winsound.Beep() frequencies

François Pinard pinard at
Tue Sep 3 21:11:06 EDT 2002

[Bengt Richter]

> But I believe the best sounding scale will not have 12 equal ratios of
> 2**(1/12).

How to tune has been the source of hot debates for centuries.  When the equal
tuning established itself and won, the debates progressively faded out, and we
now take that a dull equal tuning for granted.  Most people never heard a good
tuning, and would feel astonished or uncomfortable at first, hearing something
like a perfect third.  It take some time to rediscover the pleasure of such
things, after what, todays's ubiquitous equal tuning appears even more dull...

For beeping a computer however, it might not matter so much! :-)

François Pinard

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