just tuning

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just tuning

[′jəst ′tün·iŋ]
(acoustics)
A tuning system generated by octave rearrangements of the notes of three consecutive triads, each having the frequency ratio 4:5:6, with the highest note of one triad serving as the lowest note of the next triad.
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It is unbecoming to belittle just intonation by demeaning its heroes, mainly Partch, Harrison and Johnston, as Werntz has done: it diminishes her arguments, and clouds her championing of her mentor, Joseph Maneri.
A familiar Tenney characteristic is present: the adjustment of pitch (indicated by plus or minus "cents") to approximate just intonation.
no more convincing demonstration of the power, the resonance, of just intonation than certain (acoustic) piano works--first and foremost, La Monte Young's titanic The Well-Tuned Piano (Gramavision; re-released this year; five CDs/cassettes).