Ben Johnston: Suite for Microtonal Piano - II. Blues




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Published on Apr 24, 2012

Blues in D dorian, played by Phillip Brush.

In this movement, the intervals 7/4 (formed between C and Bb), and 7/6 (formed between D and F) are used as "blue notes."

The tuning used is a 19-limit just intonation scheme, displayed below (with cents deviation from equal-temperament):

C: 1/1
C#: 17/16 (+4.9)
D: 9/8 (+3.9)
Eb: 19/16 (-2.5)
E: 5/4 (-13.7)
F: 21/16 (-29.2)
F#: 11/8 (-48.7)
G: 3/2 (+1.9)
G#: 13/8 (+40.5)
A: 27/16 (+5.9)
Bb: 7/4 (-31.2)
B: 15/8 (-11.7)


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