>

> I don't think any of these point to the solution to your problem.

> It sounds to me like you're in uncharted, and very interesting,

> territory in trying to devise a JI tuning for bars with inharmonic

> partials.

That is an interesting idea -- devising the tuning based on the available

partials of an inharmonic bar. My approach has been to find a way to tune

the partials to small number ratios in the series.

>

> One suggestion: the partials for an ideal free-free bar are:

> f, 2.76f, 5.41f, 8.94f, 13.35f ....

> This sequence is approximated to within 0.5% by the integer series:

> 9, 25, 49, 81, 121... (the squares of the odd numbers)

> You might try using these integers as starting points for

> your tuning.

I don't understand this idea. I get that the frequency of the fundamental

is multiplied to get the frequency of the partials and that 9*2.76 is just

about 25, etc. How would one begin to develop a tuning based on these

frequencies?

Darren