22edo
Prime factorization | 2 × 11 |
Step size | 54.545¢ |
Fifth | 13\22 = 709.091¢ |
Major 2nd | 4\22 = 218¢ |
Minor 2nd | 1\22 = 55¢ |
Augmented 1sn | 3\22 = 164¢ |
In music, 22 equal temperament, called 22-tet, 22-edo, or 22-et, is the scale derived by dividing the octave into 22 equally large steps. Each step represents a frequency ratio of the twenty-second root of 2, or 54.55 cents. Because it distinguishes 10/9 and 9/8, it's not meantone.
Theory
prime 2 | prime 3 | prime 5 | prime 7 | prime 11 | prime 13 | prime 17 | ||
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error | absolute (¢) | 0 | +7.2 | -4.5 | +13.0 | -5.9 | -22.3 | +4.1 |
relative (%) | 0 | +13 | -8 | +24 | -11 | -40 | +7 | |
nearest edomapping | 22 | 13 | 7 | 18 | 10 | 15 | 2 | |
fifthspan | 0 | +1 | +9 | -2 | -6 | -9 | -10 |
The idea of dividing the octave into 22 steps of equal size seems to have originated with nineteenth century music theorist RHM Bosanquet. Inspired by the division of the octave into 22 unequal parts in the music theory of India, Bosenquet noted that such an equal division was capable of representing 5-limit music with tolerable accuracy. In this he was followed in the twentieth century by theorist José Würschmidt, who noted it as a possible next step after 19 equal temperament, and J. Murray Barbour in his classic survey of tuning history, Tuning and Temperament.
The 22-et system is in fact the third equal division, after 12 and 19, which is capable of approximating the 5-limit to within a TE error of 4 cents/oct. While not an integral or gap edo it at least qualifies as a zeta peak. Moreover, there is more to it than just the 5-limit; unlike 12 or 19 it is able to approximate the 7- and 11-limits to within 3 cents/oct of error. While 31 equal temperament does much better, 22-et still allows the use of these higher-limit harmonies, and in fact 22 is the smallest equal division to represent the 11-limit consistently. Furthermore, 22-et, unlike 12 and 19, is not a meantone system. The net effect is that 22 allows, and to some extent even forces, the exploration of less familiar musical territory, yet is small enough that it can be used in live performances with suitably designed instruments, such as 22-tone guitars and the like.
22-et can also be treated as adding harmonics 3 and 5 to 11-EDO's 2.7.9.11.15.17 subgroup, making it a (rather accurate) 2.3.5.7.11.17 subgroup temperament. Let us also mind it's approximation of the 31st harmonic is within half a cent, which is fairly accurate. It also approximates some intervals involving the 29th harmonic well, especially 29/24, which is also matched within half a cent. This leaves us with 2.3.5.7.11.17.29.31.
22-et is very close to an extended "quarter-comma superpyth", a tuning analogous to quarter-comma meantone except that it tempers out the septimal comma 64:63 instead of the syntonic comma 81:80. Because of this it has nearly pure septimal major thirds (9:7).
Properties of 22 equal temperament
Possibly the most striking characteristic of 22edo to those not used to it is that it does not "temper out" the syntonic comma of 81/80, and therefore is not a system of meantone temperament. This means that 22 distinguishes a number of Pythagorean and 5-limit intervals that 12-EDO, 19-EDO, 31-EDO, ... do not distinguish, such as the two whole tones 9/8 and 10/9. Indeed, these distinctions are exaggerated in comparison to 5-limit JI and many more accurate temperaments such as 34edo, 41edo and 53edo.
The diatonic scale it produces is instead derived from superpyth temperament, which despite having the same melodic structure as meantone's diatonic scale (LLsLLLs or, 5L 2s), has thirds approximating 9/7 and 7/6, rather than 5/4 and 6/5. This means that the septimal comma of 64/63 vanishes, rather than the syntonic comma of 81/80, which is one of the core features of 22-EDO. Superpyth is melodically interesting for having a quasi-equal pentatonic scale (as the large whole tone and subminor third are rather close in size) and a more uneven heptatonic scale, as compared with 12-equal and meantone systems: step patterns 4 4 5 4 5 and 4 4 1 4 4 4 1, respectively.
