# 20ed5

20th root of 5 "Hieronymus' Tuning"

A harmonic entropy minimum, that has better approximations of a variety of just intervals than Bohlen Pierce (of course, not the same intervals) among which are 13/12, 7/6, 14/11, 11/8, 3/2, 13/8, 7/4, 21/11, 33/32, ~9/4, 39/32, 21/16, 10/7, 20/13, 10/3 ... etc. In terms of strict 5/1 equivalence and high-limit harmony, it also approximates the harmonics and their pentave reductions: 8, 12 (or 61), 23, 27, 32, 44, 48, 52, 56, 66, 71, 77, etc. within 20 cents. Note that there are (at most) ~4.3 pentaves within human hearing range; imagine if that were the case with octaves (yes that is a helpful analogy).

One way of looking at it comes by constructing it via four tempered 3/2 (meantone without octaves) each of which is divided into five tones, which in turn approximate 11/8 13/8 7/6 etc., and themselves end up on the "pentave", 5/1, wherein the scale repeats itself. By analogy to common practice, this is familiar extended meantone but *turned entirely inside-out*. Interestingly, while Hieronymus does not repeat at the octave or even approximate it well, factors of 2 are nevertheless important to its perception and structure; it might even be helpful to think of the 3/2 intervals as a cellular structure of sorts.

Adding octaves makes it jerome temperament, with generator a meantone fifth divided in five, and Hieronymus is the generator chain of that. Jerome/Hieronymus only really comes into its own as a higher limit temperament, as a 13, or even higher limit system.