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100 1  Duffin, Ross W. 
245 10 How equal temperament ruined harmony (and why you should 
       care) /|cRoss W. Duffin. 
250    1st ed. 
260    New York :|bW. W. Norton & Co.,|cc2007. 
300    196 p. :|bill., music ;|c22 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-175) and 
       index. 
505 0  1. Shouldn't leading notes lead? -- 2. How temperament 
       started -- 3. Non-keyboard tuning -- 4. "How long, O Lord,
       how long?" -- 5. A bridge to the nineteenth century -- 6. 
       Really better or simply easier? -- 7. Some are more equal 
       than others -- 8. The "Joachim mode" -- 9. "The limbo of 
       that which is disregarded" -- 10. Where do we go from 
       here? -- App. Table of intervals in cents. 
520 1  "In How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You 
       Should Care), author Ross W. Duffin traces the history of 
       musical temperament (the system musicians use to tune 
       their scales) through the ages. Duffin reveals how the 
       division of the octave into twelve equal half steps - what
       we know as equal temperament - came to hold a virtual 
       monopoly as the only tuning system most of us have ever 
       known. However, as he notes, equal temperament was not 
       always the only system around, nor even the preferred one.
       Many of the classical masters - among them Bach, Mozart, 
       Haydn, and Beethoven - wrote their music with alternative 
       systems in mind, creating a radically different sound more
       rich and sonorous than what we most often hear today." 
       "How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony offers a compelling 
       argument for today's musicians to reevaluate the way they 
       tune, play, and sing. It also provides nonmusicians with a
       look into the way music works, what makes it sound the way
       it does, and what more they might hope to experience as 
       listeners. A historical narrative, a lesson in simple 
       physics, and, above all, an impassioned letter to 
       musicians and listeners everywhere, this book challenges 
       us to reconsider how we hear and perform our music."--BOOK
       JACKET. 
650  0 Musical temperament. 
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