Bell pitches

Dickon Love at ...
Tue Jun 14 14:11:14 BST 2005

Nick Bowden:
> Surely it would make more sense to refer to a tenor slightly flat 
of c# 
> as C#. If it was slightly sharp of C# then refer to it as Db.

Quite right. This is what I meant.

> Presumably Thomas Young's tuning system had lots of 
> stretched octaves!

Nigel Taylor:
> No! it follows the usual well-temperament rules...

I think you missed Richard's drole remark - about Thomas Young being 
the creator of Young's Modulus (that parameter of elasticity). Gave 
me a chuckle rather than the usual groan encouraged by Richard's wit!



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