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  1. Stephen Watkins
    November 10, 2019

    While not wishing to contradict anything you say about Indian Music I am afraid that you have grossly over simplified western music. Equal temperament is not found everywhere except among beginners and with keyboards. All real musicians will realise that Exact pitch of a note depends on its position in the scale and as the scale and key are always changing this mean that great demands are put in the ears of a proper musicians. I am afraid this mantra that all western musicians play in equal temperament all the time is simply wrong.Further more notation although it can sometimes be precise is generally only a starting point for a musical performance. There are traditions in western music that divide beats into lengths that are impossible to notate and it is the experience and knowledge of the musician that makes the style, notation is only a start.


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