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The Seventh Dragon: The Riddle of Equal Temperament epub ebook

by Anita T. Sullivan

The Seventh Dragon: The Riddle of Equal Temperament epub ebook

Author: Anita T. Sullivan
Category: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Metamorphous Pr (September 1, 1986)
Pages: 104 pages
ISBN: 0943920221
ISBN13: 978-0943920221
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 622
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When Anita Sullivan started a second career as a piano tuner decades ago, she was immediately puzzled by the piano’s complicated . Back in College I remember touching on the idea of Equal Temperament, but it was boring.

When Anita Sullivan started a second career as a piano tuner decades ago, she was immediately puzzled by the piano’s complicated tuning system. Surprised to learn that her new profession was not only technically complex, but in fact required artistic judgments, she set herself to describing the tuning system in a way that would make sense to ordinary listeners, rather than piano technicians alone. This exceptional book is the result. The book was NOT written to artists who might want a good but interesting perspective on this historical piece of the journey that music has taken.

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Winner of the Western States Book Award for creative non-fiction in 1986, newly updated with illustrations, index, bibliography. Sullivan uses equal temperament as a philosophical quest. Tam incelemeyi okuyun. Diğer baskılar - Tümünü görüntüle.

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Riddles of Equal Temperament.

Riddles of Equal Temperament. View on timesmachine. It is true that meantone, the method of tuning before Bach, limited composers with respect to usable key signatures and modulations, and Bach wanted to transcend this limitation.

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THE SEVENTH DRAGON: The Riddle of Equal Temperament. Anita T. Sullivan (1985), Metamorphous Press. Temperament Memories: 40 Banks, 88 Notes Each. Software Version: . 15. Appendix G, PST-4 Specifications. Dimensions: . x . inches. Power Supply: 12 Volts DC, 300 mA. (Center Pin Positive). Manual Rev 4B). Jim Campbell. Ann Arbor, MI. ww. recisionstrobe.

A veteran piano tuner presents a non-technical, literary view of the quixotic tuning system used on keyboard instruments for hundreds of years. Winner of the Western States Book Award for creative non-fiction in 1986, newly updated with illustrations, index, bibliography.
Reviews (7)
TheJonnyTest
Back in College I remember touching on the idea of Equal Temperament, but it was boring. The book was NOT written to artists who might want a good but interesting perspective on this historical piece of the journey that music has taken.

This is not a "How To" book, (which is what I was initially looking for), but it was a wonderful journey using poems and quotes and technical descriptions and whatever other means, as commentary into the changes through musical history that led us to this place we are today.

That may seem like a long way around the subject, but believe me when I say that it was worth the journey, and as I delve into piano tuning I find the information most helpful in support of my endeavor. I received some very practical information, couched in the ideas and musings of the author.

If you first desire is to get a more play by play of tuning, a more method oriented book, don't get JUST this book as it does not really do that, but I highly recommend you get this book anyway. While you are dealing with the fine lines of "How To" you will find this a great companion to that learning process, giving some texture to the process via an artistic bent on it all.

Enjoy!!!!!!

Forcestalker
a gorgeous, poetically rich and informative trip through sound and intervals! one of my current faves.

Jonariara
Both enlightening and entertaining. A sparkling performance.

Gaeuney
It was entertaining, but, as a technician, I didn't find it helpful. She seems to assume that all technicians are women

Xinetan
I've been struggling with aural piano tuning and received a recommendation for this book from a fellow piano technician. I had hoped for more specific tips to improve my tuning skills.

Rasmus
I honestly have not completed reading this book, but less than halfway through it I think it's really made an impact on me. It's a really great run-down of what tuning a piano really is, written in terms that non-tuners and non-pianists can actually understand. However, from a tuner's standpoint, it really inspires one to step back and take pause and appreciate one's own profession and craft for once. It is so easy to get into a rut and take for granted what exactly you are doing when you are tuning pianos every day. And that rut can lead to burnout, and sloppy work. Anita Sullivan's words shine a different light on things, and inspire tuners to feel out the art of their craft again.

Supposedly, the book also serves as sort of a philosophical metaphor for life in general as well, but frankly I am still reading "on the surface" as it were.

Good Stuff!

Dainris
The Seventh Dragon is one of the special category of books that draws you deeply into a world that most people happily never know about. It then exposes you to fascinations of science, history and art.

The process of tuning a piano is revealed as an application of delicate strength and obsessive sensitivity. Along the way, the complicated evolution of the modern piano is explained in intriguing detail.

The writing is direct and clear, the explanations are lucid and fulfilling, and the writers affection for the subject is obvious and hard to resist.

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