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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000308.txt from 2003/06

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Begin the Beguine
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 17:38:57 -0400

At 08:47 AM 6/10/2003 -0400, Dan Arsenault wrote:
>Hi Ted and list. When I was at Berklee I seem to remember there was some
>research quoted as to the relative 'feel' of different keys. E concert was
>always described as being bright or brilliant. If memory serves, some
>studies were done, but I can't remember the details...

The relative "feel" of keys probably made some sense prior to the adoption
of the tempered scale. Nowadays, E concert sounds more "brilliant" simply
because it is pitched higher than D concert.

Bill Hausmann

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