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If you're using a tuner, then you can safely use the octave harmonic to tune. She is wrong in saying blanketly that "the harmonics are slightly flat". Some are flat, some are sharp, some match equal temperament exactly*. This page has a figure that shows the relative sharpness and flatness of the first several harmonics. Often people use "...


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Up until recently keyboards and fretted instruments were traditionally avoided by orchestras because their equal or quasi-equal temperaments made them out of tune with the other instruments. There is a lot of misinformation - especially in 20th century textbooks - falsely attributing the use of Equal Temperament on keyboard instruments, whereas an exact ...


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