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Orwell comma

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Orwell comma
1728 / 1715

13.07357 cents
26· 33 : 5 · 73

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In musical tuning, the Orwell comma (About this sound Play ) is a very small musical interval of 13.07 cents and frequency ratio of 1728:1715[1] or 26·33 : 5·73. It can be thought of as the difference between three just septimal minor thirds and one just minor sixth. It is so named because the temperament eliminating this comma, Orwell temperament, has an optimal generator very close to 19 steps out of 84-equal temperament; this pattern of 19/84 (or 19\84[2]) steps is similar to the title of Orwell's novel 1984.[citation needed]

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  • "Comma", Xenharmonic wiki.
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