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comment Recommend reading why we have 12 pitches and another metrics in microtonal music?
Also worth reading, albeit unnecessarily confrontational: sonic-arts.org/mclaren/partch/errors.htm
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comment Is there a defined note for the triangle?
It might not have a pitch. Percussion instruments like bells and blocks are often non-harmonic.
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comment Is there a way to measure the consonance or dissonance of a chord?
@MatthewRead: Beating is the cause of dissonance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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comment Piano tuning just under the absolute pitch
Which keys did you measure? Did you take stretched tuning into account?
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comment Is there a way to measure the consonance or dissonance of a chord?
@MatthewRead: Yeah, but according to that curve, a 2.01:1 ratio of sine waves should be equally consonant with a 2:1 ratio, yet when I test this, there is very obvious beating in the 2.01 case. Maybe this is just due to distortion in headphones? I'm not sure.
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comment Is there a way to measure the consonance or dissonance of a chord?
"it turns out to be impossible to tune all twelve chromatic notes" In Just intonation there aren't 12 notes. There are just tones in a fractal arrangement with small integer ratio relationships. 12-tone equal temperament is an approximation of Just intonation.
Jun
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comment Is there a way to measure the consonance or dissonance of a chord?
I believe this is called "Tenney's harmonic distance". "HD(a/b) = log(ab) where a/b is a relatively prime, usually octave reduced ratio." I plotted it here. (Does this work for chords, too? 4:5:6 is a major chord and 10:12:15 is a minor chord, so minor chord is 1.6 times as dissonant?)
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