Fun reading and listening. The topic of temperament came up in another recent thread here, but I can't recall offhand what it was. There were links to other readings about temperament, some said much the same as this article.
Thanks for the link to that story! Great stuff. When I was at Mills College, as an undergrad, Lou Harrison the composer was still teaching. He taught a class on tuning systems and we each had to build a monochord and re-create ratios of 9:2, etc. etc. It was fantastic. I also remember him and his partner Bill Colvig "retuning" one of the music dept's harpsichords to various kinds of tuning systems--much to the horror of one of the faculty there. But yeah, tuning is a deep subject. Really enjoyed the article!
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