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403. Tuning

See also 284. MUSIC .

tonology
the science of tones or of speech intonations, proceeding historically and comparatively. tonological, adj.
tonometer
an instrument for determining the pitch of a tone, as a tuning fork or graduated set of tuning forks. tonometric, adj.
tonometry
the art or science of measuring tones, especially with a tonometer. tonometrist, n. tonometric, adj.

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tuning. Adjustment of pitch in any instr. so that it corresponds to accepted norm. Str. players tune their instrs. just before playing by simple adjustments to the str., but kbd. instr. need lengthy professional attention.

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tuning: see tuning systems.

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