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Music Theory for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt

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Tuning Arabian and Hindustani Scales

The tuning of both Arabian and Hindustani scales is also a fine art. The basic scale of Arabian music has 17 notes based on Pythagorean tuning. The how and the why is very much a specialized subject that would demand further study. A sample scale adjusted for fine-tuning would appear as you see in Figure 25.3.

Figure 25.3. Fine-tuned Arabic scale.

Hindustani music also values tunings offset from our equal temperament. In Northern Hindustan, the notes that belong to each raga are selected from a microtonal scale of 22 notes to the octave. Using fine-tune options, you can faithfully reproduce the tuning of ...

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