James quibblew with Bill J's quibble with his
> > > something to the effect that piano tuners did not have the
> means to set > > "theoretically correct" ET until about 1917.
> >well, that at least is so much malarky.
> Nachsberger/Gall describe how >to do it correctly in no uncertian
> terms 1805.
> To how many significant figures? That is the point of my
I don't see the point. If you want to make the intervals equal, you
tune, then you check. You keep tuning till the checks are right. You
play a series of major thirds going up your temperament area, a
series of minor thirds, a series of fourths, fifths, sixths, etc.
through 10ths or so, if the beat levels in each series are steady to
your ear, increasing a very tiny bit with each successive higher one
if you can hear it, it is equal. To your ear. What else matters to
what you hear?