It additionally tempers out the porcupine comma or maximal diesis of 250/243, which means that 22edo supports porcupine temperament. The generator for porcupine is a flat minor whole tone of 10/9, two of which is a slightly sharp 6/5, and three of which is a slightly flat 4/3, implying the existence of an equal-step tetrachord, which is characteristic of Porcupine. Porcupine is notable for being the 5-limit temperament lowest in badness which is not approximated by the familiar 12-tone equal temperament, and as such represents one excellent point of departure for examining the harmonic properties of 22-EDO. It forms MOS's of 7 and 8, which in 22-EDO are tuned respectively as 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 and 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 (and their respective modes).
The 164¢ "flat minor whole tone" is a key interval in 22edo, in part because it functions as no less than three different consonant ratios in the 11-limit: 10/9, 11/10, and 12/11. It is thus extremely ambiguous and flexible. The trade-off is that it is very much in the cracks of the 12-equal piano, and so for most 12-equal listeners, it takes some getting used to. Simple translations of 5-limit music into 22-EDO can sound very different, with a more complex harmonic quality inevitably arising. 22edo does not contain a neutral third but both the 5-limit thirds have a "neutral-like" quality since they are tempered closer together rather than farther apart as in 12edo.
22-EDO also supports Orwell temperament, which uses the septimal subminor third as a generator (5 degrees) and forms MOS scales with step patterns 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 and 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2. Harmonically, Orwell can be tuned more accurately in other temperaments, such as 31edo, 53edo and 84edo. But 22-equal Orwell has a leg-up on the others melodically, as the large and small steps of Orwell[9] are easier to distinguish in 22.
Other 5-limit commas 22edo tempers out include the diaschisma, 2048/2025 and the magic comma or small diesis, 3125/3072. In a diaschismic system, such as 12-et or 22-et, the diatonic tritone 45/32, which is a major third above a major whole tone representing 9/8, is equated to its inverted form, 64/45. That the magic comma is tempered out means that 22-et is a magic system, where five major thirds make up a perfect fifth.
In the 7-limit 22edo tempers out certain commas also tempered out by 12-et; this relates 12 equal to 22 in a way different from the way in which meantone systems are akin to it. Both 50/49, (the jubilee comma), and 64/63, (the septimal comma), are tempered out in both systems. Hence because of 50/49 they both equate the two septimal tritones of 7/5 and 10/7, and because of 64/63 they both do not distinguish between a dominant seventh chord and an otonal tetrad. Hence both also temper out (50/49)/(64/63) = 225/224, the septimal kleisma, so that the septimal kleisma augmented triad is a chord of 22-et, as it also is of any meantone tuning. A septimal comma not tempered out by 12-et which 22-et does temper out is 1728/1715, the orwell comma; and the orwell tetrad is also a chord of 22-et.
In the 11-limit, 22edo tempers out 117440512/117406179, leading to a stack of five 33/32 quartertones being equated with one 7/6 subminor third. This is a trait which, while shared with 24edo, is surprisingly not shared with a number of other relatively small EDOs such as 17edo, 26edo and 34edo. In fact, not even the famous 53edo has this property- although it should be noted that the related 159edo does.
As 22 is divisible by 11, a 22edo instrument can play any music in 11edo, in the same way that 12edo can play 6edo (the whole tone scale). 11-equal is interesting for sounding melodically very similar to 12-equal (whole steps, half steps and minor thirds in the familiar 1:2:3 ratio), but harmonically very different, in particular because it lacks perfect fifths/fourths and 5-limit major thirds/minor sixths. Similarly, 22edo is melodically similar to 24edo as both contain quarter-tones and minor, neutral, and major seconds; but 22edo offers much better all-around harmonies than 24. In Sagittal, 11 can be notated as every other note of 22.
Notation
Superpyth/Porcupine Notation
The intervals of 22 EDO may be thought of as a system arising from both Superpyth and Porcupine temperament therefore, it makes sense to categorize each on as major and minor of each temperament. s indicates superpyth, p indicates Porcupine, because p now represents porcupine and not perfect, P in perfect intervals is no longer used in this system. Instead the number is used without P and is read as either just the number or "Natural". Example: P5 becomes 5 or N5 = Perfect fifth becomes Natural fifth.
