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Re: [ARSCLIST] Temperament--was: Are we at the end of the road musically??

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Cox" <doncox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Each of the 12 steps is 1.059 times the one below, in equal temperament.
> Any seven of the steps can be used to make a 7-note scale (or key), but
> some sets of seven are commonly used and others are rare. 
Were these sets of "7 out of 12" what the ancient Greeks called "modes?"
(at least some of the sets, anyway...I used to know how to calculate
the different ways that one could take seven items out of a full set
of twelve, where the values had to be in ascending order...)

Steven C. Barr

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