The book is now available! 7
(another Prime Pages' Curiosity)
Prime Curios!
Curios: Curios Search:
 

Participate:
Share
Single Curio View:   (Seek other curios for this number)

 

In "Western" music's 12-tone scale, ratios of fractions between 2 and 1 with a one-digit denominator that involve 7 are not used. This is true whether 7 is either in the numerator or denominator. Ratios such as 7/4, 7/5, 7/6, 8/7, 9/7, etc. are often common notes in the music of other cultures or blues music, but not the "Western" equal temperament scale. [Obeidin]

 

  Submitted: 2003-09-22 20:20:05;   Last Modified: 2009-04-07 16:44:17.



Prime Curios! © 2000-2017 (all rights reserved)