result, my curiosity made my husband question me if there were any problems with the toilets in the house. “Why do you keep rinsing non-stop? Is there a problem with the pipes?”
I am a chicken. I didn’t give him a direct answer. “I don’t know,” I mumbled, “I’m trying to figure something out.”
Fortunately, he did not insist. “Let me know if something is wrong,” he murmured absently, clicking on his true love, the TV remote.
I blushed again, thinking about the procedure thoroughly. I tried to enjoy the sound while remembering works in E-flat. Beethoven’s E-flat major sonata, the first movement dominated by three descending notes, repeating the motif with expression of feeling throughout the sonata, but then, Beethoven is like that. However, I did not hear Beethoven here in the bathroom cistern.
Think in chords, I told myself. I had a piano teacher who was educated in France. He never referred to the notes as A, B, C, etc., but called them strange names like do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, which amplified my musical inability.
Speaking of playing an instrument, I still wonder, what for? Isn’t it much easier to listen to music on the CD player? If the time had come and I had been the ambitious type, then I would probably want to stand in front of the real music makers, the instrument players, and perform in a big way, swinging a stick in the air. Who in this world doesn’t want to feel important?
Despite all my musical disabilities, I eventually learned to appreciate major chords as I am a positive person, even when it comes to playing the piano. Also, I loved the C major chord. Besides sounding happy, playing the C major chord was easy. However, not the minor keys and E flat major.
My teacher probably would have called E-Flat major mee beh-mole. When the correct pattern of whole and half steps is achieved, the E-flat major scale contains three flats, B-flat, E-flat, and A-flat. All these shots, which make me think of the slums, give the scale a low tone, slightly solemn, but still happier than the minor chords.
Many symphonies in E-flat major are strong with sad passages in the middle. Sibelius Symphony number 5 or Haydn’s Drum Roll, even better Shostakovich. I adore any symphony that begins with great enthusiasm and energy and reaches the heart without beating around the bush. However, I do not like loud noise as authoritative, but loud enough with energy. I like short fantasies in between to break the monotony and add color. Hey, maybe I didn’t become a pianist, but don’t you think I at least mastered the lingo?
At one point in my experiments with redness, after thinking about symphony, I turned on the faucet and drummed my fingers on the bathroom counter. No, not quite. I didn’t really hear the E-Flat.
At that moment, I remembered an article in my son’s archeology magazine. Unlike his mother, my son has a good ear and plays the guitar fluently. The article said that archaeologists had unearthed a prehistoric musical instrument or rather the tubes of such an instrument in Ireland. Initial experiments had shown that one of the notes these tubes generated was E-flat. “E-Flat is a common shade for many ancient Irish horns,” the article wrote.
Yes, Irish music … after all, wasn’t Irish music aristocratic, assertive, and yet sad at times? I googled “Irish Music E-Flat”. This had more to do with socio-musicology, if there is such a thing, or perhaps with musico-sociological factors, but I think I found something here.
Probably, I had not heard the E-Flat due to my deafness or my lack of knowledge, but the words, I could recognize them. They were suggestive. They had a bounce and a swirl.
This is what I found: “Give us a minute.” Traditional Irish Bagpipe Ireland Jig E flat major and
the Irish bagpipe ballad “The Water is wide” in E flat major. They took care of the water and pipes and it takes a full minute to unload. I know, because I timed it.
In another article found on Google, it said: “It doesn’t matter what key the music is written in, but the range of the instrument is important … Some instruments are built in E-flat, such as E-flat. Trumpet, clarinet, E-flat, and saxophone Eb “.
Inside my mind, I added “E-Flat Comfortable” to the list. Well why not? Isn’t it a fact that “most toilets work on E-Flat”?