Music and IQ

Dr.Matt fields at login.itd.umich.edu
Fri Sep 29 13:40:03 EST 2000


In article <970245677.388.0.nnrp-08.9e98440f at news.demon.co.uk>,
David Webber <dave at musical.demon.co.uk> wrote:
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>Dr.Matt <fields at login.itd.umich.edu> wrote in message
>news:Vn0B5.5052$O5.109521 at news.itd.umich.edu...
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>> >one below 20.
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>> 19 works.
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>But the fourth and fifth are a bit further out than with
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>2^(11/19) = 1.4938
>2^(8/19) = 1.3389
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>whereas
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>2^(7/12) = 1.4983
>2^(5/12) = 1.3348
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>although the major third is slightly better
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>2^(6/19)=1.2447
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>whereas
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>2^(4/12)=1.2599

Exactly.
So 12 is slightly better for medieval music and 19 for Renaissance music.
A lot of folks swear by 31. Me, I don't fret it.

>No, if my saxophone is going to have all those extra buttons to play in
>tune, I'll bit the bullet and go straight for 53 :-)

Let's work on telescoping slides.


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