Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 13:33:46 -

Author: --- "Dr. Richard Tarara"

Subject: Re: Tuning forks

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A quote from Culver's "Musical Acoustics"---"Some scientific =
manufacturers once adopted a standard of 256 Hz for middle C, but =
musicians ignored it."

rwt

Richard W. Tarara
Professor of Physics
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, Indiana

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----- Original Message -----=20
From: Gordon Shepherd=20
To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu=20
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2011 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: [tap-l] Tuning forks


I believe the CRC book has the different scales that have evolved =
separately like the metric/English systems. Very interesting!
Hope all is well with you Michelle! -Gordon

On 4/7/2011 12:52 PM, Machele Kindle wrote:=20
This is something I've never figured out. As a musician, A4 is =
440Hz. But, it is common to get sets of tuning forks where A4 is =
declared to be 426.6Hz (making C4 256Hz and C5 512Hz =3D entire series =
is flat). This annoys me to no end. I'm sure there's some logical =
explanation... anyone know?

Chele


Machele Kindle
Assistant Professor
Bridgemont Community & Technical College
608 Davis Hall
619 2nd Avenue
Montgomery, WV 25136
304-734-6679

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For in the end, we will conserve only what we love.
We will love only what we understand.
We will understand only what we are taught.=20
- Baba Dioum


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A quote from Culver's "Musical =
Acoustics"---"Some=20
scientific manufacturers once adopted a standard of 256 Hz for middle C, =
but=20
musicians ignored it."

rwt

Richard W. TararaProfessor of =
PhysicsSaint=20
Mary's CollegeNotre Dame, Indiana

*******************************************Free=20
Physics Instructional Softwarewww.saintmarys.=
edu/~rtarara/software.htmlNew=20
'Hi-Def' versions being posted as=20
completed.********************************************

----- Original Message -----
From:=20
Gordon =
Shepherd=20

To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2011 =
1:23=20
PM
Subject: Re: [tap-l] Tuning =
forks
I believe the CRC book has the different scales that =
have=20
evolved separately like the metric/English systems. Very =
interesting!Hope=20
all is well with you Michelle! -GordonOn 4/7/2011 12:52 PM, =
Machele=20
Kindle wrote:=20


This is something I've never figured out. As a musician, A4 is =
440Hz.=20
But, it is common to get sets of tuning forks where A4 is declared =
to be=20
426.6Hz (making C4 256Hz and C5 512Hz =3D entire series is flat). =
This annoys=20
me to no end. I'm sure there's some logical explanation... anyone=20
know?

Chele



Machele Kindle
Assistant Professor
Bridgemont Community & Technical =
College608=20
Davis Hall
619 2nd Avenue
Montgomery, WV=20
25136304-734-6679



For in the end, we will conserve only what =
we=20
love.
We will love=20
only what we understand.
We will=20
understand only what we are taught.
- Baba=20
Dioum


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