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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (2): 205–248.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Carmel Raz Among the most exciting aspects of John Holden’s Essay towards a Rational System of Music (1770) is its explicit ambition to explain musical practice by means of a limited set of psychological first principles. Relying primarily on introspection, it nonetheless describes phenomena...
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Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (1): 43–62.
Published: 01 April 2022
... literature. The term fundamental was being used no later than 1721 in the basing sense, to indicate the string or sound to which all the notes of a harmony were referred (Malcolm 1721 : 201). Later, John Holden employed the same term in a rigorously acoustic sense, where the notes of the perfect (major...