Re: CHAT: conlang and alternate tuning WAS: from the ashes...
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 14, 2002, 18:53|
--Western A hasn't always been at 440. It was a whole
step lower during Mozart's time.
--- Christophe Grandsire
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> En réponse à Danny Wier <dawier@...>:
> > Just for fun, and this is obviously a concultural
> issue and not
> > conlang-related: the "official" tuning of the
> 53-tone scale used by
> > the
> > (sub)culture, micronation etc. connected with my
> conlang project is made
> > up
> > of these intervals:
> [snip] Wow! That's impressive! Is there a logic in
> the succession of fractions?
> Must there be one (except the concept of Just
> Intonation)? If there is, it must
> a monstruous work to create a new music scale!!!
> > The first and last notes of the scale are the
> equivalent of Western
> > sol/G =
> > 98/196/392 Hz (since the Arabic scale starts at
> that note).
> Does it start exactly at the same note as Western G?
> Or is it just the nearest
> equivalent? I'm still wondering whether the values
> of the Western octave are
> there by chance or if there's a reason behind the
> value 440Hz for the basic A...
> Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else
> play the leading role.