On Fri, 29 Sep 2000 18:40:03 GMT, fields at login.itd.umich.edu (Dr.Matt)
>In article <970245677.388.0.nnrp-08.9e98440f at news.demon.co.uk>,
>David Webber <dave at musical.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>>>>Dr.Matt <fields at login.itd.umich.edu> wrote in message
>>news:Vn0B5.5052$O5.109521 at news.itd.umich.edu...>>>>> >one below 20.
>>>>>> 19 works.
>>>>But the fourth and fifth are a bit further out than with
>>>>2^(11/19) = 1.4938
>>2^(8/19) = 1.3389
>>>>2^(7/12) = 1.4983
>>2^(5/12) = 1.3348
>>>>although the major third is slightly better
>So 12 is slightly better for medieval music and 19 for Renaissance music.
>A lot of folks swear by 31. Me, I don't fret it.
>hmm, 24 seems like a good idea to me.. as you can tell i'm more
interested in the more obvious differences than in teh subtleties...
>>No, if my saxophone is going to have all those extra buttons to play in
>>tune, I'll bit the bullet and go straight for 53 :-)
>>Let's work on telescoping slides.