Written by Peter Kirn
“High” and “low” pitch are universal, right? Wrong. Try large and small, thick and thin, and among Zimbabwe’s Shona people, even crocodile and … those who follow crocodile. A newly updated online resource is collecting variants.
The online resource, collected by Jon Silpayamanant, is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the diversity of how people conceptualize music across cultures. It might even lead you to challenge your perceptions or design a new interface.
Read the whole thing here: https://cdm.link/2023/11/describing-pitch