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Monz:

> > And since 1 step of 152-EDO is ~1/3-comma, you only need *3*

> > chains of 19-EDO each separated by 1 step of 152-EDO, in order

> > to represent the entire infinite JI lattice! And you don't

> > get comma problems! *WAY* cool !!!!!!

Paul:

> Umm, something slipped up somewhere. Each 19-tET chain itself

> represents the entire JI lattice already. But if you want larger and

> larger chords in JI, you need more and more of the 19-tET chains.

> Nothing special happens when you have 3 chains.

One period/generator mapping is

[(19, 0), (30, 1), (44, 1), (53, 3), (66, -2)]

This is accurate to 1.7 cents of 11-limit JI. You need 5 non-consecutive

chains to carry one 11-limit otonality. But that means you get 19 of them

into the bargain, and you can do infinite modulations along 19-equal, but

not an infinite lattice. You do need all 6 chains for that.

Another mapping is

[(19, 0), (30, 1), (44, 1), (53, 3), (65, 6)]

Tuned to 152-equal, that's 2.2 cents out, but it does mean the 6 should

map to 0. It now means the 11-limit otonality can be got from 4

consecutive chains, but isn't so close to JI.

> > So the 57-tone subset of 152-EDO which is three 19-EDOs starting

> > on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 152-EDO degrees is really some sort of

> > magical tuning for us adaptive-JI fans!

>

> Nope. You need as many 19-tET chains as the piece dictates.

You don't need more than 6 to cover 152-EDO.

The CNMI connected to London Guildhall University have built a trumpet for

19-equal. I was told that it can handle 7-limit JI fairly easily by pitch

bending, and the method is to think of multiple chains of third-comma

meantone. That looks to me pretty much like what you're doing, but in the

11-limit. So this might all be more practical than you realized.

Graham