Degree | Name and Abbreviation | Cents | Approximate Ratios* |
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0 | Natural Unison, 1 | 0.000 | 1/1 |
1 | s-minor second, sm2 | 54.545 | 36/35, 34/33, 33/32, 32/31 |
2 | p-diminished second, pd2 | 109.091 | 18/17, 17/16, 16/15, 15/14 |
3 | p-minor second, pm2 | 163.636 | 12/11, 11/10, 10/9 |
4 | (s/p) Major second, M2 | 218.182 | 9/8, 17/15, 8/7 |
5 | s-minor third, sm3 | 272.737 | 20/17, 7/6 |
6 | p-minor third, pm3 | 327.273 | 6/5, 17/14, 11/9 |
7 | p-Major third, pM3 | 381.818 | 5/4, 96/77 |
8 | s-Major third, sM3 | 436.364 | 14/11, 9/7, 22/17 |
9 | Natural Fourth, 4, N4 | 490.909 | 4/3 |
10 | p-Major Fourth, pM4, s-dim fifth | 545.455 | 15/11, 11/8 |
11 | Augmented Fourth, A4, Half-Octave, HO | 600.000 | 7/5, 24/17, 17/12, 10/7 |
12 | p-minor Fifth, pm5, s-aug fourth | 654.545 | 16/11, 22/15 |
13 | Natural Fifth, 5, N5 | 709.091 | 3/2 |
14 | s-minor sixth, sm6 | 763.637 | 17/11, 14/9, 11/7 |
15 | p-minor sixth, pm6 | 818.182 | 8/5, 77/48 |
16 | p-Major sixth, pM6 | 872.727 | 18/11, 28/17, 5/3 |
17 | s-Major sixth, sM6 | 927.273 | 17/10, 12/7 |
18 | (s/p) minor seventh, m7 | 981.818 | 7/4, 30/17, 16/9 |
19 | p-Major seventh, pM7 | 1036.364 | 9/5, 11/6, 20/11 |
20 | p-Augmented Seventh | 1090.909 | 28/15, 15/8, 32/17, 17/9 |
21 | s-Major Seventh, sM7 | 1145.455 | 31/16, 64/33, 33/17, 35/18 |
22 | Octave, 8 | 1200.000 | 2/1 |
* some simpler ratios, ordered by increasing size, based on treating 22-edo as a 2.3.5.7.11.17 subgroup temperament; other approaches are possible.
Ups and Downs, Porcupine and Pentatonic Notations
22edo intervals can also be notated using ups and downs. This notation allows for easy chord naming. The keyboard runs D * * * E F * * * G * * * A * * * B C * * * D. The natural notes represent the conventional chain of 5ths FCGDAEB.
Another possible notation uses the porcupine generator to generate the notation as well. The 2nd and 7th are perfect, and the 4th and 5th are imperfect like the 3rd and 6th. This is the only way to use a heptatonic notation without additional accidentals. The keyboard runs D * * E * * F * * G * * * A * * B * * C * * D. The natural notes represent a chain of 2nds ABCDEFG.
Yet another notation is pentatonic. The degrees are unison, subthird, fourthoid, fifthoid, subseventh and octoid. This is the only way to use a chain-of-fifths notation without additional accidentals. The keyboard runs D * * * * F * * * G * * * A * * * * C * * * D. The natural notes represent a chain of 5ths FCGDA.
Degree | Cents | Ups and Downs Notation | Porcupine | Pentatonic | ||||||
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0 | 0 | perfect unison | P1 | D | perfect unison | P1 | D | perfect unison | P1 | D |
1 | 55 | minor 2nd | m2 | Eb | aug unison | A1 | D# | aug unison | A1 | D# |
2 | 109 | upminor 2nd | ^m2 | ^Eb | dim 2nd | d2 | Eb | double-aug unison, double-dim sub3rd |
AA1, dds3 |
Dx, Fb3 |
3 | 164 | downmajor 2nd | vM2 | vE | perfect 2nd | P2 | E | dim sub3rd | ds3 | Fbb |
4 | 218 | major 2nd | M2 | E | aug 2nd | A2 | E# | minor sub3rd | ms3 | Fb |
5 | 273 | minor 3rd | m3 | F | dim 3rd | d3 | Fb | major sub3rd | Ms3 | F |
6 | 327 | upminor 3rd | ^m3 | ^F | minor 3rd | m3 | F | aug sub3rd | As3 | F# |
7 | 382 | downmajor 3rd | vM3 | vF# | major 3rd | M3 | F# | double-aug sub3rd, double-dim 4thoid |
AAs3, dd4d |
Fx, Gbb |
