The Math of Perfect Intonation

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The presence of an appropriate fundamental pitch source yields a rich tonal pallet by eliciting consonant difference tones from all ensemble members.

Teaching perfect ensemble intonation includes teaching students the basics of acoustical mathematics, how to identify resultant tones, and how to align their sound to others both vertically and horizontally.

This presentation deals primarily with the mathematical proof of the concepts many musicians naturally perceive.