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Posted by Jonathan (220.127.116.11) on March 19, 2002 at 11:31:55:
In Reply to: Perfect Pitch posted by Conor MacCarthy on March 19, 2002 at 08:51:07:
Pythagoras (?-497BC) tuned the monochord to 256 cycles per second. From this pitch the overtone series was first scientifically explained.
Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) is given credit for the discovery of combination tones (difference and summation tones) in the playing of double stops on the violin.
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