8 | 436 | major 3rd | M3 | F# | aug 3rd, dim 4th | A3, d4 | Fx, Gb | dim 4thoid | d4d | Gb |
9 | 491 | perfect fourth | P4 | G | minor 4th | m4 | G | perfect 4thoid | P4d | G |
10 | 545 | up-4th, dim 5th | ^4, d5 | ^G, Ab | major 4th | M4 | G# | aug 4thoid | A4d | G# |
11 | 600 | downaug 4th, updim 5th |
vA4, ^d5 | vG#, ^Ab |
aug 4th, dim 5th |
A4, d5 | Gx, Abb |
double-aug 4thoid, double-dim 5thoid |
AA4d, dd5d |
Gx, Abb |
12 | 655 | aug 4th, down-5th | A4, v5 | G#, vA | minor 5th | m5 | Ab | dim 5thoid | d5d | Ab |
13 | 709 | perfect 5th | P5 | A | major 5th | M5 | A | perfect 5thoid | P5d | A |
14 | 764 | minor 6th | m6 | Bb | aug 5th, dim 6th | A5, d6 | A#, Bbb | aug 5thoid | A5d | A# |
15 | 818 | upminor 6th | ^m6 | ^Bb | minor 6th | m6 | Bb | double-aug 5thoid, double-dim sub7th |
AA5d, dds7 |
Ax, Cb3 |
16 | 873 | downmajor 6th | vM6 | vB | major 6th | M6 | B | dim sub7th | ds7 | Cbb |
17 | 927 | major 6th | M6 | B | aug 6th | A6 | B# | minor sub7th | ms7 | Cb |
18 | 982 | minor 7th | m7 | C | dim 7th | d7 | Cb | major sub7th | Ms7 | C |
19 | 1036 | upminor 7th | ^m7 | ^C | perfect 7th | P7 | C | aug sub7th | As7 | C# |
20 | 1091 | downmajor 7th | vM7 | vC# | aug 7th | A7 | C# | double-aug sub7th, double-dim octave |
AAs7, dd8 |
Cx, Dbb |
21 | 1145 | major 7th | M7 | C# | dim 8ve | d8 | Db | dim octave | d8 | Db |
22 | 1200 | perfect octave | P8 | D | perfect octave | P8 | D | perfect octave | P8 | D |
Combining ups and downs notation with color notation, qualities can be loosely associated with colors:
quality | color name | monzo format | examples |
---|---|---|---|
minor | zo | {a, b, 0, 1} | 7/6, 7/4 |
" | fourthward wa | {a, b}, b < -1 | 32/27, 16/9 |
upminor | gu | {a, b, -1} | 6/5, 9/5 |
downmajor | yo | {a, b, 1} | 5/4, 5/3 |
major | fifthward wa | {a, b}, b > 1 | 9/8, 27/16 |
" | ru | {a, b, 0, -1} | 9/7, 12/7 |
Decatonic Notation
The decatonic notation is based on Paul Erlich's decatonic scales. Unlike typical notation, the decatonic system is based on a scale of 10 tones rather than 7. This approach requires an entire re-learning of chords, intervals, and notation, but it allows 22EDO to be notated using only one pair of accidentals, and gives the opportunity to escape a heptatonic thinking pattern. The system is based on two chains of fifths: one represented by Latin letters, the other by Greek. The two chains can be looked at as two juxtaposed pentatonic scales.
Chain 1: C G D A E
Chain 2: γ δ α ε β
The alphabet is, in ascending order: C δ D ε E γ G α A β C
In this alphabet, a chain of fifths is preserved because equivalent Greek letters also represent fifths if they are the same as their Latin counterparts. For example G-D is a fifth, and so is γ-δ.
Chord Names
See also 22 EDO Chords, Chords of orwell.
All 22edo chords can be named using ups and downs notation. Here are the zo, gu, yo and ru triads:
color of the 3rd | JI chord | notes as edosteps | notes of C chord | written name | spoken name |
---|---|---|---|---|---|
zo | 6:7:9 | 0-5-13 | C Eb G | Cm | C minor |
gu | 10:12:15 | 0-6-13 | C ^Eb G | C^m | C upminor |
yo | 4:5:6 | 0-7-13 | C vE G | Cv | C downmajor or C down |
ru | 14:18:21 | 0-8-13 | C E G | C | C major or C |
Alterations are always enclosed in parentheses, additions never are. An up or down immediately after the chord root affects the 3rd, 6th, 7th, and/or the 11th (every other note of a stacked-3rds chord 6-1-3-5-7-9-11-13).
