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Old 15-01-2016, 10:46 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by iamawaveofthesea View Post
How did pythagoras not know about it?
Did pythagoras have a frequency counter?

His tuning system was more natural,but impractical to use
on a keyboard instrument like a piano or organ.Hence the introduction of
equal tempered tuning where every thing except the octave is slightly
out of tune.But it allows playing in all major and minor keys without retuning.
This 432Hz meme is way too simplistic as a solution to this age old tuning problem.

http://blogs.surrey.ac.uk/arts/2014/...32-hz-so-good/

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