How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony Ross W. Duffin

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How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony  by  Ross W. Duffin

How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony by Ross W. Duffin
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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 equal temperament—the equal division of the octave into twelve notes that has become our standardMoreWhat 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 equal temperament—the equal division of the octave into twelve notes that has become our standard tuning method?

Thanks to How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, we may soon be able to hear for ourselves what Beethoven really meant when he called B minor black (Wall Street Journal).In this comprehensive plea for more variety in tuning methods (Kirkus Reviews), Ross W. Duffin presents a serious and well-argued case (Goldberg Magazine) that should make any contemporary musician think differently about tuning (Saturday Guardian).



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