[Smt-talk] Car names

Michael Morse mwmorse at bell.net
Fri Jul 27 06:25:39 PDT 2012

There is a Mazda 1, though; in Europe, it's known as the Mazda Ursatz, "the car of nature."

From: fsamarot at indiana.edu
To: caplin at music.mcgill.ca; smt-talk at societymusictheory.org
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:10:18 +0000
Subject: Re: [Smt-talk] Car names

Re: [Smt-talk] Car names

We recently bought a Mazda 5, obviously a reference to scale degree numbers. We also liked the Mazda 3, and found it difficult to decide between the two. (The company does not make a Mazda 8, perhaps
 it should.)

Curiously, the car does equally well uphill and downhill.


Frank Samarotto

Associate Professor of Music Theory

Jacobs School of Music

Indiana University Bloomington


On 7/23/12 12:27 PM, "William Caplin" <caplin at music.mcgill.ca> wrote:

> What do you all make of the latest trend of Asian car manufacturers naming

> their cars after musical terms?


> We already have Hyundai's "Sonata" and "Accent" (two of my own major areas of 

> research).  Then there's Kia's "Rondo."  And just today I read about a new 

> electric car from China named "Coda."  (I suppose a "Cadence" can't be too far 

> in the future.)  


> Clearly there's a prestige factor associated with music in Asia that doesn't 

> seem to resonate with North American or European makers.  


> Have I missed others?  


> Wishing you all a pleasant summer!


> Bill



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