On Thu, 4 Nov 2004 23:23:57 -0500, Judith Conrad wrote:
>> >Otherwise, we do not know how Buxtehude tuned his clavichord, and
>> whether >there were any split sharps in his household.
>> If he used a pairwise-fretted clavichord of the usual pattern, all
>> the pairs are small semitones, with Eb and Bb paired with E and B,
>> not with D and A. Pressing harder would push C#, G#, and F# toward
>> their respective enharmonic flats, but not E and B.
>Actually, having e and b fret-free, and so-called e-flat paired with
>d, b-flat paired with a (it has been misleadingly dubbed 'Iberian'
>fretting), was pretty common in Scandinavian clavichords in the 18th
>century. I think it was not unknown in Northern Germany either.
Thanks, Judy. I have never seen one like that (sheltered life?). Any
indication of such in Bux's time?
Rodney Myrvaagnes Opinionated old geezer J36 Gjo/a
"Bilgewater, I am the late Dauphin."