This is a spin-off of the recent Vibrato/or not blog's subsequent discussion. I'm new to music theory and violin, but my understanding of fretted instruments is that they suffer from the same temperament constraints similar to a piano and that by removing the frets that you remove the compromising temperaments. Again, I'm new, so don't take this example literally, but the D in a C major scale will have a slightly different pitch than it has in a another scale. So, do the notes of diffferent scales have different pitches whether played on a guitar or a fiddle? Is this how it works or am I mistaken?
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