[Bell Historians] Digest Number 176

j.greenhough at w... j.greenhough at w...
Wed Sep 11 11:26:51 BST 2002

no, it really is a different pitch, albeit very slightly (hence equal
temperament is a good approximation)

On Wed, 11 Sep 2002, Mike Chester wrote:

> > Yes, there is a subtle difference.  However, remember that the
> subtle
> > difference changes depending on what key you are playing in!  So a
> C# played
> > in the key of G sounds different to a C# played in Bb, which sounds
> > different to a Db played in G, which sounds different to a Db
> played in Bb,
> > and so on for all the other keys.
> >
> Surely it is not the note itself that is sounding different; it just
> that its relationship to the other notes that surround it changes our
> perception of it in terms of, say, standing out as it would not
> normally occur within a given key.
> Mike
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