Hi!

What should I read in the Web and in the Lists to get a good

understanding of the notation and terminology used in tuning-math?

I understand what linear temperaments are but the notation used is

not self-evident to me. I also have a basic understanding of

periodicity blocks but hmm... wedges? commatic/chromatic unison

vectors?

Kalle

In-Reply-To: <ae4erq+a8rm@eGroups.com>

kalleaho wrote:

> What should I read in the Web and in the Lists to get a good

> understanding of the notation and terminology used in tuning-math?

As we haven't written up the processes yet, the best place is still the

list archives.

> I understand what linear temperaments are but the notation used is

> not self-evident to me. I also have a basic understanding of

> periodicity blocks but hmm... wedges? commatic/chromatic unison

> vectors?

Wedge products are explained at

<http://mathworld.wolfram.com/WedgeProduct.html>. The importance here is

that the wedge product of the commas defining a linear temperament family

is the complement of the wedge product of two equal temperaments belonging

to the same family.

The chromatic unison vector is the one you don't temper out to get a

linear temperament. So for 7 note meantone, this is the chromatic

semitone 25:24.

Graham

--- In tuning-math@y..., graham@m... wrote:

> The chromatic unison vector is the one you don't temper out to get

a

> linear temperament. So for 7 note meantone, this is the chromatic

> semitone 25:24.

>

>

> Graham

thanks graham and please keep pestering us with questions, kalle!