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Tuning And Temperament: A Historical Study


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Weight: 0.3 kg

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£9.95
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Media
Book
Format
History
Genre
Baroque, Renaissance
Contributors
J. Murray Barbour (Author)
Language
English
Publisher
Dover Publications
No. Pages:
244
Code
0486434060

This volume traces the development of equal-temperament and the scientific search for the perfect scale, from Pythagoras to Bach and beyond. Each chapter is devoted to a specific principal theory, critically evaluating the contributions of well and lesser-known students of the issue. Written by internationally respected authority J. Murray Barbour, the book requires minimal background of music or scientific theory. A vital text for every student of tonality, instrumental innovation, and the interaction between scientific and musical development.