CHAT music scales (was Re: various infotaining natlang tidbits)]
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 15, 2000, 20:58|
In a message dated 2000/06/15 07:49:19 PM, Irina wrote:
>Equal temperament doesn't agree
There is something to the theory that one of the reasons 12 tone Equal
Temperament is so prevalent is due to the Industrial Revolution & the
processes of mass-production (the other factors are, of course, cultural
colonialism & cultural imperialism).
The late composer/instrument-builder Lou Harrison was much opposed to
Equal Temperament, preferring to use various & many Just Intonation scale
tunings, esp'ly scales based on Indonesian _Pelog_ & _Slendro_ as well as
many East Asian pentatonics.
There is so much one can do in a ConCulture with music "outside" 12 tone
Equal Temperament (12tET).