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by rwendell
28 Nov 2010 19:31
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Singing and Intonation
Replies: 20
Views: 47236

Re: Singing and Intonation

Brief addendum to last post: We can also look at frequency ratios as a criterion, which is just another way of looking at the same tuning phenomenon. In this case, we find that the chromatic half step in the augmented prime in C# over C has a 25/24 frequency ratio, while the diatonic half step in Db...
by rwendell
28 Nov 2010 19:12
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Singing and Intonation
Replies: 20
Views: 47236

Re: Singing and Intonation

"For instance, if an exercise was performed in which the basses held a solid low C and the sopranos moved chromatically from a C up the octave (slowly, carefully tuning each note), what would be the intervallic relationship between each note and the pedal C?" - pml quoting Chris Chris, I w...
by rwendell
27 Nov 2010 00:06
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Singing and Intonation
Replies: 20
Views: 47236

Re: Singing and Intonation

You're so very welcome! It's lovely to know that some intuit this without the mathematical understanding. In fact, that's the kind of ability that motivates looking for the rigorous explanation in the first place. The other attitude springs from clueless ears (i.e., not very musical).
by rwendell
14 Nov 2010 17:53
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Singing and Intonation
Replies: 20
Views: 47236

Re: Singing and Intonation

"Would it be appropriate to sing a M3 as something other than 5/4 (maybe several cents sharp or flat) in certain circumstances even in a capella singing?" - Chris My response to this in training is that modern ears are used to equal tempered thirds, which are 13.7 cents sharp. (Stacking th...
by rwendell
13 Nov 2010 06:41
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Singing and Intonation
Replies: 20
Views: 47236

Re: Singing and Intonation

In answer to pml's posted replies to mine, it should be clear from your quote from my post, pml, that I understood from the outset that it was quite possible that the elite choir in the questioner's original post was not drifting because of poor training. I was just covering a broader field of possi...
by rwendell
14 Oct 2010 06:39
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Singing and Intonation
Replies: 20
Views: 47236

Re: Singing and Intonation

First, we have long had a strong interest in the issues your question involves from several perspectives, including just intonation, tuning theory, historical temperaments, and choral singing, and so we naturally have a strong interest in addressing your question. Qualifications include being a chor...