# Father family

The **father family** of rank-2 temperaments tempers out 16/15, the just diatonic semitone. This equates 4/3 with 5/4, so these are "fourth-thirds", or father, temperaments. In a sense, what father is all about is using semisixths or subfourths and pretending that is 5-limit, and like any temperament which seems to involve pretending, father is at the edge of what can sensibly be called a temperament at all. In other words, it is an exotemperament.

## Father

*Main article: Father*

Subgroup: 2.3.5

Comma list: 16/15

Mapping: [⟨1 0 4], ⟨0 1 -1]]

- mapping generators: ~2, ~3

Optimal tuning (POTE): ~2 = 1\1, ~3/2 = 743.986

- 5-odd-limit: ~3/2 = [1 1/2 -1/2⟩

Optimal ET sequence: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13c, 21bcc

Badness: 0.014884

### Overview to extensions

Strong extensions of father to include an approximation of harmonic 7 are septimal father (5 & 8d), mother (2 & 3), and pater (3 & 5d), all considered below.

Temperaments discussed elsewhere include:

## Septimal father

*Main article: Father**See also: Trienstonic clan #Father*

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7

Comma list: 16/15, 28/27

Mapping: [⟨1 0 4 -2], ⟨0 1 -1 3]]

Wedgie: ⟨⟨1 -1 3 -4 2 10]]

Optimal tuning (POTE): ~2 = 1\1, ~3/2 = 742.002

- 7-odd-limit: ~3/2 = [1/2 0 -1/4 1/4⟩

- 9-odd-limit: ~3/2 = [1 -2 0 1⟩ = 14/9

Optimal ET sequence: 2d, 3d, 5, 8d, 13cd, 21bccdd

Badness: 0.021312

### 11-limit

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7.11

Comma list: 16/15, 22/21, 28/27

Mapping: [⟨1 0 4 -2 -3], ⟨0 1 -1 3 4]]

Optimal tuning (POTE): ~2 = 1\1, ~3/2 = 747.156

Optimal ET sequence: 2de, 3de, 5, 8d

Badness: 0.020589

## Mother

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7

Comma list: 16/15, 21/20

Mapping: [⟨1 0 4 6], ⟨0 1 -1 -2]]

Wedgie: ⟨⟨1 -1 -2 -4 -6 -2]]

Optimal tuning (POTE): ~2 = 1\1, ~3/2 = 721.569

Optimal ET sequence: 2, 3, 5

Badness: 0.024152

### 11-limit

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7.11

Comma list: 11/10, 16/15, 21/20

Mapping: [⟨1 0 4 6 5], ⟨0 1 -1 -2 -1]]

Optimal tuning (POTE): ~2 = 1\1, ~3/2 = 717.364

Optimal ET sequence: 2, 3, 5

Badness: 0.021957

## Pater

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7

Comma list: 16/15, 126/125

Mapping: [⟨1 0 4 11], ⟨0 1 -1 -5]]

Wedgie: ⟨⟨1 -1 -5 -4 -11 -9]]

Optimal tuning (POTE): ~2 = 1\1, ~3/2 = 753.113

Optimal ET sequence: 3, 5d, 8d

Badness: 0.053001

### 11-limit

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7.11

Comma list: 16/15, 22/21, 100/99

Mapping: [⟨1 0 4 11 10], ⟨0 1 -1 -5 -4]]

Optimal tuning (POTE): ~2 = 1\1, ~3/2 = 751.396

Optimal ET sequence: 3, 5de, 8d

Badness: 0.035487