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A guide to tuning musical instruments

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Published by David & Charles in Newton Abbot, Devon, North Pomfret, Vt .
Written in English


  • Tuning,
  • Musical temperament

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Edition Notes

StatementJohn Meffen.
LC ClassificationsMT165 .M44 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2894865M
ISBN 100715381695
LC Control Number84121683

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