[Bell Historians] Converting frequencies to notes

LOVE, Dickon DrLove at s...
Fri Jul 12 14:00:55 BST 2002

"The trouble is that there is absolutely no consistency. Some rings are
described as one or the other, and some as one only. Db could indicate
nearer to 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."

I know that the practice is arbitrary locally, but we are talking about
exact pitches here, so it needn't be. I wonder what grid today's foundries
use. I guess that they work on a standard 13 note chromatic scale, similar
to that used by Bill. Is Andrew Higson on this list?


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