Semicomma

The semicomma,[1] also Fokker's comma (after 31-TET pioneer Adriaan Fokker), is type of small musical interval, or comma, in microtonal music equivalent to 2109375:2097152,[1] or 33×57 : 221. This is a ratio of approximately 1:1.0058283805847168, or about 10.06 cents[2] (Play ). It is derived from the difference in pitch between three 75:64 just augmented seconds (Play just augmented second ) and one 8:5 just minor sixth (Play minor sixth ) begun on the same root ((3 × 274.58) − (1 × 813.69) = 823.74 − 813.69 = 10.05 cents).[3]

See also

Sources

  1. Haluska, Jan (2003). The Mathematical Theory of Tone Systems, p.xxix. ISBN 80-88683-28-9.
  2. "List of Intervals", Huygens-Fokker.org.
  3. "Semicomma", on Xenharmonic Wiki.
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