Author: Johan Broekaert
Title: "The Well Tempered Meantone (brief)"
A hypothetical virtual reconstruction of a quest for a well tempered auditory musical keyboard tuning derived from the meantone is worked out, based on Werckmeister's concepts about well tempering, and musical insights and auditory music keyboard tuning practices at Baroque times, but also nowadays. The elaborated Well Tempered Meantone turns out to fit best with an optimum, based on presumed auditory tuning quality criteria. A number of characteristics that can be related to J. S. Bach, are discussed.
Keywords: Baroque, well temperament, meantone, interval, comma, beating, harmonic, ratio, cent, Bach