15ED4

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15ED4 is the equal division of the double octave into 15 parts of 160 cents each (every second step of 15edo).

Lookalikes: 12edt

Basics

15ED4 is a macrotonal tuning system that divides the double octave (4/1) into 15 equally spaced pitches each 160 cents apart. It can be viewed as a subset of 15 EDO that repeats at two octaves rather than one. It has a big xen appeal as it is nonoctave but at the same time contains the double octave allowing for a sort of best of both worlds approach. 15ED4 doesn't do Just Intonation well for the most part but it does represent 7/4 and 11/10 rather well, so it can be viewed as a 3.4.7.10.11 subgroup temperament tempering out 28/27, 49/48, 55/54, and 77/75 (as well as 12EDT).

MOS Scales

There are a variety of Mos scales available. William Lynch considers the symmetrical MOS: LsLsLsLs to be the most consonant scale in 15ED4. There is also a LsLLsLLLs scale which is more spacey sounding than the symmetrical MOS. The symmetrical MOS can be harmonized with c