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L'intonation juste dans la théorie ancienne de l'Inde : ses applications aux musiques modale et harmonique.

Abstract : The theory of just intonation based on two fundamental scales (grama-s) described in Bharata's Natya Shastra and other early Sanskrit musicological texts formalizes the relations found in diatonic musical scales with an astounding perspicuity. Only minimal changes to that system are necessary to account for the non-diatonic scales also popular in contemporary Indian music. The paper argues that Bharata's theory provides a better psychoacoustic rational for playing ragas at particular times of the day than the current explanation. The mathematical model of this system of interval relations in diatonic and related scales presented here is a useful tool to study the relations further. Discussion ends on a consideration of implications of the Indian system for harmonic music in just intonation.
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E. James Arnold, Bernard Bel. L'intonation juste dans la théorie ancienne de l'Inde : ses applications aux musiques modale et harmonique.. Revue de musicologie, JSTOR, 1985, 71e (1-2), pp.11-38. ⟨hal-00373725⟩

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