One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Half a semitone.
- ‘He would insert folk tunes into his exercises or submit pieces with free rhythms, quarter-tones and multilayered textures.’
- ‘The two instruments are tuned a quarter-tone apart, and it's incredible how soon the ear becomes accustomed to the strangeness of this tuning.’
- ‘Mirage was written in 1910, and inhabits - quarter-tones aside - the soundworld of Wagner, with a nod towards the tone poems of Richard Strauss.’
- ‘While making a direct comparison, I discovered that the original UK vinyl edition must have been mastered at the wrong speed, since it plays a quarter-tone below the CD version.’
- ‘Downie's contribution is not all quarter-tones and ululations, though.’
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