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Old 01-07-2021, 06:08 PM
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When I think of certain chords, I associate them with colors. D Major chord is Green, A Major chord is blue, etc... not sure where these colors are coming from. Do any of you associate chords with colors?
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Old 01-07-2021, 06:13 PM
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Yes, A is red, E is blue, D is white, F is brown, G is gold, B is blue-green. I feel silly writing this...
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Old 01-07-2021, 06:16 PM
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You'll want to look up synaesthesia.

It's a real thing.
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Old 01-07-2021, 06:18 PM
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Default Does anyone else see chords as colors?

There was a relatively recent (2017) thread concerning synesthesia.
Here’s a link:

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=553308

Apparently many people do see colors, sense smells, or have “special synesthesia” when it comes to music.

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Old 01-07-2021, 07:01 PM
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Wow! I thought it was just me! I’ve tried to explain this to family members, but they just look at me like like I have a 3rd eye.

I noticed it a long time ago, don’t remember how long.

Weird, isn’t it?

Only I see/feel different colors than you guys. I suppose it’s different for each person?

So glad you posted this - I thought I was a freak.
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Old 01-07-2021, 07:06 PM
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When I think of certain chords, I associate them with colors. D Major chord is Green, A Major chord is blue, etc... not sure where these colors are coming from. Do any of you associate chords with colors?
I thought it was just the "flashbacks" they warned me about in the 70's!
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This is wild! I've never associated chords with colors and seems so strange
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Old 01-07-2021, 07:23 PM
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I read about synaesthesia years ago and thought it would be a really nice "condition" to have. Check out Oliver Sachs' books if you're interested in it.
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Old 01-07-2021, 07:24 PM
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I have a son with this condition, every note's a different color or shade.
Coincidentally, he's an amazing, multi talented musician.
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Old 01-07-2021, 07:32 PM
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Sound Synesthesia is when a piece of music evokes the perception of shapes, colors, and movements. It is also called Chromosthesia.

Also check out https://www.oliversacks.com/books-by.../musicophilia/

My favorite chapter is: "Papa Blows His Nose In G"
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Old 01-07-2021, 07:36 PM
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You'll want to look up synaesthesia.

It's a real thing.
I always thought this was such a universal experience, and so intimately personal, that I never thought to mention it to anyone.
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Old 01-07-2021, 07:47 PM
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This is fascinating to me...and I have nothing of this sort!

So if you see a C chord as green for example, do you also see the root C as the same color of green? Do you see each individual note as a color, or just chords? Is a C# a slightly different shade of green or is it a completely different color.

Fascinating.
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Old 01-07-2021, 08:08 PM
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Sound Synesthesia is when a piece of music evokes the perception of shapes, colors, and movements...My favorite chapter is "Papa Blows His Nose In G"
Sounds like something James Brown would have sung at Woodstock (cue guitar rhythm and rimshot here):

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Old 01-07-2021, 08:15 PM
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Yes, A is red, E is blue, D is white, F is brown, G is gold, B is blue-green. I feel silly writing this...

Your response made me smile!
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Old 01-07-2021, 08:29 PM
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Do individual notes have any sort of color? What about more complex chords? Do the colors “blend” together?
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