Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
saulgoldie 440hz? 432hz? (45) RE: 440hz? 432hz? 14 Mar 19

Bumping up from yestidday...

I saw a bagpipe workshop recently, in which they discussed "A440" with regard to pipe tuning. They said that in recent times that A was popularly being raised a bit to make it sound...brighter better? happier?

I dunno. But the mention of the concept got me to thinking. I tune my guitar to...whatever, close to what it "should" be by listening to the "E" string, and tuning the rest to that. If I were playing with others, I would go by whatever the majority was using. I DO have an electronic tuner which, often enough, has a dead battery. And I kinda feel like it is "cheating." But I also carry an A440 tuning fork. Which may be going obsolete??

Wondering how musicians ever got by before all these scientific niceties were discovered/created.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.