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An Essay on Temperament, to Assist Young Students in Tunning the Pianoforte
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according action addition admitted agree altera bearings born called chief Christ chromatic common chord concords consist construct descend a 5th diatonic different intervals diminish disciple distributed divided Division effect elements equal equal temperament exactly extent fifth five fixed flat flatter foregoing fourth give greater or less harmony HISTORY imperfect instance intervals key note length lower major and minor major semitone major third major tone manner means minor tone mode musicians nature necessary observing obtained octave pedals perfect pianoforte pitch placed produced proper proportion proved Pythagoreans raised ratios reason removed render any note respect scale scale of nature sense sharp sharper SHORT sixth sounds steel string student temperament termed thinking Trial Try the common tuned twelve twelve keys unequal upper vibrations whole
Page 9 - means of forming the ear to the accurate perception, and the voice to the true intonation, of those minute and difficult intervals which were then practised in melody.
Page 21 - two notes in a trifling degree, so as to make them serve for each other: the ear
Page 21 - notes in a trifling degree, so as to make them serve for each other: the ear
Page 5 - either when out of tune or when tuned according to an improper temperament,
Page 21 - if it was perfectly obtained, it would produce no interval or chord quite
Page 10 - the harmonic proportions into which a single string divides itself when sounding;