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From: Tom MacIntyre
Subject: Re: Acoustic Feedback reduction
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Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 11:41:55 GMT
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On Wed, 15 Jan 2003 10:54:38 -0000, "Kevin Aylward"
>Don Pearce wrote:
>> On 15 Jan 2003 10:01:15 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Gibbo) wrote:
>>> John Woodgate wrote:
>>>>> Despite Mr Wombat's assertions to the contrary. He's
>>>>> obviously not a musician (or just a very bad one).
>>>> Don't be misled by the poetical language. He usually does know what
>>>> he's talking about, but sometimes could write more clearly. But
>>>> that applies to everyone.
>>> I'm fully aware that Mr Wombat *does* indeed know plenty about audio
>>> but in this case he is wrong. A low E on a double bass will be
>>> roughly a *full* tone sharp with a 5Hz shift and it's own octave
>>> harmonic will be roughly a semitone sharp. The end result is a
>>> single note producing the two most important notes of a major
>>> seventh chord which has a very er "distinctive" sound.
>> Actually, in the case you describe it is an augmented seventh - and
>> founded on the wrong key by a whole tone. VERY distinctive, I would
>> say! The bassist would be almost unable to play - certainly believing
>> his instrument to be out of tune.
>Depends on the bass player:-)
>One of my pet peeves is where those sad misguided soles try and tune by
>using the string harmonic at the fifth fret with the next higher string
>harmonic on the 7th fret. They like to think that they are clever with
>this "advanced" technique, by assuming that these harmonics are the
>same, but they aren't. The standard flattened fifth tuning makes these
>harmonics slightly off by design. I certainly notice the difference once
>the punter strums his chord, but they are usually blissfully unaware.
>SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
>Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
>Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.
Which is why I always tune with octaves. They can, of course use the
octave-fifth harmonics if they know how many beats there should be.
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