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Genesis of a music : an account of a creative work, its roots and its fulfillments / by Harry Partch.

2d ed., enl.. New York : Da Capo Press, 1974.
ISBN 030671597X, 9780306715976

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Subjects Instruments de musique.
Musical instruments.
Musical intervals and scales.
Musical temperament.
Musique -- Intervalles et gammes.
Musique vocale -- Histoire et critique.
Stimmung <Musik>
TempeĢrament (Musique)
Vocal music -- History and criticism.
Vocal music.
Description xxv, 517 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Copyright Date 1974.
Notes "Bibliography on Harry Partch": pages 475-483.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-499).
Contents I. Corporeal versus abstract music : 1. From Emperor Chun to the vacant lot -- 2. American musical tendencies.
II. An introduction to intonation : 3. Definitions pertaining to intonation -- 4. The language of ratios -- 5. Basic monophonic concepts -- 6. Instruments for demonstration.
III. The resources of monophony : 7. Analysis of the 5 limit -- 8. Application of the 11 limit -- 9. The one-footed bride -- 10. The twenty-eight tonalities -- 11. The question of resolution -- 12. String and voice instruments and their notations -- 13. Percussion instruments and their notations -- 14. The backgrounds of six major works.
IV. Intonations: historic, implied, proposed : 15. A thumbnail sketch of the history of intonation -- 16. Pythagoreanism -- 17. Equal temperaments -- 1. Just intonations.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)624666
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Partch, Harry, 1901-1974.
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