[Bell Historians] Nominal or hum

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl at 0Ar02isWfbit21u9t80VSnpbBVV3k3VVIqaQsYEj-m6ROOrYO0Khna0GGOONhbYw73wYYk3NbjTst5lbjQ.yahoo.invalid
Tue Apr 15 17:04:42 BST 2008

The arguments for both methods of measuring/recording the pitch of 
bells certainly have merit.  But I cannot see any merit in switching 
methods in mid-instrument, especially since Bill Hibbert's work shows 
that the perceptual transition point is likely to be different for 
different people.

Pick one system to use for all the bells in the instrument, and live 
with the fact that it may not be optimal for the entire range.

Carl Scott Zimmerman, Campanologist
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