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On Professor Tyndall's Exposition of Helmholtz's Theory of Musical Consonance


IN the course of a re-perusal of Helmholtz's “Ton-empfindungen,” it occurred to me to compare the theory of consonance and dissonance, there propounded, with the exposition of that theory presented in the Lectures on Sound of Professor Tyndall. The result of the comparison is the present paper, in which I shall endeavour to show that Professor Tyndall's version of the theory is radically different from the original, and erroneous.

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TAYLOR, S. On Professor Tyndall's Exposition of Helmholtz's Theory of Musical Consonance. Nature 1, 457–459 (1870).

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