Musical scales, bell register

Nick Bowden nickwbowden at
Mon Dec 4 13:43:17 GMT 2006

Bickerton, Roderic K (SELEX) (UK) writes:
> Regarding the bell register, why have notes at all?
> Surely the frequencies (Hz) are all that is necessary, and preferably
> all 5.
> Perhaps the register could eventually contain a small sound bite of the
> bell being struck, so that predominance decay and other analysis could
> be done if a researcher wished. 

I prefer to see the notes and ideally the number of cents flat or sharp, 
rather than just the frequency - in the same way with weights as cwt, qrs & 
lbs rather than just lbs or (heaven forbid) kgs.


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