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Scales, synthesizers & samplers

Author: Charles Taylor; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Independent Communications Associates.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, ©1990.
Series: Exploring music, [v.] 5.; Science & music, [v. 5].
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers the problems of varying degrees of loudness on harpsichords and spinets, origin of scales and the inability of keyboard instruments to produce scales in all keys exactly in tune. Synthesizers demonstrate both the problem and its solution. Also examines digital sound and musique concrete, using the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Taylor; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Independent Communications Associates.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Royal Institution of Great Britain.
OCLC Number: 24655104
Notes: "Royal Institution 1989 Christmas Lectures."
Originally presented by BBC in 1989.
Credits: Producer/director, Brian Johnson ; videotape editor, Roger Collings ; researcher, Gavin Hay ; graphics, Cliver Harris.
Performer(s): Host, Charles Taylor.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Exploring music, [v.] 5.; Science & music, [v. 5].
Other Titles: Scales, synthesizers and samplers
Scales, synthesizers and symphonies
Exploring music (Television program)
Responsibility: presented by Films for the Humanities and Sciences ; Inca ; BBC.

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Covers the problems of varying degrees of loudness on harpsichords and spinets, origin of scales and the inability of keyboard instruments to produce scales in all keys exactly in tune. Synthesizers demonstrate both the problem and its solution. Also examines digital sound and musique concrete, using the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

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