Lucy tuning

nigelsdtaylor nigeltaylor at
Thu Oct 15 20:30:51 BST 2009

I must confess that this is not a system that I would wish to use for bells. As I have stated elsewhere, it is best suited for playing music in minor key. The major thirds are flat of a pure 3rd, and the leading notes are very flat. Lucy tuning falls between Salinas' 1/3rd comma meantone, and Zarlino's 2/7 comma. 

Personally, if I wanted to play in all 24 keys equally well, I would use 19-notes to an octave 1/4 comma meantone. I tune my own keyboard instrument in a modified meantone, which allows me to play in most keys.

I think that extreme tunings would not please the majority of ringers, particularly flat major 3rds and very large semitones!!

Nigel Taylor


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