pythagoras.lym wrote:From Ancient times up through Bach's Well-tempered Klavier, which I believe is not, as most scholars say, the Equal Tempered system we have in use today.
I have a hypothesis that Bach knew that one could never have a "perfect" system and that when Bach composed the Well-Tempered Klavier, he was thinking of tuning using the natural ability of a singer to "adjust" the intonation to make the intervals fit ('αρμονία).
pythagoras.lym wrote:I'm confused. What exactly is well-tempering?
But I thought that Bach would never sacrifice the real intonation for that.
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