Out Of Tune (16 Nov 2003)
In Western Europe, we’ve become used to a musical system based on what’s known as 'equal temperament' that divides an octave into twelve equal parts. But other musical traditions in other parts of the world have developed different tuning systems, with larger or smaller divisions between the notes.
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