Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of
articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Pages: 36. Chapters: Equal temperaments, Linear temperaments,
Meantone temperament, Well temperament, Quarter-comma meantone,
Bohlen-Pierce scale, 53 equal temperament, 72 equal temperament, 31
equal temperament, 19 equal temperament, Dynamic tonality, Musical
temperament, 34 equal temperament, Werckmeister temperament,
Temperament ordinaire, 41 equal temperament, 22 equal temperament,
17 equal temperament, 15 equal temperament, Kirnberger temperament,
Schismatic temperament, Syntonic temperament, Isomorphic keyboard,
Septimal meantone temperament, Regular temperament, Young
temperament, Arab tone system, Beta scale, Miracle temperament,
Alpha scale, Magic temperament, Delta scale, Fluid tuning, Gamma
scale. Excerpt: Quarter-comma meantone, or 1/4-comma meantone, was
the most common meantone temperament in the sixteenth and
seventeenth centuries, and was sometimes used later. This method is
a variant of Pythagorean tuning. The difference is that in this
system the perfect fifth is flattened by one quarter of a syntonic
comma, with respect to its just intonation used in Pythagorean
tuning (frequency ratio 3:2). The purpose is to obtain justly
intonated major thirds (an interval composed of 2 whole tones, with
a frequency ratio equal to 5:4). It was described by Pietro Aron
(also spelled Aaron), in his Toscanello de la Musica of 1523, by
saying the major thirds should be tuned to be "sonorous and just,
as united as possible." Later theorists Gioseffo Zarlino and
Francisco de Salinas described the tuning with mathematical
exactitude. In a meantone tuning, we have diatonic and chromatic
semitones, with the diatonic semitone larger. In Pythagorean
tuning, these correspond to the Pythagorean limma and the
Pythagorean apotome, only now the apotome is larger. In any
meantone or Pythagorean tuning, a whole tone is composed of two
semitones of ea...
Books LLC, Wiki Series
|Country of origin:
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!