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Re: Intervals enharmony question

From: Hans Åberg
Subject: Re: Intervals enharmony question
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 23:14:39 +0200

> On 30 Apr 2018, at 22:50, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hans Åberg <address@hidden> writes:
>>> On 30 Apr 2018, at 22:23, Torsten Hämmerle <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Hans Åberg-2 wrote
>>>> I play the flute, and I checked with one of my teachers who sits on one of
>>>> the operas here.
>>> Hi Hans,
>>> It's funny that you mention the flute of all instruments. It reminds me of
>>> the old joke
>>> "How do you get two flute players to play in unison?" - - - "Shoot one!"
>>> No offence meant, I just couldn't resist :)
>> Flutes have a very definite pitch, making it hard to play in unison,
>> unlike strings then. It is mentioned in Blatter's book on
>> orchestration.
> I think recorders are quite worse in that respect.

Recorders cannot adjust the pitch independently of dynamics, but a performer 
said he tries to adjust for beats. Incidentally, J.S. Bach wrote for flutes and 
not recorders, and at home he had a clavichord, with after key touch pitch bend.

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