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Encyclopedia > 88 equal temperament

In music, 88 equal temperament is the scale derived by dividing the octave into 88 equally large steps. It is compatible with both meantone temperament and 22 equal temperament, using two different approximations to the perfect fifth (one of 51 steps and one of 52 steps). The meantone fifth is 0.0384 cents flatter than that of LucyTuning and, thus, audibly indistinguishable from it. In music, an octave (sometimes abbreviated 8ve or 8va) is the interval between one musical note and another with half or double the frequency. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Equal temperament. ... Meantone temperament is a system of musical tuning. ... In music, 22 equal temperament, called 22-tet, 22-edo, or 22-et, is the scale derived by dividing the octave into 22 equally large steps. ... The perfect fifth or diapente is one of three musical intervals that span five diatonic scale degrees; the others being the diminished fifth, which is one semitone smaller, and the augmented fifth, which is one semitone larger. ... Figure 1. ... This page is about musical systems of tuning, for the musical process of tuning see tuning. ... In psychophysics, a just noticeable difference, customarily abbreviated with lowercase letters as jnd, is the smallest difference in a specified modality of sensory input that is detectable by a human being or other animal. ...


  • Tuning Digest, #349, Internet mailing list. [1]

See also

Tunings edit
Pythagorean · Just intonation · Harry Partch's 43-tone scale
Regular temperaments
Equal temperaments :   12-tone · 19-tone · 22-tone · 24-tone · 31-tone · 53-tone · 72-tone
Non-equal temperaments :   Meantone (Quarter-comma; Lucy tuning; Septimal) · Schismatic · Miracle
Irregular temperaments
Well temperament



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