JI and ET tuning how many cents?
- Subject: JI and ET tuning how many cents?
- From: "Blunt White" <playharp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 17:58:27 -0500
I am interested in the List's comments and suggestions for good tuning
patterns and compromises for JI and ET. I am a blues player and have found
the following pattern to work for me. I start with a base of A441. The
draw 2 and 4 holes are tuned a little sharp to allow for the drop in pitch
due to the throat and diaphragm vibrato of the blues playing style. I have
listed the hole number, and then the cents away from 0. The first number is
the blow note followed by the draw.
1 +10 +10
2 +4 +14
3 +10 +4
4 +10 +14
5 +4 -5
6 +10 +5
7 +10 +4
8 +4 +14
9 +10 0
10 +10 +10
For me this pattern produces a nice draw shimmer with hole 5 and a pleasant
start for draw bending on hole 3. The OB of hole 5 also sounds OK. I think
this pattern is a blend between JI and ET, but I am not strong on music
theory. I have tuned some harps to the old Marine Band JI tuning per the
Rick Epping harp L post and hole 5 draw and hole 3 draw are just to flat for
me especially in third.
Appreciate your comments.
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