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An Essay on Temperament, to Assist Young Students in Tunning the Pianoforte
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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 31 - two notes in a trifling degree, so as to make them serve for each other: the ear
Page 33 - 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 35 - 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;