“Because of the extravagant fanaticism with which the most arbitrary theories are so often imposed upon the whole world in the name of civilisation, simply because they came from Europe, such theoretical confusions (tempered scales) cannot be too strongly opposed, since under the guise of reforms and progress they undermine the basis of non-European musical systems that are most logically and solidly established.”

(Danielou, Music and the Power of Sound - Rochester 1943)