BAIN MUSC 726T
Tuning Theory

Terms & Concepts

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See also: ASA Standard Term DatabaseBritannica Academic (BA) | Harvard Dictionary (HD)
Grove/Oxford (Grove) | Tonalsoft | Wikipedia (WP) | Xenharmonic Wiki (XW)

See also the Glossary of Tuning Turning Terms in Gann 2019, pp. 277-282 {EBSCOhost}



  1. 12-tet {WP; XW}
  2. Acoustics {BA; HD; WP} & Psychoacoustics {WP}
  3. Aristoxenus, Elementa harmonica (4th c. BCE) {WP}
  4. Barbour, Tuning and Temperament: A Historical Survey (Barbour 1951)
  5. Blackwood, The Structure of Recognizable Diatonic Tunings (1985)
  6. Boethius, De institutione musica (1491) {WP}
  7. Bohlen-Pierce scale {WP; XW}
  8. Chain of fifths notation {XW}
  9. Comma {BA; WP}
  10. Consonance and dissonance {HD}
  11. Diatonic
  12. EDO vs. ET {XW}
  13. Equal-step tuning {XW}
  14. Generated collection {WP}
  15. Harmonic series, or overtone series {Teoria; HD; WP; XW}
  16. Helmholtz, On the Sensations of Tone {WP} (Helmholtz 1885)
  17. Historically informed performance {WP}
  18. History of tuning theory
  19. Historical pitch {WP; EMS}
  20. Interval {WP}
  21. Just intonation (JI) {BA; HD; XW}
  22. Harmony of the spheres {WP}
  23. Keyboard {WP}
  24. Lambdoma (or Pythagorean Lambdoma)
  25. Lattice {WP}
  26. Line of fifths (Blackwood 1985, p. 49)
  27. Lipps-Meyer law {WP}
  28. Lissajous figures {WP}
  29. Meantone temperament {WP; XW; Tonalsoft}
  30. Mersenne, Harmonie Universelle (1639) {WP}
  31. Microtonal notation
  32. Microtonality {HFF; XW}
  33. Moment of symmetry (MOS) scale
  34. Monochord {WP; Grove}
  35. Musical tone {WP}
  36. Music of the spheres, see Musica universalis {WP}
  37. Newton's spectrum scale {Gencer 2020}
  38. Number {WP}
  39. Octave reduction {XW}
  40. Overtone {BA}
  41. Partch,Genesis of a Music {WP} (Partch 1949)
  42. Pitch notation
  43. Physics {WP}
  44. Physiology {WP}
  45. Prime limit {WP; XW} (Gann, pp. 36-37)
  46. Psychology {WP}
  47. Ptolemy, Harmonika (2nd c.) {Chicago.edu; IA} (Gann, Ch. 3, pp. 42-47)
  48. Pythagoras {WP}
  49. Pythagorean tuning {WP; XW} (Gann, Ch. 4)
  50. Quadrivium {WP}
    arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy
  51. Quarter tone {WP}
  52. Ratio {XW}
  53. Savart {WP}
  54. Scale {BA; HD}
  55. Scordatura {WP}
  56. Sondio 13 {WP}
  57. Subharmonic series, or undertone series {WP}
  58. Superparticular ratio {XW}
  59. Temperament
  60. Tetractys {WP}
  61. Tone circles and spirals
  62. Tonnetz {WP}
  63. Tuning and temperament {BA}
  64. Unity (1/1)
  65. Well Temperament {WP; XW} (Gann, Ch. 8)
  66. Xenharmonic music {WP}
  67. Zarlino, De institutione musica (1558) {WP}


LEGEND
BA - Britannica Academic
HD - Harvard Dictionary
  HFF - Huygens-Fokker Foundation
Ebook Central - ProQuest Ebook Central
Grove - Grove Music Online
SA - Sound American
WP - Wikipedia
  XW - Xenharmonic Wiki


Links

Acoustical Society of America https://acousticalsociety.org

Huygens-Fokker Foundation https://www.huygens-fokker.org

Marc Sabat: Music and Writings https://marsbat.space

The [Erv] Wilson Archives https://www.anaphoria.com/wilson.html

Joe Monzo, Tonalsoft Encyclopedia of Microtonal Music Theory http://www.tonalsoft.com/enc/encyclopedia.aspx

Xenharmonic Wiki (XW)  https://en.xen.wiki/w/Main_Page


References

See also: BAIN MUSC 726T Bibliography | Articles

Gann, Kyle. 2019. The Arithmetic of Listening: Tuning Theory and History for the Impractical Musician. Champaign: University of Illinois Press. {GB}



Updated: February 29, 2024

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music
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