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

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

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qA fascinating and genuinely accessible guide....Educating, enjoyable, and delightfully unscary.qa€”Classical Music What if Bach and Mozart heard richer, more dramatic chords than we hear in music today? What sonorities and moods have we lost in playing music in qequal temperamentqa€”the equal division of the octave into twelve notes that has become our standard tuning method? Thanks to How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, qwe may soon be able to hear for ourselves what Beethoven really meant when he called B minor 'black'q (Wall Street Journal).In this qcomprehensive plea for more variety in tuning methodsq (Kirkus Reviews), Ross W. Duffin presents qa serious and well-argued caseq (Goldberg Magazine) that qshould make any contemporary musician think differently about tuningq (Saturday Guardian). Some images in the ebook are not displayed owing to permissions issues.Thanks to How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, aquot;we may soon be able to hear for ourselves what Beethoven really meant when he called B minor a#39;blacka#39;aquot; (Wall Street Journal).In this aquot;comprehensive plea for more variety in tuning methodsaquot; ...


Title:How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care)
Author: Ross W. Duffin
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2008-10-17
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