|Another place to look for scaling characteristics in music is in the set of pitch values for a given composition.
If examination reveals a power law relationship between a note's pitch and the total number of such pitches, then we can, in a similar fashion to durations, establish that a scaling phenomenon exists.
|Here is an example.|
|Our first log-log plot does not suggest a scaling relation.|
|Appropriately binning the data gives a better indication of a scaling relation.|
|Here is a color map of the pitch distribution.|
|Here is another example.|
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