Study in Microtonality and Lutherie – one

All sorts of developments in music theory distinctively originated from different cultures all over our planet. This can be the most wonderful thing, but cultural traditions tend to be limited in technological influence and limiting to aesthetic variety. Musical harmony is something more involved than melody, and it takes a bit of science to develop an understanding of how it works. I find that, in most cultures, the capabilities of harmony are typically limited, and sometimes harmed, by various theoretical and compositional past-times: the integration of temperament, theoretical emphasis on melody, a lack of harmonic theory all-together, and aesthetic conditioning.

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