Definitions of tuning terms

© 1998 by Joseph L. Monzo

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    [In ancient Greek theory,] pertaining to Harmonia and Harmonike.

    When applied to chords or scales, it indicates that they are a section of the harmonic series.

    The mathematical mean of two tones which produces intervals in the reverse order of the arithmetic mean is called the harmonic mean by Archytas because it was felt that this sequence was the more musical.

    In Western European theory, harmonic refers to harmony.

    [from John Chalmers, Divisions of the Tetrachord]

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