hi George,

> From: "gdsecor" <gdsecor@yahoo.com>

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

> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 7:18 AM

> Subject: [tuning-math] Re: a reference pitch (was: A common notation for

JI and ETs)

>

>

> --- In tuning-math@y..., "monz" <monz@a...> wrote:

> >

> > umm ... well ... it only means that "middle-C" is 256 Hz.

> > this would make the 12edo "A" = ~430.5 Hz.

> >

> > it was just my thinking that since this is not too far

> > off from most of the pitch-standards already in use today,

> > it makes more sense as a basis from a logical point of view.

> > we commonly use "C" as the reference anyway instead of "A",

> > so why not simply equate it with 1 Hz?

> >

> > -monz

> > "all roads lead to n^0"

>

> The two main obstacles are 1) getting wind instruments to

> play in tune

but that's the case regardless of what intonational or

notational paradigm is in use.

> and 2) getting others to accept this. I have a feeling

> that the second one is the more formidable obstacle.

>

> --George

yeah, well ... unfortunately, that's my feeling too.

but it's encouraging to me that (as i've already said)

several people have written to me or the tuning list

saying that they were adopting my C = 1 Hz standard.

my hope is that the logic of my choice will ultimately

win out. if it doesn't happen, then i guess it doesn't

really matter all that much after all.

-monz

"all roads lead to n^0"