Paul Erlich wrote...

> the errors in harmonics above 18 can

> be both larger than 7 cents and can

> lead to inconsistencies with JI

Dan Stearns:

> although I find it very easy to memorize

> one main set of three symbols (the �arrow�,

> �half-arrow�, and �square root�), learning to

> _confidently navigate_ approximate eight

> and a third cent alterations of eighth tones

> is quite another matter indeed!

Paul is (as usual) correct. However,

I should point out that Sims's harmonies

are based on summation and difference

tones, and he expects his performers to

use not just his notation, but also their *ears*,

to adjust their intonation to acheive the

required results. It works for him.

- Monzo

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I was not disagreeing with the statement I quoted from Paul... The bit you

quoted me on is referring to a twenty-fourth tone, 144tET notation...

Dan

-----Original Message-----

From: Joseph L Monzo

>Paul Erlich wrote...

>> the errors in harmonics above 18 can

>> be both larger than 7 cents and can

>> lead to inconsistencies with JI

>

>Dan Stearns:

>> although I find it very easy to memorize

>> one main set of three symbols (the �arrow�,

>> �half-arrow�, and �square root�), learning to

>> _confidently navigate_ approximate eight

>> and a third cent alterations of eighth tones

>> is quite another matter indeed!

>

>Paul is (as usual) correct. However,

>I should point out that Sims's harmonies

>are based on summation and difference

>tones, and he expects his performers to

>use not just his notation, but also their *ears*,

>to adjust their intonation to acheive the

>required results. It works for him.

>

>- Monzo