Frazz by Jef Mallett

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  1. Tirasmol

    Tirasmol said, over 1 year ago

    hah cute

  2. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Woops, an octave would be 8 notes and would be A-H.
    Late nite Jef?

  3. QuiteDragon

    QuiteDragon said, over 1 year ago

    “Lettered Bubbles”??? Don’t get it. All I can think of is either a test in comic book form or a well-educated stripper.

  4. Tubbycat

    Tubbycat said, over 1 year ago

    Just like a week has 7 days and not 8 (monday to monday) a scale can be said to have 7 notes: a h (really b) c d e f g and then back to a, which we won’t count as it is a, only an octave higher.

  5. QuiteDragon

    QuiteDragon said, over 1 year ago

    @QuiteDragon

    The little circles you fill in with pencils. Ah, that was obvious. Too early.

  6. Rspauld411

    Rspauld411 said, over 1 year ago

    Fill in with a #2 pencil.

  7. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ewaldoh, @Tubbycat: actually there is a good case for saying an octave is eight notes, not seven. It’s because the relationship of sound frequency to notes is a logarithmic progression, not an arithmetic one. In an arithmetic progression like counting, it makes sense to say a decade is 0-9, and the next decade is 10-19, etc. But in a logarithmic progression, each octave represents an exact doubling of frequency, so one octave would be, for instance, A (440HZ) to A(880 Hz), and the next octave would be A(880Hz) to A(1760 Hz) and so on. Yes, this makes it a bit weird when you realize you’ll be singing fifteen notes (not sixteen) when rising two octaves, but that’s the way it works for logarithmic progressions.

  8. Ronald Davis

    Ronald Davis said, over 1 year ago

    @Ewal Doh

    Music has what we computing types call a “fencepost problem”. (If you want a fence 50 metres long with a post every 2 metres, how many fenceposts do you need?) Thus, for example, a third plus a third yields a fifth.

  9. MikeFromMichigan

    MikeFromMichigan GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Reminds me of the old Kudor Vocational Inventory test, hundreds of ‘Would you rather dance in front of people or rope cattle’, ‘would you rather pilot a fighter plane or serve dinner’ type questions. .About 20-30 pages of that. A classmate changed his occupational preference on each page so they made him take it over again. He’s a very successful lawyer today. Oh, we ALL felt it was a total waste.

  10. Lektio

    Lektio said, over 1 year ago

    @MikeFromMichigan

    I’ve taken something like that. My results said I should be a psychiatrist or a lawyer…
    I hate people, have an immense disdain for the courts, and have a mental disorder that makes it almost impossible to read other people’s emotions.
    Not exactly the world’s most reliable test.

  11. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 1 year ago

    standardized test are useless. now, we are teaching kids not education, but study for the test. and, it doesn’t really mean anything for next level of education. i knew a girl who got a perfect on sat, full ride at mit. but, she quit after 1 year, so she can get married, and no more full ride.

  12. Allan Reini

    Allan Reini said, over 1 year ago

    Not to dredge up THIS tired, old debate again, but taking a test sideways like that, just for the fun of it, seems like something a young Calvin would do, too. Sans music, of course.

  13. Editer63

    Editer63 said, over 1 year ago

    And we’ve seen Caulfield using the bubbles to make pointillist art.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    One of the things that geniuses and creative people do is to take something then do something very different with it. Like what Frazz did with the multiple choice questionnaire.

  15. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ronald Davis

    Depends on what is in the fifth.
    I’d prefer Irish..

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