mean-tone tuning

mean-tone tuning

n
(Music, other) See temperament4
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Leedy is known for his work in mean-tone tuning. Tickets are $18 at the door, $15 seniors, $5 student rush 15 minutes before the show.
He is right to emphasize the importance of D minor to the chromatic fourth, for the pitches involved when that key is used in early music are all viable in mean-tone tuning. One is, however, bound to question whether such niceties about accurate tuning hold good for the lute (and other instruments with frets - see p.
The purpose of a mean-tone tuning is to temper the difference between major and minor tones (9:8 and 10:9, respectively), but Bermudo never even mentions the possible existence of a minor tone.