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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000507.txt from 2002/05

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Perfect Pitch
Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 06:35:40 -0400

At 02:19 AM 5/20/2002 +0000, Neptune's Vengeance wrote:
>What exactly is the significance of having different A's to tune to? I
>mean, I would think an A is and A is an A. I just don't see the big deal
>in playing a song tuned to A@-----. Is it all about the
>temperment differences we discussed a couple of weeks ago?

For those of us with relative pitch it is no problem at all. To those with
PERFECT pitch, A=440 and A=427 or even A=442 are actually perceived as

Bill Hausmann
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