12 WT (Kellner)

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About this tuning

12-tone well temperament Kellner (1975). One of several attempts to reconstruct the tuning of J.S. Bach's Das Wohltemperierte Klavier. Similar in conception to Werkmeister III. The five fifthsPitches a fifth apart have a 2:3 frequency ratio (in just intonation) or a difference of 700 cents (in 12 tone equal temperament).Visit the link to learn more C-G, G-D, D-A, A-E, B-F♯ are each narrowed by 1/5 tertial commaA comma is a small difference in pitch between the same interval in different tuning systems.Visit the link to learn more. All other fifths are tuned as 2:3 frequency ratios.

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