Alternative tunings, alternative tonalities

  title={Alternative tunings, alternative tonalities},
  author={Daniel James Wolf},
  journal={Contemporary Music Review},
  pages={14 - 3}
Several approaches to the design and use of alternative tuning systems (defined as systems other than 12-tone equal temperament) are described. Each of these tuning systems has been created in order to preserve or extend qualities associated with tonal musics. This is by no means a comprehensive catalogue of such approaches, but rather a selection among those speculative theories that appear to offer greater potential as resources for a wide community of composers. Atonal or purely timbral uses… 

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