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July 26, 2011

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John Dunn

This issue is utterly without solution and it puts pianists and violinists are perpetual odds with each other. Violinists like perfect intrervals (perfect fifth ratio of 1.500:1), but pianists are constrainted to tempered intervals.

At one local gathering of the Quartet Society, I have been told, one violinist called out to the sky above: Pythagoras! Where are you when we need you???"

Chris Paul

It used to be that instrument makers in the 17th century actually made keyboards with notes of the same name but slightly different pitches, to be used depending on what other notes were struck at the same time. (What a mess!)

Our trip to the well tempered scale is not well documented historically, but seemed to involve at least one Chinese prince, Western mathematicians, and that musical genius J.S. Bach.

Jacksonville Electrician

Thank you for such a informative blog. Where else could anyone get that kind of information written in such an incite full way? I have a project that I am just now working on, and I have been looking for such info.

peter van der wurff

i intend to filter all the notes, i.e. one signal out of the filter gives me the do and a bit around it, the next signal gives me the re, the next a mi and so forth, so a bit like a speaker box with hi, medium and low speakers, but now much more detailed. where do I get such a filter?

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