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by Jonathan the 2nd » 19 May 2012, 14:54
by Gill the Piano » 19 May 2012, 20:34
by Jonathan the 2nd » 20 May 2012, 20:52
by Jonathan the 2nd » 21 May 2012, 11:57
by Gill the Piano » 21 May 2012, 19:18
by Feg » 21 May 2012, 19:52
Gill the Piano wrote:No, we are taught that JSB wrote the 48 to prove that ET worked, as the common view at the time was that it couldn't possibly work in every key. We were taught that other temperaments existed, but that they were so rarely used as to be pointless to learn and practise. We had to learn the principles behind the other temperaments - well, the more popular of them - but were not required - thank God - to actually tune a piano in them. Perhaps the bods on the harpsichord course were taught to tune old temperaments, I'm not sure. It's likely.
by Jonathan the 2nd » 22 May 2012, 11:04
by Gill the Piano » 22 May 2012, 17:55
by Feg » 22 May 2012, 18:43
Gill the Piano wrote:How do you mean? In 30 years of tuning I have been asked ONCE to use an alternative temperament. To my mind that doesn't warrant spending a large chunk of tuning tuition on esoteric temperaments on the offchance that 28 years hence someone will want it! To learn about them and know the intervals was enough for me to have made a fair fist of it - at least, the customer was pleased! Feg, have you ever been asked for an alternative temperament professionally?
by gizzy » 22 May 2012, 19:09
by Gill the Piano » 23 May 2012, 15:19
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by Jonathan the 2nd » 02 Jun 2012, 00:27
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