Question: Am I allowed to 'put the record straight'?
First, this is not an instance of 'sour grapes', and I don't give two hoots if I'm never awarded Best Answer for anything at all. However, I prefer a Best Answer to be a correct one. This, for example: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;…
'VvVvV' chose this as Best Answer, presumably because he liked what he read, so the fault is not his. However, 'df74sg' is way, way off the mark when he states, that [referring to the triple horn] the high notes are easier to hit because the harnonics are closer together. Yes, they are easier to hit, but it's because the harmonics are *further apart*. And they are further apart, because the tubing is shorter in F alto. The shorter the tubing, the greater the distance between harmonics; it's as simple as that. The greater the distance between harmonics, the easier it is to hit the right note.
And, just to keep this in question format: does anyone else (including df74sg) have anything to add?
You might want to know that WWW and df74sg are but two handles (among many, many others) used by some mentally challenged ''contributor'' here on Y!A so I'm afraid you've been tricked, just like some other Contributors for the past few weeks.
And, just to keep this in answer format, I have absolutely nothing to add to your excellent, knowledgeable answer.
(And oh, great to see you back here :-) )
Ah, Seejungfrau, that's a perennial here: worst A, not-so-good A, anything-but-the-actual-RIGHT answer goes BA... <wry chuckle>
It's one to learn to live with, I'm afraid. It's what happens. One feature of YA that few know about and even fewer actually use, is the 'Comment' function which is still available after the A has gone BA.. You could consider it an 'edit' where all else, having gone BA, is no longer available to you. They do get read, but the feature/function is just seriously underused by most or not even understood in the first place.
Otherwise, just grin and bear it. There is a comfort in all this: just about every Q will eventually come around again, so there's always another bite at just about any imaginable cherry... :-))
This too, like all other forms of penance visited, is sent to try us, and we must endure. Some say it's even character building... :-)))
All the best,