Tuning and Temperament A Historical Survey

ISBN-10: 0486434060
ISBN-13: 9780486434063
Edition: 2004
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Description: The demands of tuning (attaining the perfect scale) and temperament (the compromises necessary for composing in every key) have challenged musicians from the earliest civilizations onward. This guide surveys these longstanding problems, devoting a  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The demands of tuning (attaining the perfect scale) and temperament (the compromises necessary for composing in every key) have challenged musicians from the earliest civilizations onward. This guide surveys these longstanding problems, devoting a chapter to each principal theory and offering a running account of the complete history of tuning and temperament. Organized chronologically, the book features a helpful glossary and numerous illustrative tables, and it requires minimal background in music theory. This new reissue is currently the only edition in print of a much-quoted classic. 9 figures. 180 tables.

Preface
Glossary
History of Tuning and Temperament
Greek Tunings
Meantone Temperament
Other Varieties of Meantone Temperament
Equal Temperament
Geometrical and Mechanical Approximations
Numerical Approximations
Just Intonation
Theory of Just Intonation
Multiple Division
Equal Divisions
Theory of Multiple Division
Irregular Systems
Modifications of Regular Temperaments
Temperaments Largely Pythagorean
Divisions of Ditonic Comma
Metius' System
"Good" Temperaments
From Theory to Practice
Tuning of Keyboard Instruments
Just Intonation in Choral Music
Present Practice
Literature Cited
Index
Intervals with Superparticular Ratios

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