Unequal temperament


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(Mus.) that in which the variations are thrown into the keys least used.

See also: Temperament

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3 [August 1991]: 357-81) demonstrated that woodwind players did and still can accommodate themselves to unequal temperaments.
6 contains carefully tailored transitions so that the players can in fact preserve the use of unequal temperaments ("A bold enharmonic modulatory model in Joseph Haydn's String Quartets," in Studies in Eighteenth-Century Music: Essays presented to Karl Geiranger on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday, ed.