What does laughter look like when you write it out in musical notation?

25 January 2016, 12:59

laughter in musical notation

A clever person has notated exactly what laughter looks like in musical form, and it’s surprisingly difficult to play.

Kathy Jensen is a saxophonist with a mildly terrifying laugh. (That’s not her, pictured above, FYI.)

And what’s the best thing to do with that laugh? Why, see if you can turn it into an actual, playable bit of musical notation, obviously.

This is what it looks and sounds like:

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