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>Ian Bradley wrote:
>> My friend Brian Duffy transcribed Crested Hens, played by Solas, as
>> follows: [snip]
>> [snip] gB Bg gB|^B4ef|gf ag fe|^d2e2f2|
>> Oddly, I thought, he had included a fistful of B#s. But when I changed
>> them to C naturals they all sounded out of tune (in ABC2WIN) whereas the
>> B#s were perfectly in tune.
>This is because Brian used a key signature of D, which has C#. C#
>is correct in the first part, but in the second part it's C natural,
>which would have to be written =c.
What Henrik says here is perfectly true but unfortunately doesn't answer
my question, because =c is what I used when removing the B#s.
The out-of-tune-ness was much less than a semitone, which is why I was
talking about tuning systems. I have been crediting Brian with having an
ear which could detect things of the magnitude of enharmonic changes, so
the he deliberately used ^B instead of =c. It occurs to me now, though
that he may have simply been using B# as an equivalent to C natural, and
that the pitch variation may be a peculiarity of my own machine. So the
question now is: does Henrik's version sound OK on other people's
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