Summary for North America: pitch

The diagram below presents a summary of the 50 North American rings, according to the pitch of the tenor (bass bell).  The middle two lines represent the keys of a keyboard according to their names and approximate positions.  Above the "black notes" and below the "white notes" are the numbers of rings which have a tenor of the corresponding pitch.

The first note on the left is an octave below middle C; a bell of this pitch weighs about 20 tons.


  .   .     .   .   .     2   5     3   3   1     .   .     .   .   .

  #   #     #   #   #     #   #     #   #   #     #   #     #   #   #   
C   D   E F   G   A   B C   D   E F   G   A   B C   D   E F   G   A   B C

.   .   . .   .   .   . .   4   3 8   4   5   3 3   6   . .   .   .   . .

\---  bass octave  ---/ \--- middle octave ---/ \--- treble octave ---/ !

To see which instruments correspond to a particular note, look at the index which is sorted by pitch.

This diagram is on the same scale as the corresponding summary for traditional carillons.


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