0-8-13-18 = C E G Bb = C7 = "C seven"
0-7-13-18 = C vE G Bb = Cv,7 = "C down add-seven"
0-8-13-21 = C E G B = CM7 = "C major seven"
0-7-13-20 = C vE G vB = CvM7 = "C downmajor seven"
0-3-13 = C vD G = Cv2 or C(v2) = "C down-two"
0-4-13 = C D G = C2
0-9-13 = C F G = C4
0-10-13 = C ^F G = C^4 or C(^4)
0-5-10 = C Eb Gb = Cdim
0-5-11 = C Eb ^Gb = Cdim(^5)
0-5-12 = C Eb vG = Cm(v5)
0-5-10-15 = C Eb Gb Bbb = Cdim7
0-5-11-14 = C Eb ^Gb vBbb = Cdim7(^5,v7)
0-6-11-15 = C ^Eb ^Gb Bbb = Cdim7(^3,^5)
0-6-11-16 = C ^Eb ^Gb ^Bbb = C^dim7(^5)
0-5-13-17 = C Eb G A = Cm6
0-8-13-17 = C E G A = C6
0-8-13-16 = C E G vA = C,v6 = C add down-six
0-7-13-17 = C vE G A = C6(v3)
0-7-13-16 = C vE G vA = Cv6
0-5-13-18 = C Eb G Bb = Cm7
0-6-13-19 = C ^Eb G ^Bb = C^m7
0-5-13-16 = C Eb G vA = Cm,v6 = "C minor add down-6"
0-8-13-19 = C E G ^Bb = C,^7 = "C add up-seven"
Sometimes doubled ups/downs are unavoidable:
0-6-12-15 = C ^Eb vG vvA = Cm6(^3,v5,vv6), or C ^Eb ^^Gb Bbb = Cdim7(^3,^^5)
For a more complete list, see Ups and Downs Notation #Chords and Chord Progressions.
Just approximation
Selected just intervals by error
15-odd-limit interval mappings
The following tables show how 15-odd-limit intervals are represented in 22edo. Prime harmonics are in bold; inconsistent intervals are in italic.
Interval, complement | Error (abs, ¢) |
---|---|
9/7, 14/9 | 1.280 |
11/10, 20/11 | 1.368 |
16/15, 15/8 | 2.640 |
5/4, 8/5 | 4.496 |
7/6, 12/7 | 5.856 |
11/8, 16/11 | 5.863 |
4/3, 3/2 | 7.136 |
15/11, 22/15 | 8.504 |
15/14, 28/15 | 10.352 |
6/5, 5/3 | 11.631 |
8/7, 7/4 | 12.992 |
12/11, 11/6 | 12.999 |
9/8, 16/9 | 14.272 |
13/11, 22/13 | 16.482 |
7/5, 10/7 | 17.488 |
13/10, 20/13 | 17.850 |
18/13, 13/9 | 17.928 |
10/9, 9/5 | 18.767 |
14/11, 11/7 | 18.856 |
14/13, 13/7 | 19.207 |
11/9, 18/11 | 20.135 |
16/13, 13/8 | 22.346 |
15/13, 26/15 | 24.986 |
13/12, 24/13 | 25.064 |
Interval, complement | Error (abs, ¢) |
---|---|
9/7, 14/9 | 1.280 |
11/10, 20/11 | 1.368 |
16/15, 15/8 | 2.640 |
5/4, 8/5 | 4.496 |
7/6, 12/7 | 5.856 |
11/8, 16/11 | 5.863 |
4/3, 3/2 | 7.136 |
15/11, 22/15 | 8.504 |
15/14, 28/15 | 10.352 |
6/5, 5/3 | 11.631 |
8/7, 7/4 | 12.992 |
12/11, 11/6 | 12.999 |
9/8, 16/9 | 14.272 |
13/11, 22/13 | 16.482 |
7/5, 10/7 | 17.488 |
13/10, 20/13 | 17.850 |
10/9, 9/5 | 18.767 |
14/11, 11/7 | 18.856 |
11/9, 18/11 | 20.135 |
16/13, 13/8 | 22.346 |
15/13, 26/15 | 24.986 |
13/12, 24/13 | 29.482 |
14/13, 13/7 | 35.338 |
18/13, 13/9 | 36.618 |
Selected 17-limit intervals
See also: 22edo Solfege, 22edo tetrachords, 22 EDO Chords, 22edo Modes
Temperament measures
The following table shows TE temperament measures (RMS normalized by the rank) of 22et.
3-limit | 5-limit | 7-limit | 11-limit | 2.3.5.7.11.17 | ||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Octave stretch (¢) | -2.25 | -0.86 | -1.80 | -1.11 | -1.09 | |
Error | absolute (¢) | 2.25 | 2.70 | 2.85 | 2.90 | 2.65 |
relative (%) | 4.12 | 4.94 | 5.23 | 5.33 | 4.87 |
- 22et has a lower relative error than any previous ET in the 11-limit. The next ET that does better in this subgroup is 31.
