Tuning : temperated or not ...
- Dear group,
I had my Bando tuned from a professional tuner,
and he told me that a=442 Hz is common,
and he did it this way.
What I wonder about is,
if the tuning in these days is temperated,
or not ? He didn´t tell me...
A friend told me, that 80 years ago the original Bando-tuning was definitely NOT temperated.
His not temperated Bando sounds flat in higher Octaves, he loves it and would never change.
which tuning is used by your professionals?
I googled and read about several names:
Werckmeister 1-3, and lots more.
Any Informatons ?
- Am 12.05.2014 um 23:48 schrieb hless2000@... [bandoneon]:
… A friend told me, that 80 years ago the original Bando-tuning was definitely NOT temperated.
His not temperated Bando sounds flat in higher Octaves, he loves it and would never change.Hi Hendrik,my first bando (really old AB 104 Zinc II/II rhinish) and is still got it´s original tuning of 438 hz. There is no difference between high and low octaves. but some chords "taste" differently, somehow. This may (but must not) point to temperate tuning.RegardsAndreas
- My 1927-1932 AA is tuned to 437. It's not fun to try to play with anyone unless they can adjust their tuning (guitar, violin, bass, etc) I want to get it tuned to 442-443 one day.Dana
- thank you, Jean Pierre.
thats what I thought too.
Could you tell me, if this is an information of an tuner /luthier, or where you did get it ?
A friend of mine simply can´t believe the temperated tuning, and I need some background information...
- Hello Hendrik,This information is widely known. A tempered tuning would only be useful to vieja guardia tangoes. Music with more complex chords would sound terrible with non equal temperament. Equal temperament is not perfect, but at least you have the the same distances aong notes in every key.I would dare to say Marcos Aguinaga, Damian Gutlein and Oscar Fischer use the euqal temperament in the bandoneóns they tune.Best Regards,JP