Temperament, the Harmonic Series, and You: Introductory Session, January 3 2021 at 4:30 PM EST

$18.00

Why do people talk about all those different temperaments? Why can’t everyone just play “in tune”? What does it even mean to play “in tune”? Musicians and theorists have grappled with these questions for centuries. It sounds like an esoteric topic, but all of these questions come back to something we call the Harmonic Series. It’s a fundamental part of how sound works and how musical instruments work, and understanding it better really can help you improve your own playing!

In the introductory session (Jan. 3, 2021), we’ll take a look at the harmonic series and its implications for musicians, and demystify why all those different historical temperaments exist, without getting lost in the mathematical weeds!

We’ll also go over a few exercises that can help you hear intonation better and control your own tuning.

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Why do people talk about all those different temperaments? Why can’t everyone just play “in tune”? What does it even mean to play “in tune”? Musicians and theorists have grappled with these questions for centuries. It sounds like an esoteric topic, but all of these questions come back to something we call the Harmonic Series. It’s a fundamental part of how sound works and how musical instruments work, and understanding it better really can help you improve your own playing!

In the introductory session (Jan. 3, 2021), we’ll take a look at the harmonic series and its implications for musicians, and demystify why all those different historical temperaments exist, without getting lost in the mathematical weeds!

We’ll also go over a few exercises that can help you hear intonation better and control your own tuning.

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