EXCELLENT — The Mathematical Problem with Music, and How to Solve It — “Performance is an art of compromise” – temperament, timbre, intonation, tuning, voice, tone

Equal Temperament purpose — Divide octave into 12 equal intervals (ratios) to facilitate octave transposition on keyed / digital / discrete instruments. VIDEO DESCRIPTION / NOTES There is a serious mathematical problem with the tuning of musical instruments. A problem that even Galileo, Newton, and Euler tried to solve. This video is about this problem … Read more

Stephanie McPeak Petersen on ‘Fiat Notes – the Overlap of Music Theory and Monetary Theory’

Stephanie demonstrates how fiat bank notes have much in common with fiat musical notes. Her book, The Next Octave, discusses this, along with other aspects of hidden history including the structure of the harmonic series and the worldwide distortion of our musical system through temperament mistunings. She is joining the Unguru team as an educator … Read more

Music Theory and White Supremacy – “Music Theory and The White Racial Frame” Dr. Ewell

Original article — https://mtosmt.org/issues/mto.20.26.2/mto.20.26.2.ewell.html “Music theory can be seen as a racial ideology in which the views and ideas of white persons are held to be more significant than the views and ideas of nonwhites.” Excellent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr3quGh7pJA

The Lost Music Scale

Abstract “Sereda also talked about various lost and esoteric musical tones, scales, and frequencies). He found a 10-tone scale inside the Great Pyramid which he said can shift consciousness and offer health benefits.”   Content “…scientist, filmmaker, and spiritual explorer David Sereda spoke about invisible UFOs which vibrate at different frequencies, and sound waves and … Read more

Affective constraints on acquisition of musical concepts: Children’s and adults’ development of the major-minor distinction

Abstract Across cultures and age groups music has a powerful impact on human affective states. We examined the effect of these affective responses on children’s and adults’ ability to label musical excerpts as major or minor. Content Affective constraints on acquisition of musical concepts: Children’s and adults’ development of the major-minor distinction Clarissa A. Thompson … Read more