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How equal temperament ruined harmony (and why you should care)

by Ross W. Duffin

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Published by W. W. Norton in New York .
Written in English


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1st edition

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Pagination196 p. : ill., music
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7452143M
ISBN 100393062279
ISBN 109780393062274
LC Control Number2006020903
OCLC/WorldCa70176904

How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care) by Ross W Duffin starting at $ How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care) has 2 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace5/5(1).   How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care) by Ross Duffin W. W. Norton, paperback (crossposted from PBDB) “Don’t even start thinking about this stuff,” said my friend, an excellent musician who does a lot of period performance work. “It’ll ruin your ability to enjoy most music that you hear – anything with [ ].

An equal temperament is a musical temperament or tuning system, which approximates just intervals by dividing an octave (or other interval) into equal steps. This means the ratio of the frequencies of any adjacent pair of notes is the same, which gives an equal perceived step size as pitch is perceived roughly as the logarithm of frequency.. In classical music and Western music in general, the. How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony clearly and patiently explains the process by which so much was lost (and, indeed, something else was gained, though that is not Duffin’s focus), and makes an irresistible case for further research and experimentation in this area, particularly by performers. In sum, for anyone interested in understanding.

  Prices (including delivery) for How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony by Ross W Duffin. ISBN:   How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony: And Why You Should Care, by Ross. W. Duffin. W. W. Norton and Company, Inc. ( 5th Ave., New York, NY ), pp. $ I'm skeptical of people who tell me what I should do, so I was put off by the title of Ross Duffin's book.


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How equal temperament ruined harmony (and why you should care) by Ross W. Duffin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Thanks to How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, "we may soon be able to hear for ourselves what Beethoven really meant when he called B minor 'black'" (Wall Street Journal).In this "comprehensive plea for more variety in tuning methods" (Kirkus Reviews), Ross W.

Duffin presents "a serious and well-argued case" (Goldberg Magazine) that "should make any contemporary musician Cited by: A historical narrative, a music theory lesson, and, above all, an impassioned letter to musicians and listeners everywhere, How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony possesses the power to redefine the very nature of our interactions w/5(39).

Thanks to How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, "we may soon be able to hear for ourselves what Beethoven really meant when he called B minor 'black'" (Wall Street Journal).In this "comprehensive plea for more variety in tuning methods" (Kirkus Reviews), Ross W.

Duffin presents "a serious and well-argued case" (Goldberg Magazine) that "should make any contemporary musician Author: Ross W. Duffin. "A fascinating and genuinely accessible ing, enjoyable, and delightfully unscary."— Classical Music, How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care), Ross W Duffin,   Review: How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony by Ross W DuffinNicholas Lezard finds out why hitting the wrong note matters.

There are ways in which tone equal temperament is bad (I wouldn't say "wrong"). TET took things away from music; it restricted some freedoms while granting other new ones. TET did actually ruin harmony, but in modern times, our ears are so used to ruined TET harmony that we don't care.

Presumably this book means to explain why we should care. Because while you are reading a book particularly book entitled How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care) your mind will drift away trough every dimension, wandering in every aspect that maybe unknown for but surely can become your mind friends.

"How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care)" by Ross Duffin Author: Rudolf Rasch Subject: Duffin, Ross W., Equal temperament, Musical temperament, Musical temperament-History, Tuning, Tuning-History Created Date: 10/5/ PM.

An historical narrative, a music theory lesson, and, above all, an impassioned letter to musicians and listeners everywhere, "How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony" possesses the power to redefine the very nature of our interactions with nearly a century, equal temperament - the practice of dividing an octave into twelve equally proportioned half-steps - has held a virtual monopoly on the way in which instruments are tuned /5().

Anyway, “How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony” is probably about meantone, not about pythagorean. Meantone is the base of Western harmony and all the common practice progressions and was abandoned when mass production of pianos made meantone not optimal for commercial products.

A historical narrative, a music theory lesson, and, above all, an impassioned letter to musicians and listeners everywhere, How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony possesses the power to redefine 4/5(1).

How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care). By Ross W. Duffin. New York: W. Norton, [ p. ISBN ; ISBN $] Illustrations, appendix, endnotes, bibliography, sources and permissions, index.

I became interested in reading this book because of a persistent problem encountered by traditional fiddlers. How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony – Book Review. Posted on 9th November 20th February by Jahloon (Jeff Berg) (and why you should care) Ross W Duffin.

Initially I thought that I knew pretty much everything about Equal Temperament, Just Intonation and Harmonic Intonation, but this little book has filled in a lot of gaps and given.

Equal temperament has been the overwhelming standard for instrument tuning since at least In the simplest terms, it is a method in which the octave is divided into 12 equal tones, such as in a modern piano. One of the downsides to equal temperament is that a G-sharp, for example, makes the same sound as an : Ross W.

Duffin. How equal temperament ruined harmony (and why you should care) by Ross W. Duffin,W. Norton edition, Hardcover in English How equal temperament ruined harmony (and why you should care) ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by: How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony clearly and patiently explains the process by which so much was lost (and, indeed, something else was gained, though that is not Duffin’s focus), and makes an irresistible case for further research and experimentation in this area, particularly by performers.

Thanks to How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, "we may soon be able to hear for ourselves what Beethoven really meant when he called B minor 'black'" (Wall Street Journal).In this "comprehensive plea for more variety in tuning methods" (Kirkus Reviews), Ross W.

Duffin presents "a serious and well-argued case" (Goldberg Magazine) that "should make any contemporary musician think differently about /5().

TWO BOOKS ON TEMPERAMENT This review by Peter Bavington first appeared in British Clavichord Society Newsletter 41 (June ) Ross W. Duffin: How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care), New York and London, W.

Norton & Co., ISBN Price: £ A. Mackenzie of Ord: The Temperament of Keyboard Music: Its Character; its. Temperament Ruined Harmony," by Ross W. Duffin (W.W. Norton & Co., NY, ). For a very complete list of historical temperaments, see the book by Owen Jorgensen listed at the bottom of this page.

A table showing a comparison of one meantone temperament with equal temperament can be found here. Thanks to How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, "we may soon be able to hear for ourselves what Beethoven really meant when he called B minor 'black'" (Wall Street Journal).In this "comprehensive plea for more variety in tuning methods" (Kirkus Reviews), Ross W.

Duffin presents "a serious and well-argued case" (Goldberg Magazine) that "should. How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care) Ross W. W. Norton, pp. Price: $ (hardcover). ISBN ISBN Here are two very different books, which serve as an interesting illustration of the broad range of ideas we must consider to advance both our understanding of."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.

How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (And Why You Should Care), by Ross W Duffin (Norton, £) In a sly joke, the deity who invented music made sure that the mathematical proportions of "pure.