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    Re: Can be useful - Moods of Keys

    That is an interesting historical artifact, Raymond. And now I know why something I wrote in D minor wasn't quite working right:

    "D Minor
    Melancholy womanliness, the spleen and humours brood."


    I didn't want any humours and spleens brooding, and there wasn't supposed to be a melancholy woman in sight!

    R

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    Re: Can be useful - Moods of Keys

    Of course this only applies to e.g. modified sixth comma meantone and other unequal temperaments.

    In ET it's all the same with very out-of-tune thirds.
    There is no "tone colour" whatsoever.
    See Ross Duffin's book "How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and why you should care.)"

    John.

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    Re: Can be useful - Moods of Keys

    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser- View Post
    ...I didn't want any humours and spleens brooding, and there wasn't supposed to be a melancholy woman in sight!

    R
    Oh!

    Raymond - in the mood for D minor.

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