[Bell Historians] Musical scales

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford.t21 at f6t35xyYUq4ocSwp4IWjsV_MQnebgJRpcMKu67LCJXH7FOj3cXPhRMcFSU22mSMyzedGK4YvdiMrm4oKA7_4Ck7btrLHniA.yahoo.invalid
Thu Dec 7 14:03:29 GMT 2006

Conclusions seem to be being drawn on the basis of majority of views expressed, so I'm adding my penny-worth as a representative of the hitherto silent.

Figures alone are not meaningful to me. I want to see notes. But we need frequencies in order to determine the nearest note (i.e. if it's F#+49 it's F# not G - and thats fine) - and to an agreed pitch standard (presumable A=440)

With regard to correct terminology for each of the major scales, I would find it useful to have definitive list of how notes should be expressed within the major scale for rings in each key - i.e. if the keynote is F#, E flat or whatever, then what should the other notes in the scale be called. Is this something that could be included on one of the websites (perhaps Bill Hibbert's) for guidance?

In other words, I want frequencies for accuracy but I also want these expressed as notes "to the nearest semitone" and in a form appropriate to the stated keynote. 

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