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Scales, synthesizers & samplers

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Summary:Covers the problems of varying degrees of loudness on harpsichords and spinets, origin of scales and the inability of keyboard instruments to produce scales in all keys exactly in tune. Synthesizers demonstrate both the problem and its solution. Also examines digital sound and musique concrete, using the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Royal Institution 1989 Christmas Lectures.
Contributor:Taylor, Charles Alfred
Provider:Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Independent Communications Associates
British Broadcasting Corporation
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Music Acoustics and physics
Musical instruments
Musical pitch
Musical intervals and scales
Musical temperament
Music and science
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)
Credits:Host, Charles Taylor. Producer/director, Brian Johnson.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Science, Technology
Films@UM Browse terms:Science, Technology, and Math
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