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Microtonality By Young, Gayle

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1299-1
Published: 01/10/2016
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Microtonality refers to any use of pitch that departs from twelve equally-spaced tones per octave (twelve-tone equal temperament), the standard tuning established in Europe since the nineteenth century. This tuning has come to dominate music internationally through the widespread use of mass-produced instruments with standard tunings, such as electronic keyboards.

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Young, Gayle. "Microtonality." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 1 Jun. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1299-1

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