How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care) (Google eBook)
"A fascinating and genuinely accessible guide....Educating, enjoyable, and delightfully unscary."—Classical MusicWhat 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). Some images in the ebook are not displayed owing to permissions issues.
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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
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