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I heard the NY Philharmonic tunes to 441 a long time ago. 441 and 432 make sense, BECAUSE each is divisible by 9. I suggest watching the video on Youtube about the number 9.


Why do you require abbreviation? If there's a perfectly good term for this that doesn't use an abbreviation, will it be acceptable? "Notes per octave" or "pitches per octave" seem pretty widely used, universally understood, and tuning-agnostic. As an extension of this, scales themselves can be described as n-tonic, where n is a Greek number (as in, ...

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