[Bell Historians] Converting frequencies to notes

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford at t...
Wed Jul 24 17:49:16 BST 2002

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With all this talk of pitch - and the quantity of information already poste=
d - isn't it time someone produced a list of heavy bells in order of pitch,=
with weight as a secondary data element. It would make interesting and use=
ful reading.

I'm not volunteering this time - but my heavy bells list (on the Keltek sit=
e) - should give someone a helpful start

Chris P
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> And while many people might say "But C sharp is the same as D flat", cl=
> some rings of bells are described as one and not the other (e.g. Crippl=
> 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 de=
scribed 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 the=
y seem to by used in a rather arbitrary manner.


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