[LAU] Piano composition - Lost Isle (& LV2 plugins)

David Jones gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sat Jun 25 17:04:46 UTC 2016

On Jun 25, 2016 04:58, Will Godfrey <willgodfrey at musically.me.uk> wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:46:37 -0400 
> "jonetsu at teksavvy.com" <jonetsu at teksavvy.com> wrote: 
> > On Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:19:22 +0200 
> > fred <f.rech at yahoo.fr> wrote: 
> > 
> > > Maybe you have something to say about the fashion to tune A to 442 Hz?  
> > 
> > Er, that would be 432Hz.  The 'universal' frequency.  See on youtube, 
> > there are tons of adaptations, from Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven to native 
> > american indians, to Phil Collins, David Bowie and Rammstein.  Including 
> > of course the mandatory 'om' chants and reggae music 
> > 
> > Maybe one of these days I'll try tuning everything down to 432Hz. 
> > 
> > Interestingly enough, 440Hz was adopted relatively recently. 
> As a matter of interest, when I was a wee lad, we had an old wood-framed piano 
> at home. This couldn't be tuned to 'modern' concert pitch and hanging on a hook 
> inside was a tuning fork marked 'C' 256 c/s (cycles per second). The keys were 
> genuine ivory, quite yellowed with age, and well worn too, with finger shaped 
> groves in the front lip of the most played ones. 

I have my grandmother's piano (still at my parents' house and likely to remain there), an upright grand that was made in 1900. Been kept in tune all these years.

Real pianos are nice.

David W. Jones
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