On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 11:05:02AM +0200, Funs Seelen wrote:
Writing B#, E#, Fb, Cb or using double accidentals is first of all
a matter of consistent notation. A normal major or minor scale should
have all of A..G (ignoring # and b) in it and not repeat one of them.
That way the character (and the position of a note on a staff)
corresponds one-to-one to the note's position in the scale.
For example the last three notes of F# Maj. are written as
D# E# F#
D# F F#
Now if the actual frequencies of E# and F need to be different
depends on the temperament. If they need to, and the instrument
doesn't have a separate key for E#, that just means you can't
use the F# Maj. scale with the given temperament.
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