- 22et is most prominent in the 2.3.5.7.11.17 subgroup, and the next ET that does better in this is 46.
Rank Two Temperaments
List of 22et rank two temperaments by badness
List of 22et rank two temperaments by complexity
List of edo-distinct 22et rank two temperaments
Important MOSes include:
- superpyth pentatonic 2L3s 44545 (13\22, 1\1)
- superpyth diatonic 5L2s 1441444 (13\22, 1\1)
- porcupine 7L1s 13333333 (3\22, 1\1)
- pajara 2L8s 2232222322 (2\22, 1\2)
Periods per octave |
Period | Generator | Temperaments |
---|---|---|---|
1 | 22\22 | 1\22 | Sensa/chromo/ceratitid |
1 | 22\22 | 3\22 | Porcupine |
1 | 22\22 | 5\22 | Orwell/blair/orson |
1 | 22\22 | 7\22 | Magic/telepathy |
1 | 22\22 | 9\22 | Superpyth/Suprapyth |
2 | 11\22 | 1\22 | Shrutar/hemipaj/comic |
2 | 11\22 | 2\22 | Srutal/pajara/pajarous |
2 | 11\22 | 3\22 | Hedgehog/echidna |
2 | 11\22 | 4\22 | Astrology/wizard/antikythera |
2 | 11\22 | 5\22 | Doublewide/fleetwood |
11 | 2\22 | 1\22 | Hendecatonic/undeka |
Scales
Scales are written be steps in degrees of 22edo. MOS scales are listed in their symmetric mode if one exists, and otherwise in the "brightest" mode - the mode with the highest average pitch height / the lexicographically highest mode
MOS scales
- See also 22edo Modes, 22edo tetrachords
- Porcupine[7] - 3334333
- Porcupine[8] - 33333331
- Porcupine[15] - 121212121212121
- Orwell[5] - 55255
- Orwell[9] - 232323232
- Orwell[13] - 2122122212212
- Magic[7] - 1616161
- Magic[10] - 5115115111
- Magic[13] - 1141114111411
- Magic[16] - 3111131111311111
- Magic[19] - 1112111112111112111
- Superpyth[5] - pentatonic - 45454
- Superpyth[7] - diatonic - 4144414
- Superpyth[12] - chromatic - 313131131311
- Superpyth[17] - hyperchromatic - 12111211211211121
- Pajara[10] - symmetric decatonic - 2232222322
- Pajara[12] - 222221222221
- Hedgehog[6] - 353353
- Hedgehog[8] - 33323332
- Hedgehog[14] - 21212122121212
- Astrology[6] - 434434
- Astrology[10] - 3131331313
- Astrology[16] - 2121121121211211
- Doublewide[4] - 5656
- Doublewide[6] - 551551
- Doublewide[10] - 4141141411
- Doublewide[14] - 31131113113111
- Doublewide[18] - 211121111211121111
Other Scales
- Pentachordal decatonic - Pajara[10] 4|4(2) #8 - 2232223222
- Zarlino/Ptolemy diatonic, "just" major, Ma grama - 4324342
- inverse of Zarlino/Ptolemy diatonic, natural minor - 4234243
- tetrachordal major, Sa grama - 4324432
- inverse of tetrachordal major, "just"/tetrachordal minor - 4234234
- Porcupine bright major #7 - Porcupine[7] 6|0 #7 - 4333342
- Porcupine bright major #6 #7 - Porcupine[7] 6|0 #6 #7 - 4333432
- Porcupine bright minor #2 - Porcupine[7] 4|2 #2 4243333 (mode of bright major #7)
- Porcupine dark minor #2 - Porcupine[7] 3|3 #2 4234333 (inverse of bright major #6 #7)
- Porcupine bright harmonic 11th mode - Porcupine[7] 6|0 b7 4333324
- Superpyth harmonic minor - Superpyth[7] 2|4 #7 - 4144171
- Superpyth harmonic major - Superpyth[7] 5|1 b6 - 4414171 (inverse of harmonic minor)
