Just wondering if anyone can help me understand how different tunings work in real life and how easy they are to achieve.
Is singing and playing in different intonations something that musicians come across much, or are we talking 'niche' here?
Considering the voice isn't a fixed pitch instrument, I guess it's very possible for a singer to sing in a tuning that's not equal temperament, but is it challenging?
If it's a tuning that uses simpler ratios than ET, then might it be 'easier' because it's sort of more 'natural'...or are we all (in the West at least) really used to ET now so it's hard to sing like that?
Are different intonations the sort of thing that, say, a professional level singer would just tend to be able to adapt to?
Also, if you have perfect pitch, presumably you have perfect pitch to a particular tuning? I guess ET if this is what we're all used to hearing. Does this pose a particular problem if the person with perfect pitch is required to play / sing in just intonation or another non-ET tuning?
Sorry for all the questions and thank you very much for any insights! Feel free to correct me if I've termed anything incorrectly or misunderstood - I've only recently started finding out about this.