About this book
What have we lost through dividing the octave into 12 notes? Did Bach and Mozart hear music differently, and can we ever know what they heard?
For 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 and played. This book presents a reasoned expose of musical temperament and its impact on the way in which we experience music.
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