equal temperament

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the division of the scale based on an octave that is divided into twelve exactly equal semitones

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Recent years have witnessed an increasing number of superb books devoted to historical performance practice, some very specific such as Ross Duffin's How Equal Temperament Ruined
In an attempt to reconcile their findings with contemporary practices of equal temperament, two genera of tetrachords were identified: diatonic and chromatic (Examples 1 and 2).
The Seventh Dragon: The Riddle of Equal Temperament," is a book on the philosophy of piano tuning that won the Western States Book Award for creative nonfiction in 1986.
In equal temperament (ET), twelve fifths are narrowed so that they equal seven octaves, and at the same time all twelve semitones in each octave are made equidistant.
Thursday and Friday), Equal Temperament Percussion Duo (7:30 p.