[Harp-L] How much is Enough?

Richard Hunter rhunter377@xxxxx
Mon Aug 5 10:52:01 EDT 2019

Chesper Nevins wrote:
It is my opinion that I (and perhaps others?) will accept a pitch that is
within a max of 10 cents sharp or flat as being relatively in tune.  More
than that is audible as a different pitch.

I tuned pianos for a living for close to 10 years, and I can assure you
that a pitch that's 10 cents off sounds noticeably out of tune.  None of my
customers would have accepted that..

Try tuning the draw 4 or blow 6 reed 10 cents flat, play that against the
lower octave, and tell me whether you hear a difference.

Thanks, Richard Hunter
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