24 Helmholtz temperament

For a general introduction to European historical tunings and these presets, please visit Introduction to European historical tunings and temperaments.

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Each fifthPitches 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 is narrowed by 1/8 of a schisma (about 0.25 cents) so that 8 fifths produce a 4:5 quintal major third. Quintal and tertial commasA comma is a small difference in pitch between the same interval in different tuning systems.Visit the link to learn more are both reduced to ca. 20.5 cents, so flats are enharmonic with comma-lowered sharp equivalents, and sharps are enharmonic with comma-raised equivalents.

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