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Most ridiculous article I've read in a long time...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by phayes1007, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. phayes1007


    Apr 19, 2011

    For all the music/music theory/math/science nerds out here or anyone with a little too much time on their hands and feels like reading it (like the nut-job who authored this)... An argument for discarding all extant musical tuning systems (equal temperament, just intonation, pythagorean, etc.)

    It's actually pretty interesting, but he really lost me at the part where he claims that his proposed tuning system ("Scientific Tuning", as he calls it, which of course must have middle C at precisely 256 Hz...) is superior to all others due to the particular arrangement of the planetary orbits in our solar system.

    This guy might be a total fruitcake, but you gotta admit he knows how to abuse scientific facts... Now I kinda actually wanna hear what a C-chord sounds like in "Scientific Tuning", decide if I like that better than the old one lol.
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  3. karl_em_all


    Jul 11, 2013
    Dimension X
  4. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'm fairly certain that the author of this article also believes that if a woman weighs the same as a duck, she is made of wood, and therefore, a witch.
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  5. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    That goes without saying. BURN HER!
    /\/\3phist0 and elgecko like this.
  6. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Looks a little nutty. But how is it different than saying that a song sounds different in E versus E flat - that key affects mood (other than open position guitar licks)?
  7. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Is she hot?
  8. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    She will be
  9. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome Banned

    Oct 1, 2010
    What's her phone number?
  10. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    (666) Hot-Stuf
  11. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Now that article is an objectively verifiable pile of crap.
  12. bob-hope-1.
  13. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  14. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    El Gecko got better...
  15. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    I already know what it sounds like.

    The same [almost] until you get past a sixth or an octave.

    We need temperment for uniform harmony , this is why everything pre well tempered clavier sounds like a nursery rhyme [ no extentions].
  16. This article was written in 1991, from a speech given in 1988. Obviously it didn't gain much traction in the quarter century since, and personally I'd never heard of it until now.
  17. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Is this the same guy who insists the Nazi's forced 440 tuning on the world?
  18. Definitely

    Definitely Banned

    The guy writing this reminds me a lot of this guy...hmmm...
  19. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    Wouldn't surprise me at all...

  20. That's all I need to know to decide it's crap. IF that was true, then the planetary pulls and such would have had sufficient influence on us so that we would have first, only, and forever played music within that frequency.
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