**From:** Maru Dubshinki (*marudubshinki@gmail.com*)

**Date:** Fri Feb 04 2005 - 06:02:57 MST

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I'd think that good music is a least a little convergent on several

(somewhere under a quadrillion perhaps :)?, whereas there are so many

possible music pieces, most of which are bad, there would be many

types of bad music. And maybe the ideal degradation algorithm would

be the inverse of the enhancement but I doubt it: going uphill is

different from going downhill, same's integration is different from

differentiation. A randomizing algorithm would do fairly well

degrading, but the inverse wouldn't upgrading.

~Maru

On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 20:29:51 +1300 (NZDT), Marc Geddes

<marc_geddes@yahoo.co.nz> wrote:

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*> Questions: What would the difference between the
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*> 'degradation algorithm' and the 'enhancement
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*> algorithm' be? Would the degradation algorithm simply
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*> be the opposite of the enhancement algorithm? How
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*> many different 'types' of musical degradation are
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there do you think? (Is there is finite number of

*> different possible ways in which you could 'degrade' a
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*> given piece of music or an infinite number of
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*> different possible ways)? Now how many different
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*> 'types' of musical enhancement are there? (Is there a
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*> finite number of different possible ways in which you
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*> could 'enhance' a given piece of music or an infinite
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*> number of different possible ways)?
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