[Bell Historians] Non-Standard Tuning

David Bryant david at b...
Mon Feb 16 10:48:29 GMT 2004

> I think we have already established that the word "minor" is very
> ambiguous!!! You can use the term minor for all if you like, but it doesn't
> tell you the scale without making some assumptions. I prefer Aeolian,
> Harmonic Minor or Melodic Minor in the first instance (as these are the most
> understood). I would suggest that, whilst accurate, the use of the term
> "locrian #2" is perhaps not the most helpful!

True, given that the majority of ringers (members of this list excepted!) know very little about bells. How many tower captains could tell you they keynote of their ring, I wonder?

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