The art of playing in just intonation can be gradually perfected.

Just intonation refers to the perfectly harmonious intervals contained in certain ancient indigenous musical scales.

 

These perfectly harmonious intervals correspond to the laws of acoustic physics and there is nothing mysterious about them.

Justly intonated harmonies are part of deep ancient musical traditions which enable ecstatic trance.

Traditional Egyptian music scales, called maqams, are a portal into this ancient musical wisdom.

Unfortunately, the modern Western tuning system, known as “equal temperament,” although efficient for transpositions into multiple keys, does not follow these laws of perfect acoustic harmony. Consequently, one of the three most important ancient portals into musical ecstasy remains closed in our modern times. But with deep knowledge of justly intonated microtonal musical intervals, certain possibilities exist.

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