[Bell Historians] Musical scales, bell register

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl at -CkTVJz77995EXvVSpfbtJFfnFuXDtcZwUYVFusN0h-wV0saZpjuBvDWzA-UksDH_8LC31UouK4.yahoo.invalid
Thu Dec 7 03:40:25 GMT 2006

The words you quoted from me were not arguing against the inclusion 
of frequency data, but against your rationale for the omission of 
note names.  Disputing whether the people who are more comfortable 
with frequency values outnumber the people who are more comfortable 
with note names is pointless.  The fact is that omitting note names 
would disenfranchise a significant portion of the potential users, 
just as omitting frequencies would disenfranchise a different 
significant portion.  Both are needed in the bell register.

At 08:36 +0000 06/12/06, Bickerton, Roderic K \(SELEX\) \(UK\) wrote:
>It is possible that more ringers come from engineering and scientific
>background than music which would leave the statement below open to
>Many musicians are happy with frequency and tuning forks generally have
>the frequency stamped on them.
>Frequencies are a recorded historical fact from which notes, (which are
>completely useless for any accurate historical record,) can be
>automatically by the computer.
>"Because note names are far more meaningful to people than frequencies
>are. People are, after all, the ultimate users of the information


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