equal temperament

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equal temperament:

see tuning systemstuning systems,
methods for assigning pitches to the twelve Western pitch names that constitute the octave. The term usually refers to this procedure in the tuning of keyboard instruments.
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As we have already seen in the text for j = 3, N = 12, this isomorphism expresses any note of the twelve-tone scale as a sum of major thirds ([C.sub.3]) and minor thirds ([C.sub.4]).
First you hear about the research: how Brown has jumped into jazz history the way she studied baroque polyphony before tackling Bach (in the 1995 M.O.) or mastered twelve-tone scales before she approached Webern (in the 1996 Twelve Ton Rose).