Sequential enharmonic notes across instruments in Bach’s compositions

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A number of instances of sequential enharmonic notes—side-by-side notes which sound the same pitch with different musical spellings, e.g., E-sharp and F natural—in Bach's music as well as Bach transposing compositions to harmonically distant keys when arranging pieces for (often) different instruments suggest that he was comfortable with an equal tempered tuning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Neuroscience of Bach's Music
Subtitle of host publicationPerception, Action, and Cognition Effects on the Brain
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780443135194
ISBN (Print)9780443135200
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2024
Externally publishedYes


  • Arrangements
  • Equal temperment
  • Mean tone temperment
  • Transposition


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