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GUEST,Val a mnemonic for the modes (106* d) RE: a mnemonic for the modes 16 Jun 06

Foolestroupe wrote:
"of course tuning a guitar (fixed frets) using overtones (3:2 ratio on open strings) never sounds quite right for the fretted notes."

It CAN'T EVER!!!...!!!!!!!!...You are trying to MIX TWO mathematically INCOMPATIBLE SYSTEMS OF INTONATION!

Uh, yep. 'Ats whut I's tryin' ta say. T'anks fer hammerin' it home.

Oh, and for some perverse fun, when you have an instrument with courses of multiple strings (mandolin, 12-string guitar, lute, piano), try tuning one set of strings to even temperment & the doubled (or tripled) set using more perfect harmonic intervals. That way, you can annoy EVERYONE while still saying your instrument is "in tune". [grin]

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