- Superpyth melodic minor - Superpyth[7] 5|1 b3 - 4144441
- Superpyth double harmonic - Superpyth[7] 5|1 b2 b6 - 1714171
- "just" harmonic minor - 4234252
- "just" harmonic major - 4324252
- "just" melodic minor - 4234342
- "just" double harmonic - 2524252
Commas
22 EDO tempers out the following commas. (Note: This assumes the val ⟨22 35 51 62 76 81].)
Prime limit |
Ratio^{[1]} | Monzo | Cents | Color name | Name(s) |
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5 | 250/243 | [1 -5 3⟩ | 49.17 | Triyo | Maximal diesis, Porcupine comma |
5 | 3125/3072 | [-10 -1 5⟩ | 29.61 | Laquinyo | Small diesis, Magic comma |
5 | 2048/2025 | [11 -4 -2⟩ | 19.55 | Sagugu | Diaschisma |
5 | (14 digits) | [-21 3 7⟩ | 10.06 | Lasepyo | Semicomma, Fokker comma |
5 | (20 digits) | [32 -7 -9⟩ | 9.49 | Sasa-tritrigu | Escapade comma |
5 | (32 digits) | [-53 10 16⟩ | 0.57 | Quadla-quadquadyo | Kwazy |
7 | 50/49 | [1 0 2 -2⟩ | 34.98 | Biruyo | Tritonic diesis, Jubilisma |
7 | 64/63 | [6 -2 0 -1⟩ | 27.26 | Ru | Septimal comma, Archytas' comma, Leipziger Komma |
7 | 875/864 | [-5 -3 3 1⟩ | 21.90 | Zotriyo | Keema |
7 | 2430/2401 | [1 5 1 -4⟩ | 20.79 | Quadru-ayo | Nuwell |
7 | 245/243 | [0 -5 1 2⟩ | 14.19 | Zozoyo | Sensamagic |
7 | 1728/1715 | [6 3 -1 -3⟩ | 13.07 | Triru-agu | Orwellisma, Orwell comma |
7 | 225/224 | [-5 2 2 -1⟩ | 7.71 | Ruyoyo | Septimal kleisma, Marvel comma |
7 | 10976/10935 | [5 -7 -1 3⟩ | 6.48 | Trizo-agu | Hemimage |
7 | 6144/6125 | [11 1 -3 -2⟩ | 5.36 | Saruru-atrigu | Porwell |
7 | 65625/65536 | [-16 1 5 1⟩ | 2.35 | Lazoquinyo | Horwell |
7 | (12 digits) | [-6 -8 2 5⟩ | 1.12 | Quinzo-ayoyo | Wizma |
11 | 99/98 | [-1 2 0 -2 1⟩ | 17.58 | Loruru | Mothwellsma |
11 | 100/99 | [2 -2 2 0 -1⟩ | 17.40 | Luyoyo | Ptolemisma |
11 | 121/120 | [-3 -1 -1 0 2⟩ | 14.37 | Lologu | Biyatisma |
11 | 176/175 | [4 0 -2 -1 1⟩ | 9.86 | Lorugugu | Valinorsma |
11 | 896/891 | [7 -4 0 1 -1⟩ | 9.69 | Saluzo | Pentacircle |
11 | 65536/65219 | [16 0 0 -2 -3⟩ | 8.39 | Satrilu-aruru | Orgonisma |
11 | 385/384 | [-7 -1 1 1 1⟩ | 4.50 | Lozoyo | Keenanisma |
11 | 540/539 | [2 3 1 -2 -1⟩ | 3.21 | Lururuyo | Swetisma |
11 | 4000/3993 | [5 -1 3 0 -3⟩ | 3.03 | Triluyo | Wizardharry |
11 | 9801/9800 | [-3 4 -2 -2 2⟩ | 0.18 | Bilorugu | Kalisma, Gauss' comma |
13 | 91/90 | [-1 -2 -1 1 0 1⟩ | 19.13 | Thozogu | Superleap |
31 | 125/124 | [-2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1⟩ | 13.91 | Thiwutriyo | Twizzler |
- ↑ Ratios longer than 10 digits are presented by placeholders with informative hints
Staff Notation
How to Notate 22edo in Sagittal
When 22edo is treated as generated by a cycle of its fifths, the naturals F C G D A E B represent a chain of those 13\22 fifths; consequently, the whole tone comes out to four degrees and the apotome (pythagorean sharp/flat) comes out to three degrees. Three pairs of sagittal symbols, dividing that apotome into three parts, are all that is necessary, and offer plenty of enharmonic equivalents:
This notation is consistent with Sagittal's notation of 5-limit JI harmony: "major" 3rds and 6ths appear as (super)pythagorean intervals flattened by a syntonic comma.
The division of the apotome into three syntonic commas also indicates 22's tempering out of the porcupine comma (which is equivalent to three syntonic commas minus a Pythagorean apotome).
