How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and why You Should Care)
Ross W. Duffin presents an engaging and elegantly reasoned exposÃ© of musical temperament and its impact on the way in which we experience music. A historical narrative, a music theory lesson, and, above all, an impassioned letter to musicians and listeners everywhere, How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony possesses the power to redefine the very nature of our interactions with music today.
For nearly a century, equal temperament--the practice of dividing an octave into twelve equally proportioned half-steps--has held a virtual monopoly on the way in which instruments are tuned and played. In his new book, Duffin explains how we came to rely exclusively on equal temperament by charting the fascinating evolution of tuning through the ages. Along the way, he challenges the widely held belief that equal temperament is a perfect, “naturally selected” musical system, and proposes a radical reevaluation of how we play and hear music.
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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 ...
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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.
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