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Joseph Pehrson wrote:

> Dunno. Maybe it's best to keep things running like they are until

> there are "complaints" even though the vote indicated otherwise.

> After all, there were lots of abstentions...

How about insisting that, as the list already exists, an absolute majority

of the Tuning List is required to vote it away? Then, the overwhelming

number of people who don't bother to vote are sure to carry the day!

Graham

--- In tuning-math@y..., graham@m... wrote:

> In-Reply-To: <9fjjpo+t5e1@e...>

> Joseph Pehrson wrote:

>

> > Dunno. Maybe it's best to keep things running like they are

until

> > there are "complaints" even though the vote indicated otherwise.

> > After all, there were lots of abstentions...

>

> How about insisting that, as the list already exists, an absolute

majority

> of the Tuning List is required to vote it away? Then, the

overwhelming

> number of people who don't bother to vote are sure to carry the day!

>

> Graham

That's pretty funny, Graham. I can see you're good at "politics"

too... (!!)

Looks like the "Math List" won!

___________ ________ ________

Joseph Pehrson

--- In tuning-math@y..., graham@m... wrote:

> How about insisting that, as the list already exists, an absolute

majority

> of the Tuning List is required to vote it away? Then, the

overwhelming

> number of people who don't bother to vote are sure to carry the day!

How about recognising that there's nothing democratic about it. If

Paul wants to post to it he will. If Paul refuses to discuss certain

topics with me on the main list, I am forced to post here too. Cest la

vie. But I'd still like it combined with Harmonic Entropy.

Regards,

-- Dave Keenan

> How about recognising that there's nothing democratic about it.

Right!

> If Paul wants to post to it he will. If Paul refuses to discuss

> certain topics with me on the main list, I am forced to post here

> too. Cest la vie. But I'd still like it combined with Harmonic

> Entropy.

I agree about the fusion (I did suggest it, after all). But also,

Dave, I'd ask you to consider the general issue of seperation again.

I used to be opposed to it -- in fact I was quite opposed to the

creation of the harmonic entropy list. But that was back in the

good old days of merely 1000 posts/month. The volume on the main

list now supports a seperation, in my opinion.

Math is a logical seperation. It frees up the main list for things

like info on synthesizers, instrument building, album reviews, and

concert information. This is something we need, and after all the

complaining about the math it is something we should get.

-Carl

--- In tuning-math@y..., carl@l... wrote:

> I agree about the fusion (I did suggest it, after all). But also,

> Dave, I'd ask you to consider the general issue of seperation again.

>

> I used to be opposed to it -- in fact I was quite opposed to the

> creation of the harmonic entropy list. But that was back in the

> good old days of merely 1000 posts/month. The volume on the main

> list now supports a seperation, in my opinion.

>

> Math is a logical seperation. It frees up the main list for things

> like info on synthesizers, instrument building, album reviews, and

> concert information. This is something we need, and after all the

> complaining about the math it is something we should get.

Ok. But possibly apart from reviews, how do you discuss any of these

things without math? How much math is too much?

The blackjack guitar design on the tuning list is getting pretty

heavily mathematical. Should I move it to the tuning-math list now and

split the thread over two archives?

-- Dave Keenan

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: Dave Keenan <D.KEENAN@UQ.NET.AU>

> To: <tuning-math@yahoogroups.com>

> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2001 10:16 PM

> Subject: [tuning-math] Re: True nature of tuning-math

>

> The blackjack guitar design on the tuning list is getting pretty

> heavily mathematical. Should I move it to the tuning-math list now and

> split the thread over two archives?

*There's* the drawback of having separate lists.

Here's the policy I've been following: if a thread on the big

tuning list (or actually, on any of the others) suddenly starts

showing signs of math, I post any response to it which contains

more math to this list. In other words, one post with lightweight

math is the limit on any other list. If it requires any

further math, it goes here. That way as soon as the discussion

turns mathematical, it stays on this list and all one needs

to have to follow it is a single quote of the original post

containing the math... and the other tuning lists are spared

all but the most elementary math.

I really think this procedure will keep the largest number

of people the happiest.

-monz

http://www.monz.org

"All roads lead to n^0"

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> The blackjack guitar design on the tuning list is getting pretty

> heavily mathematical. Should I move it to the tuning-math list now

> and split the thread over two archives?

Don't split it. I don't think we need to pick hairs here (yuck!),

I just think starting scale-theory and h.e. discussions here and

then reporting back to the main list is a good idea.

>Ok. But possibly apart from reviews, how do you discuss any of

>these things without math? How much math is too much?

I don't think the existence of tuning-math should mean no math on

the main list, by any means. No amount is too much. It's the

topic that I would use as a guiding principle.

There are plenty of things that can be discussed without math.

How do I use Finale to get microtonal accidentals? How can I

retune my old piano and get good results? I made some ear

training tapes I can swap. They came up with a great scale on

tuning-math... what sort of composition techniques is it suited

to? How can I get grant money to make a microtonal guitar? Does

anybody have Joe's phone number? I came up with a nifty chord

progression. Did Bach ever really meet Werkmeister? . . .

-Carl

--- In tuning-math@y..., carl@l... wrote:

> I don't think we need to pick hairs here (yuck!),

> I just think starting scale-theory and h.e. discussions here and

> then reporting back to the main list is a good idea.

>

> I don't think the existence of tuning-math should mean no math on

> the main list, by any means. No amount is too much. It's the

> topic that I would use as a guiding principle.

>

> There are plenty of things that can be discussed without math.

> How do I use Finale to get microtonal accidentals? How can I

> retune my old piano and get good results? I made some ear

> training tapes I can swap. They came up with a great scale on

> tuning-math... what sort of composition techniques is it suited

> to? How can I get grant money to make a microtonal guitar? Does

> anybody have Joe's phone number? I came up with a nifty chord

> progression. Did Bach ever really meet Werkmeister? . . .

Ok. You convinced me. :-)