[linux-audio-user] in tune - stupid thread [WAS: Tuning Program or wav files?]

Russell Hanaghan hanaghan at starband.net
Mon Dec 20 03:07:24 EST 2004


John Anderson wrote:

>On Mon, 2004-12-20 at 07:05, Michal Seta wrote:
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>>As it's been pointed out, the 12TET tuning system is incompatible with
>>overtone series of a vibrating string so even the Feiten tuning must
>>be out of tune.  Probably differently and perhaps the differences are
>>actually appealing to some players but still out of tune.
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>I read an article a while back where listening tests showed that most
>people prefer a slightly stretched octave. My guess though is that
>they'll prefer a stretched octave where the beating will correspond to
>their current brainwave frequency. Which when awake is normally 10 - 16
>Hz, IIRC. But that's just a theory right now.
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>>I hope that some day the digital technology will bring us a just
>>intonation guitar that will retune itself depending on which key
>>you're playing in :)  But by then, I will probably go back to acoustic
>>instruments (providing I'm still alive).  For now, I have modified one
>>of my instruments to do just intonation and it's alot of fun.  And I
>>don't play tonal music so modulations to different keys are of no
>>consequence to me :)
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>Heh. No matter which way one looks at the whole conundrum, there's a
>tradeoff to be made. I have an old nylon-string acoustic that I
>unfretted. Playing it isn't too hard, except for some chords. The big
>problem is sustain, which is well, what sustain? This fixes the sustain
>problem, according to the reviews I've read:
>
>http://www.vigierguitars.com/GCatalog/Gve6f.htm
>
>bye
>John
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I'm still going with the "Shutup and play yer guitar" theory.  If I talk 
about my guitars they make nil noise, good, bad or otherwise. If I pick 
one up and spank the plank...even if slightly out of tune but liveable 
to the average yogi bar, then I'm making noise...

as I recall, *that* IS what it's all about. :)

PS: I regret even commenting in the beginning. For musicians...we sure 
spend LOTS of bloody time hovering around computers eh? :)

Cheers
R~


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