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

“I don’t always listen to Journey, but when I do so do the neighbors.”

Other comments from the video, about musicianship, sound quality, singer range, etc., emotion, power, joy — you know, all these guys were good on their instruments. Steve Smith.. never one lick out of place. Ross. same. Jonathan… just solid and a perfect match for the band Nothing flashy. Neil… fiery solos and aggressive playing but … Read more

Music, Leisure, and the Cultivation of ‘Higher Civilization’ in the Late Nineteenth Century

Abstract   Alexandra Palace and Park, situated on Muswell Hill in North London, opened in 1873. Envisaged as a ‘palace of the people’, this enormous structure and landscaped gardens were constructed to provide leisure and entertainment to a local population estimated to be one million people. It provided a cornucopia of attractions including flower displays, … Read more