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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One answer lies in the careful selection of hardware and software partners with the expertise in tuning systems for the purpose of solving specific problems.
But, although it has similarities with the earlier work, including Anderson's fondness for gamelan-sounding percussion and experimental tuning systems, Eden is underneath its uncompromisingly dissonant modern exterior quite a reflective, romantic piece.
Vincenzo's relationship with his teacher, at first warm, turned acrimonious when he acquired a better knowledge of the modes and tuning systems of the ancients from the humanist Girolamo Mei; he attacked Zarlino's theories in his Dialogo della musica antica et della moderna (1581) and again in his Discorso intorno all'opere di messer Gioseffo Zarlino (1589).
Closer to our own time, composers have begun to branch out and consider the violin from differing points of view, exploring the instrument's possibilities for tonal colors and effects, alternate tuning systems, electronic modifications, and the use of the violin body as a percussion instrument.
A particularly useful feature of this account is the way in which the evolution of tuning systems is related to both performance practices and compositional techniques.
To date, several first generation open-loop antenna tuning systems are being used in handsets, and development teams are beginning to design adaptive closed-loop antenna tuning systems.
Contract awarded to Provide of ECOMAXA combustion tuning systems and combustion dynamics monitoring systems (CDMS) for a 7FA fleet of gas turbines.
A clever lesson on tuning systems and their history forms the body of the book.
This gamelan contains both tuning systems of pelog - seven notes and slendro - five notes.