Hans Åberg <haber...@telia.com> writes:

>> On 8 Feb 2018, at 13:53, David Kastrup <d...@gnu.org> wrote:
>> Of course, organs are not
>> really tuned equally tempered even now, but that's not because of a lack
>> of competence.  
> A factor might be the type of partials available: a Mainstage baroque
> organ patch does not have any partials besides octaves, meaning that
> it might be tuned quite freely, as opposed to the modern organ patch,
> which has a full 5-limit spectrum. (These are recording of real
> organs.)

That's not really a consideration: the partial pipes are always tuned in
pure ratios to the main pipes as their function is for tone color rather
than harmonic.

>> Accordions are tuned by ear by good tuners, and those
>> _are_ equal tempered as a rule.
> That is for standard full size accordions.

Well, yes.  Chromatic unisonoric ones in particular.  It would be tricky
to tune to the beating of a tone on the push with a tone on the draw...

Diatonic/bisonoric accordions are a dark art of its own.

David Kastrup

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