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Unequal Temperaments: Theory, History and Practice

Theory, History and Practice of scales, temperament, tuning and intonation for all musical instruments and voices: 510 pages and 367 figures, incorporating decades of research and findings by leading scholars.

PART ONE provides the acoustical background. Each one of the main temperaments is then covered, with a thorough analysis of its musical features. Finally, a full HISTORICAL SURVEY guides the musician in the selection of temperament(s) for his/her repertoire.

PART TWO consists of tuning, fretting and intonation directions for the different temperaments, on keyboard instruments, fretted and unfretted strings, voices, woodwinds and brass wind instruments, including variable intonation.

PART THREE covers multiple divisions and the analysis of historical sources, including recent research results.

This is the 5th revised and expanded edition, Aug. 2021.

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€ 15.90


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