Tuning and temperaments

I'm currently snowed out of my workshop amidst unseasonably weird UK weather, so it's a great opportunity for me to put fingers to keyboard and share my thoughts on guitar tuning. I think this is a really fascinating topic because it is the bridge between the world of music (essentially a human invention) and laws of physics as found in nature. I'm going to use the guitar as my instrument of choice to explain these concepts. I hope you find it interesting. Music today Let's start with the typical Western tuning system in use today. This is called 'Equal Temperament'. What this means is that the interval between every fret on a string is the same. It's called a semitone. Musical instrument ma

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