Just Temperament tuning systems
What is the difference between just temperament Schugk or Barbour? Under which circumstances would either be used? Also, if you want to calculate just tuning for the E major scale, for example, at what frequency do you put E4? Or should you start with concert A?
You're asking something so esoteric and limited in a practical sense that I doubt you'll get many answers, at least on this forum.
Just temperament doesn't really work for more than one measure!
A good violin player rarely sticks to equal temperament. Equal temperament just doesn't sound that good, a good violinist uses the intonation that sounds the best to their ear and that is going to be closer to just temperament than equal. The violinist plays the note so it sounds in tune, equal temperament does not sound it tune, just temperament sounds the best, but it depends on the context and sometimes, like with open string, there is no adjustment of intonation possible.
In practice, we accept what the keyboard or ensemble is doing, but make small ajustments "on the fly" to make certain chords more euphonious.
"Scott Cole may think he's playing in equal temperament, but I'd bet if you put a tuner on all his notes you'd find he is tempering his scale more just than equal in temperament."
Modern practice is to start with A440 and then to temper notes away from the Equal Temperament frequencies depending on context.
Just temperament would have perfect thirds which are much wider, not narrower than equal.
Hi everyone, there is no "just temperament". By definition a temperament tempers with just intonation ratios.
"Just temperament would have perfect thirds which are much wider, not narrower than equal."
Sorry, I had it backwards. A perfect third is 386 cents, and equal one 400 cents that would make an equal third wider than perfect.
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