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Tuning and temperament

James Murray Barbour

Tuning and temperament

a historical survey.

by James Murray Barbour

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Published by Michigan State College Press in East Lansing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tuning.,
  • Musical temperament.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML3809 .B234 1953
    The Physical Object
    Pagination228 p.
    Number of Pages228
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6132189M
    LC Control Number53003973
    OCLC/WorldCa5179002

    Meantone and Temperament in Bach's Time Adapted by Ben Chi from a posting by Daniel Pyle Writing to piporg-l, Paul West said: In meantone, all but one of the fifths are flattened from the pure ratio by 1/4 of the syntonic comma. [] Tuning Procedures and Temperament. Tuning consists of "setting the bearings" in an octave somewhere near middle C, and then appropriately "copying" this octave to all the other keys. You will need various harmonic tunings to set the bearings and only the middle string of each note in the "bearings octave" is initially tuned.

    May 06,  · Temperament Tuning; also known as "Laying the Bearings" Pianos are ordinarily tuned beginning in the MidRange from F3 to A4 {Refers to notes on either side of Middle C}. Tuning and Temperament: What does it mean for the lute? When the lute was revived in the 20 th century, everyone assumed that it was tuned in equal temperament. Equal temperament is the tuning system in which the octave is divided into 12 equal semitones and enharmonic pairs such as D#/E ♭ are the same pitch. However, as research into Renaissance and Baroque music progressed it became .

    comma mean-tone” temperament, but this temperament is in fact the only one that has such a mean tone. Mean-tone tuning is a single tuning system, not a class of systems. Tunings characterized by temperings of the fifth by other amounts than one-quarter of . HISTORY OF TUNING AND TEMPERAMENT Notes for the Spokane AGO Chapter January 26, Howard Stoess I. The first step to understanding tuning and .


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Tuning and Temperament: A Historical Survey (Dover Books on Music) [J. Murray Barbour] on elizrosshubbell.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The demands of tuning (attaining the perfect scale) and temperament (the compromises necessary for composing in every key) have challenged musicians from the earliest civilizations onward.

This guide surveys these longstanding problemsCited by: Tuning and Temperament book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The demands of tuning (attaining the perfect scale) and temperament /5. Sep 08,  · A great book, but understand what it is before Tuning and temperament book buy it.

It addresses the HISTORY of temperament and tuning, not temperament itself. Specifically, it focuses on how an understanding of tuning and temperament followed the growth of intellectual development in western civilization.4/4(74). Jan 01,  · The demands of tuning (attaining the perfect scale) and temperament (the compromises necessary for composing in every key) have challenged musicians from the earliest civilizations onward.

This guide surveys these longstanding problems, devoting a chapter to each principal theory and offering a running account of the complete history of tuning and temperament.

In musical tuning, a temperament is a tuning system that slightly compromises the pure intervals of just intonation to meet other requirements.

Most modern Western musical instruments are tuned in the equal temperament system. Tempering is the process of altering the size of an interval by making it narrower or wider than pure.

A temperament is any plan that describes the adjustments to the. Dec 05,  · Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital elizrosshubbell.com projects include the Wayback Machine, elizrosshubbell.com and elizrosshubbell.com Tuning and temperament, in music, the adjustment of one sound source, such as a voice or string, to produce a desired pitch in relation to a given pitch, and the modification of that tuning to lessen dissonance.

The determination of pitch, the quality of sound that is described as ‘high” or “low,”. The exact temperament that Bach actually used has been a bone of contention among musicologists for over years. This is the DaVinci Code - and the Holy Grail - of the temperament jungle.

According to his son C.P.E. Bach, J.S. Bach always insisted on tuning his instruments himself, and it never took him more than 15 minutes. How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony book. Read 38 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Ross W. Duffin presents an engaging and elegan /5. Very few composers or organists preferred equal temperament until the French Romantic school.

InWilliam Pole wrote in his book The Philosophy of Music, "The modern practice of tuning all organs to equal temperament has been a fearful detriment to their quality of tone. Under the old tuning, an organ made harmonious and attractive music.

Vallotti temperament (or simply Vallotti, Vallotti-Barca, or Vallotti-Tartini) is a slightly modified version of a circulating temperament devised by the 18th-century organist, composer, and music theorist, Francesco Vallotti.

Vallotti's description of his temperament appears in book 2 of his treatise, Della scienza teorica e pratica della moderna musica (On the theoretical and practical.

The demands of tuning (attaining the perfect scale) and temperament (the compromises necessary for composing in every key) have challenged musicians from the earliest civilizations onward.

This guide surveys these longstanding problems, devoting a chapter to each principal theory and offering Brand: Dover Publications. About Temperament. Few music lovers realize that the arrangement of notes on today’s pianos was once regarded as a crime against God and nature, or that such legendary thinkers as Pythagoras, Plato, da Vinci, Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, Newton and Rousseau played a role in the controversy.

By J. Murray Barbour. Book. "An important and long-needed book written by the man best qualified."--The Musical Quarterly. The difficulties of tuning (attaining the perfect scale) and temperament (the necessary mathematical compromises for composition) have challenged musicians from the earliest civilizations onward.

This guide surveys theseBrand: Alfred Music. Scales: Just vs Equal Temperament (and related topics) The "Just Scale" (sometimes referred to as "harmonic tuning" or "Helmholtz's scale") occurs naturally as a result of the overtone series for simple systems such as vibrating strings or air columns.

All the notes in. Equal temperament, in music, a tuning system in which the octave is divided into 12 semitones of equal size. Because it enables keyboard instruments to play in all keys with minimal flaws in intonation, equal temperament replaced earlier tuning systems that were based on acoustically pure intervals.

In fact, having read the book the reader should indeed go to the sources and make his own interpretation of the sources. This book can be a tough read for someone not mathematically inclined - the analysis of every temperament is mathematically-based, and little reference is given to the needs of elizrosshubbell.coms: Get this from a library.

Tuning and temperament: a historical survey. [J Murray Barbour] -- The demands of tuning (attaining the perfect scale) and temperament (the compromises necessary for composing in every key) have challenged musicians from the earliest civilizations onward.

This guide. CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED. Praise for "Temperament""[Temperament's] most persuasive weapon is the unquenchable passion of its author An immensely entertaining, original and informative book." — THE ECONOMIST "Isacoff untangles the complexities of this issue with the aplomb of.

The demands of tuning and temperament have challenged musicians from the earliest civilizations onward. This guide surveys these problems, devoting a chapter to each principal theory and offering a complete history of tuning and temperament.

Requires minimal background in music theory. This new reissue is currently the only edition in print. for lute players wishing to discover the joys of meantone temperament with a minimum of theory, Damiani's chapter or Dolata's article, "Lute Tuning with Meantone Temperaments" are highly recommended and both contain tables of factors for theoretical fret placement.

(But see note about differences in factor numbers below in "Tuning Advice.").OTW Festival Tuning and Temperament by J.

G. Whyte Page 1 Tuning and Temperament Presented at Over the Water Hurdy-Gurdy Festival September Graham Whyte What is Tuning? Tuning is the process of setting the adjustable parts of a musical instrument so that.(I adapt this chart, and ones following below, from an invaluable book, the bible of historical keyboard tuning: Owen Jorgensen's Tuning: Containing the Perfection of Eighteenth-Century Temperament, the Lost Art of Nineteenth-Century Temperament, and the Science of Equal Temperament, Michigan State University Press, )Now let's look at the sizes of the major thirds and perfect fifths on.