[Bell Historians] Converting frequencies to notes

David Bryant djb122 at y...
Fri Jul 12 13:33:26 BST 2002

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> And while many people might say "But C sharp is the same as D flat", clea=
> some rings of bells are described as one and not the other (e.g. Crippleg=
> is D flat). There may be 12 pitches on a piano, but there are 21 on a
> violin.

The trouble is that there is absolutely no consistency. Some rings are desc=
ribed as one or the other, and some as one only. Db could indicate nearer t=
o D and C# nearer to C, but in practice as far as bells are concerned they =
seem to by used in a rather arbitrary manner.

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