Re: Pitch, XB-40 & whatever - was: XB40 retuning

>Despite my own fondness for Just Intonation, I can't think of anything
>more boring to play each and every note with the same fixed value,
>however "perfectly tuned" those values might be. Expressiveness for me
>involves deliberately moving towards and away from those points of
>maximum consonance to introduce tension and relaxation.
>  -- Pat

It doesn't really matter in this particular debate whether you're a 
"supporter" of Just, equal or "something in-between" (and, believe it or 
not, and I've said it before, I CAN hear what's not quite right about 12tET 
- - it's just that everyone I play with uses one of those tuners that gives 
equal as default, so I breathe the polluted air!  I also play melodies with 
single notes in several positions - modes -  on the same harp in medleys).  
Whatever tuning you have consciously or unconsciously chosen - the latter in 
most cases I suspect - when it comes to such a flexible instrument as the 
harmonica, it's just somewhere to hang your expressive hat.  We'll be judged 
on the music we make.


.Want more than the blues?  Try Irish!

Express yourself with cool new emoticons

This archive was generated by a fusion of Pipermail 0.09 (Mailman edition) and MHonArc 2.6.8.