Tuning and Temperament: A Historical Survey (Paperback)

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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. Organized chronologically, the book features a helpful glossary and numerous illustrative tables, and it requires minimal background in music theory. This new reissue is currently the only edition in print of a much-quoted classic. 9 figures. 180 tables.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486434063
ISBN-10: 0486434060
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: May 20th, 2004
Pages: 228
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Music