From: "Richard Yates" <>
Subject: Re: Bach Lute Suite #4
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 09:57:09 -0800
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Matanya Ophee wrote:
>> When a tape moves across a _fixed and stationary_ head, the pitch it
>> produces is directly related to tape speed. But when the head is not
>> fixed, but rather _rotating_, the pitch and the tempo can be altered
>> at will by modulating the head's rate of rotation _and_ the tape
>> speed. Here is for example, a machine that was widely available in
>> the 80s:
>> Http://

I still have no opinion about the question of how Parkening recorded.

The ad cited clearly says (upper right hand corner): "...At half speed
listen to the tune slowly and exactly one octave lower so you can pick out
those fast licks." I see nothing in the ad to suggest that the machine can
slow the tempo without lowering the pitch. (And the toll free number has
only a recorded message!)