6 Answered Questions for the topic Temperament

06/24/19

Are there any tuning differences between the C# Major Scale and Db Major Scale?

Are there any tuning differences between the C# Major Scale and Db Major Scale?

06/22/19

Natural vs tempered semi-tones?

I am reading "Fundamentals of Musical Composition" by Arnold Schoenberg. Chapter XI, page 99, states: > Chromaticism is difficult partly because the natural semi-tones differ in size from the... more

06/09/19

Does it really make difference to play a song in a different key?

I hear sometimes players and composers say that this song won't sound good in F Major for example, and you should play it or write it in G Major (this was just an example). In other words, it seems... more

05/14/19

Does it really make difference to play a song in a different key?

I hear sometimes players and composers say that this song won't sound good in F Major for example, and you should play it or write it in G Major (this was just an example). In other words, it seems... more

04/02/19

Do classical pieces sound different today than the originals due to temperament?

I was reading how classical music used to not be in equal temperament. So each of their keys sounded completely different and that's why they named their pieces after the keys they were playing.... more

03/15/19

Does it really make difference to play a song in a different key?

I hear sometimes players and composers say that this song won't sound good in F Major for example, and you should play it or write it in G Major. In other words, it seems that they assign aesthetic... more

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