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You seem to have several confusions. First of all, 12-tone equal temperament does not, and cannot have perfect fifths defined as exactly 3/2. It is impossible by definition. In 12TET, all half steps must be the same size, and there must be twelve of them in an octave. This means that whatever factor (x) you multiply a frequency by to raise it a half step ...


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You already know some of the ratios. An octave is 2:1. A just/pure fifth is 3:2. (That's not necessarily a perfect fifth, by the way. More on that later.) If you divide an octave into twelve equal parts, you need a number that, when multiplied by itself 12 times, equals two. That is the same as the twelfth root of two (≈ 1.059463094359295). To determine ...


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The point of unequal well-tempered tunings is that the keys don't sound the same. Temperaments like Werckmeister III or Vallotti or 18th century French ordinaire are meant to be usable in any key while letting each have its own colour. (Vallotti is quite commonly used on fortepianos.) For most of what you're doing, you could probably get away with a mean ...


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Equal temperament is key-agnostic. Well-tempered tuning isn't. The point of well-tempered tuning is that all keys are tolerable, but some are still better than others and each has its own character. This own character was pretty much the whole point of Bach's "Wohltemperirtes Clavier" (it is usually assumed that some Werckmeister tuning reflects the ...


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This seems like more than one question. Short answers: Yes, that is the way with alot (clearly not all) tunings. You can fight it, but a capo or a different tuning might be a better answer for a different key. Look deep into learning Travis picking, there is a whole world of serious finger picking there. There is much to learn well beyond the basic ...


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I play in drop C, the tuning is this, starting from the lowest to highest string...CGCFAD. I absolutely Love this tuning and here's why. It's easier to play super fast power chords and use slides. From a power chord you can easily simply add notes on the 4th string that are in the scale to make low minor and major chords. Example, have the two lowest ...



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