12 WT (Werkmeister III)

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12-tone well temperament Werkmeister III (1691). Four 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 are each narrowed by 1/4 of a tertial (PythagoreanPythagorean tuning is an approach to tuning based on stacking pure fifths (i.e. fifths with an exact frequency ratio of 2:3).Visit the link to learn more) commaA comma is a small difference in pitch between the same interval in different tuning systems.Visit the link to learn more: C-G, G-D, D-A, B-F♯.

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