How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care)

How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care)

Ross W. Duffin


"A attention-grabbing and really available guide....Educating, relaxing, and delightfully unscary."―Classical Music

What if Bach and Mozart heard richer, extra dramatic chords than we pay attention in track this day? What sonorities and moods have we misplaced in taking part in track in "equal temperament"―the equivalent department of the octave into twelve notes that has develop into our regular tuning approach? due to How equivalent Temperament Ruined Harmony, "we could quickly have the capacity to listen for ourselves what Beethoven particularly intended while he referred to as B minor 'black'" (Wall road Journal).In this "comprehensive plea for extra type in tuning tools" (Kirkus Reviews), Ross W. Duffin offers "a severe and well-argued case" (Goldberg Magazine) that "should make any modern musician imagine another way approximately tuning" (Saturday Guardian). forty eight illustrations

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