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Topic: Pythagoreans and Music
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Re: Pythagoreans and music
Posted: Apr 17, 1996 2:36 PM
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In a message dated 96-04-16 18:58:40 EDT, you write:

>I think that that (2^(6/12) in equal-tempering) is part
>of what's known as the Devil's Triad, AKA a diminished 7th;
>at any rate, a nice refernce is _The Myth of Invariance_
>by McSomebody.
>
>


I've never heard of the Devil's Triad, but the Devil's interval is an
augmented fourth (or diminished fifth: they're the same in the tempered
scale). The ratio is 2^(6/12). It's the interval you hear in the solo
violin at the beginning of Saint-Saen's Danse Macabre.






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