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Introduction to Pitch Systems in Tonal Music Part 10: Temperaments, Roots of 2, and Conclusions (English)


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Recorded: Fall 2012

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Description: This final presentation shows why the tonal systems needs 12 pitches, defines "temperament" as it is applied to tuning systems, shows the mathematics and sound of Equal Temperament, and compares 12 tone Equal Temperament to the tuning systems already explored in this series. The compromises inherent in Equal Temperament are explored and the idea of building new tuning systems is demonstrated using a synthesizer that will play any tuning based on the roots of two.

Required attribution: Crooks, John. Introduction to Pitch Systems in Tonal Music (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), http://ocw.uci.edu/courses/introduction_to_pitch_systems_in_tonal_music.html [Access date]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US).


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John Crooks
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Introduction to Pitch Systems in Tonal Music Part 10: Temperaments, Roots of 2, and Conclusions by John Crooks, MFA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike United States 3.0 License Based on a work at http://cast.nacs.uci.edu/ocw/arts/music/crooks/crooks_intro_to_pitch_10_hd.mp4.
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