How to Notate 22edo with Ups and Downs
Treating ups and downs as "fused" with sharps and flats, and never appearing separately:
Treating ups and downs as independent of sharps and flats, and sometimes appearing separately:
A D downmajor scale with mandatory accidentals (no key signature), with minimal accidentals (only when needed to override the key signature), and with independent ups and downs.
Paul Erlich's "Tibia" in G, with independent ups and downs:
Internal links
External links
- Erlich, Paul, Tuning, Tonality, and Twenty-Two Tone Temperament
- "Porcupine Music" - Website Focused on the Development of 22 EDO music
References
- Barbour, James Murray, Tuning and temperament, a historical survey, East Lansing, Michigan State College Press, 1953 [c1951]
- Bosanquet, R.H.M. On the Hindoo division of the octave, with additions to the theory of higher orders, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London vol. 26, 1879, pp. 272-284. Reproduced in Tagore, Sourindro Mohun, Hindu Music from Various Authors, Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series, Varanasi, India, 1965
Music
- Stephen Weigel · Dose Of Familiarity/Ode to Microtonality
- Couples' Therapy by metaclown
- Canon 2 in 1 upon a ground (22edo) by Claudi Meneghin
- TIBIA by Paul Erlich
- Glassic by Paul Erlich and Ara Sarkissian
- Decatonic Swing by Paul Erlich and Ara Sarkissian (jazz)
- 12-22hexachordal Dirge by Joel Grant Taylor
- Chord sequence in Paul Erlich's 22 EDO decatonic major by Jake Freivald
- Porcupine Comma Pump by Jake Freivald
- Dragged by a Storm Across the Desert Years by * Igliashon Jones (synth with electric guitar)
- Numerology by Iglashion Jones (progressive metal)
- Revenge of the inorganic compounds by Iglashion Jones (progressive metal)
- My Crazy Aunt Sophie play by Chris Vaisvil. Blatantly xenharmonic piano.
- Comets Over Flatland 17 by Randy Winchester
- Night on Porcupine Mountain Mussorgsky-Smith
- Paul Erlich 22-Equal Guitar Improvisation Shredfest Insanity - youtube
- Improvisation in 22-equal temperament, Mike Battaglia - youtube
- Boxwood Forest, Dream Tone, The Eternal Sleep, Sunday Pipes, Twisted Clowns - MIDI files by Mats Öljare
- Phobos Light by Chris Vaisvil in Hedgehog[14] tuned to 22edo.
- The Capture and Release of the Fairy by Chris Vaisvil => blog post presentation
- Yak Butter by The Stern Brocot Band, 1L6s MOS, compressed period/generator
- From the Sky Islands They Came by Chris Vaisvil => blog post presentation
- Smoke Filled Bar by Chris Vaisvil => blog presentation
- Recurring Mimosa by Redrick Sultan
- The Saharan Pump by Chris Vaisvil blog post
- 22 edo electric guitar duet by Chris Vaisvil
- Mass in 22edo - Sanctus by Gareth Hearne
- Mass in 22edo - Agnus Dei by Gareth Hearne
- For the Sunset - 22 edo rock ensemble by Chris Vaisvil
- Rose, liz, printemps, verdure by Alex Ness (in 22edo with stretched octaves)
- Palinkalin Viharo (Flowers in the Mist) by Jake Huryn (Score); uses 11edo machine[6], 22edo orwell[9]
- Little Brother by Diamond Doll (xen-pop)
- Octatonic Groove (22 EDO version) by Ray Perlner
By Andrew Heathwaite
- where words are said to mean play by Andrew Heathwaite, a setting of a text by Herbert Brün to a 22-tone row, thrice repeated. This & the following pieces by Andrew are for 22-tone guitar & voice.
- I've come with a bucket of roses play (orwell-9: 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2).
- one drop of rain play (orwell-9).
- being a play (porcupine-8: 3 1 3 3 3 3 3).
- my own house play (a pelog-flavored subset of orwell-9: 3 2 7 3 7).
By Brendan Byrnes
- tracks of ILEVENS - all their tracks on SoundCloud are tagged with 22edo
- Short piece and demonstration (video) by Brendan Byrnes (electric guitar)
- 22 EDO Guitar Etude by Brendan Byrnes
- Llurion by Brendan Byrnes
By Johann alias Circular17
By MÜÜR
By Sevish
- Dirty Drummer
- Ganymede (doesn't sound that xen, but it's in 22-edo)
- Ambrosia