> From: Paul Erlich <paul@stretch-music.com>

> To: <tuning-math@yahoogroups.com>

> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 10:45 PM

> Subject: [tuning-math] Re: questions about Graham's matrices

>

>

> --- In tuning-math@y..., "monz" <joemonz@y...> wrote:

>

> > But I'm glad to see that somehow we managed to agree on this,

> > without understanding each other! Cool.

> >

> Yes, and I think it's a very important point.

I agree. We were both frustrated that we couldn't understand

each other, in both cases, but it turns out that we were

thinking basically the same thing all along.

> Rather than the basis being 3, 5, 7, it could just as

> easily be, say, 5/4, 6/5, 7/6, or any other basis that

> spans the 3D lattice (though consonant intervals are

> somewhat preferable here).

Sure, these are all good. But I was thinking along the

lines of, say, an axis representing a meantone generator,

such as (3/2)/((81/80)^(1/4)) , for example.

This is why, a few months back, I was so interested in

Regener's work. It seems to be along these lines...

transformations of ratio-space.

-monz

http://www.monz.org

"All roads lead to n^0"

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--- In tuning-math@y..., "monz" <joemonz@y...> wrote:

>

> Sure, these are all good. But I was thinking along the

> lines of, say, an axis representing a meantone generator,

> such as (3/2)/((81/80)^(1/4)) , for example.

Well that, of course, would be the _right_ way to plot meantone

tunings. Which is what I was trying to tell you while grudgingly

figuring out for you how to plot meantone on the usual (3,5) axes

using fractional exponents.