[Dixielandjazz] Bb is the key of life

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 19 19:29:43 PDT 2003


Andy writ:

> > Astronomers have found, for the first time, sound waves
> > from a super-massive black hole. The "note", pitched at
> > B flat and fifty seven octaves below middle C, is the
> > deepest ever detected from any object in the Universe.

Larry joined in:

>Yeah, right.  But we pianner players know that the real reason Bb is
>preferred is because all those trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, etc.,
>players get to play in C.

If a note is so low it can't be heard is it still a "note?"

Perhaps that's why when God sings the happy birthday song (always in the key 
of one flat) only the unusually gifted can hear it.


Bill "I play a B flat washboard" (it be flat!)" Gunter
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