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Re: 'A' note tuning range

Postby Wonks » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:21 pm

But the A440 is no more. It once ran from Pershore to Great Malvern but in the '60s became downgraded. Some is now part of the A4104 and most of the rest is now the B4211.
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Re: 'A' note tuning range

Postby zenguitar » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:10 am

So we are agreed, the new standard tuning reference is B4211. All that's required is to come up with some hippy-dippy antiquarian reference to 'justify' the new standard.

And some healthy licensing fees from Wonk's, or should I say our, copyright. ;)

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Re: 'A' note tuning range

Postby Logarhythm » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:18 am

zenguitar wrote:So we are agreed, the new standard tuning reference is B4211. All that's required is to come up with some hippy-dippy antiquarian reference to 'justify' the new standard.

If we divide Avogadro's number by 4211 we get precisely 143009756827356922346.23604844455.
I'm pretty sure this means that the Wonks Tuning System, as it shall henceforth be known, has a firm basis in science? :beamup:
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Re: 'A' note tuning range

Postby Folderol » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:22 am

Also 4 + 2 + 1 + 1 = 8, the number of 'notes' in a octave, so I think we're really on to something significant here :bouncy:
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Re: 'A' note tuning range

Postby Sam Inglis » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:34 am

I happened on a copy of Helmholtz's On the Sensations of Tone in a second-hand bookshop recently. One of the appendices is a very long table of the measured A pitch of various instruments and tuning forks from around Europe -- mostly pipe organs -- and the variation is amazing. The lowest one I spotted was something like 396Hz and the highest was well above 460Hz.
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