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How equal temperament ruined harmony : (and why you should care)

Author: Ross W Duffin
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ross Duffin presents a reasoned expose of musical temperament and its impact on the way in which we experience music. An historical narrative, a music theory lesson, and an impassioned letter to musicians and listeners everywhere, attempts to redefine the very nature of our interactions with music.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Duffin, Ross W.
How equal temperament ruined harmony
(OCoLC)227016333
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ross W Duffin
ISBN: 9780393075649 0393075648
OCLC Number: 915974955
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: 1 online resource (196 pages) : illustrations, music.
Contents: Shouldn't leading notes lead? --
How temperament started --
Non-keyboard tuning --
"How long, O Lord, how long?" --
A bridge to the nineteenth century --
Really better or simply easier? --
Some are more equal than others --
The "Joachim mode" --
"The limbo of that which is disregarded" --
Where do we go from here?
Responsibility: Ross W. Duffin.

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"[Duffin's] fine book should make any contemporary musician think differently about tuning." Steven Poole, The Guardian "[A] handy little book..." Stephen Pettitt, The Sunday Times "...explains the Read more...

 
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