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German Musical Scale "B" & "H"
By Ingmar Krause

I noticed that in the 030329 Digest there were listings of scales
["Andersson 18-Note Piano-Harpa Scale"].  They were almost identical
with the exception of B/H.

Maybe that in future Digests we have either the author or the editor
straighten it up into _one_ form only.  B=H!  But maybe not everybody
knows that.

At least for Germans I can pretty much state that there might be
a confusion, as B also could be a shortcut for "Hb" which would
of course equal "Bb" or "A#".

Alle Klarheiten beseitigt?

greetings by(e) InK - Ingmar Krause
Victoria, BC, Canada
Erlangen, BY, Germany

 [ "Is all clarity [now] eliminated?"  Well, uh, I'm not sure...
 [ Mark Williamson asked me playfully, "Is this what is meant by
 [ German Imperial Scale," which reminds me of the American gallon
 [ (3.79 liter) versus the Imperial gallon (4.55 liter).  That's a
 [ big difference when buying Scotch whisky!  ;-)
 [ We need to know the German musical scale notation because fine
 [ street organs made in Germany are found throughout the world,
 [ and the pipes and the "Operator's Manual" probably read "B"
 [ instead of B-flat or A-sharp, and "H" instead of B-natural:
 [   German:  A, B,  H, C
 [   Italian: A, A#, B, C
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Mon 31 Mar 2003, 06:29:05 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  B, German, H, Musical, Scale

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