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Review: How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (And Why You Should Care)

User Review  - Tyler Johnson - Goodreads

This is a very interesting topic and the book covered some important aspects of the history and science of tuning. However, there are some very serious structural problems that prevent me from ... Read full review

Review: How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (And Why You Should Care)

User Review  - John Martin Marks - Goodreads

Persuasive argument, but I was predisposed to being persuaded. Read full review

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

User Review  - Bruno - Goodreads

This book provides a rather technical and historical overview of Equal Temperament. It's very interesting and valuable, but not so much for the non-musician or the uninitiated. Amongst other things it ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Scottsdale Public Library - Goodreads

If you've ever wondered about our western tuning system, and dared to question its supremacy, then read this book! Delightfully readable and accessible, Ross W. Duffin presents a history of musical ... Read full review

Review: How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (And Why You Should Care)

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

Helped me "get it"--understand why equal temperament is merely a compromise, albeit one accepted uncritically by musicians around the world. Fascinating examples and quotes. Thumbs up. A must for the thinking musician. Read full review

Review: How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (And Why You Should Care)

User Review  - Alex Wen - Goodreads

I was glad to take on so many of my learned assumptions as a musician by reading this book. Its goal of giving a fresh (and not-so-new) perspective on the way we listen and play chamber music together ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Norman Wakefield - Goodreads

Nerdy and I loved it! Read full review

Review: How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (And Why You Should Care)

User Review  - David Dines - Goodreads

If the full text can be characterized by the first half, it's a fairly breakneck tour through the modern history of the adoption of equal temperament tuning. Coming into it I was aware that there were ... Read full review

Review: How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (And Why You Should Care)

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS A LIE OK, maybe that's not true. But the musical scale that you take for granted? There's a lot more to it than you might expect. Notes are frequencies of vibration; certain ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

This book, written by a musicologist and early music expert, is a bit of a polemic on the problems with modern equal-tempered tuning and how different tuning systems (especially the meantone systems ... Read full review


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