Ex.1 One of Benedetti’s demonstrations that just intonation, if used consistently, will disturb the pitch
Ex.2. Huygens’s example of a succession of notes for which the use of just intonation would make the pitch fall
Ex.3 Stratico’s pragmatic notation for just intonation: (a) the basic signs; (b) the harmonic series and its inversion: (c) some chord progressions
Ex.4 Pure chords available on Nierop’s justly intoned cittern (the fourth fret, ‘e’ in the tablature notation, is a whole tone above the third fret, ‘d’; the others are a semitone apart)
Guitar with frets placed for just intonation, from Thomas Perronet Thompson’s ‘Instructions to my Daughter for Playing on the Enharmonic Guitar’ (1829)
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date: 27 November 2021
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