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a lot of food for thought , thanks! :)
 

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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.
 

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Thanks for the link. Very interesting article. No mention of "just intonation" however. Hmm…
 

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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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Get ahold of a copy of Beauty in the Beast by Wendy Carlos - some of it really sounds strange to our equally-tempered ears, but my o my those thirds are luscious!
 

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I took a class about this stuff in grad school. It was one of the best and hardest classes I had a chance to take. It was the only music class that required a calculator.
 

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Get ahold of a copy of Beauty in the Beast by Wendy Carlos…
Yes, a groundbreaking record, sadly out of print, but sometimes available on eBay. Also check out the Hermode tuning system. They have a website with some examples.
 

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Interesting article. I have studied most of that before and really proves one thing. Music is not about the mathematics, it is about the emotion. Anyone who play sax intimately knows that.

I feel for keyboardists and guitarists having to deal with all of those horrid harmonics ..... :badgrin:
 
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