12 HS 16-32 (Johnston)

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About this tuning

12-tone harmonic series subset consisting of partials 16°, 17°, 18°, 19°, 20°, 21°, 22°, 24°, 26°, 27°, 28°, 30°, (32°), used by Ben Johnston in Suite for Microtonal Piano (1977). Fundamental (16°) is on C. Partial 20° (E) is tuned to 330 Hz.

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Legend of ASCII Notations

The following ASCII are used to write note names in rational intonation:

For EDO systems, the standard notation uses a degree and division, i.e. 1\31 for the first step of 31edo. If another interval is being divided, it may be placed in brackets or angle brackets afterwards, i.e. 1\11 (3/2) for Wendy Carlos beta.