A palingenetic chord is an essentially tempered dyadic chord tempered by 1701/1700, the palingenetic comma. Currently, there are only a handful of palingenetic chords known.
The most typical palingenetic triad is a palindrome in the 22.214.171.124.17 subgroup 21-odd-limit since it identifies 21/17 by a stack of two 10/9's:
- 1-10/9-21/17 with steps 10/9-10/9-34/21.
There is an inversely related pair which is even more squeezed:
- 1-18/17-10/9 with steps 18/17-21/20-9/5, and its inverse
- 1-21/20-10/9 with steps 21/20-18/17-9/5.
They can be extended to the following inversely related tetrads, all of which seem to be based largely on a sort of secundal harmony:
- 1-10/9-20/17-21/17 with steps 10/9-18/17-21/20-34/21, and its inverse
- 1-21/20-10/9-21/17 with steps 21/20-18/17-10/9-34/21;
- 1-10/9-7/6-21/17 with steps 10/9-21/20-18/17-34/21, and its inverse
- 1-18/17-10/9-21/17 with steps 18/17-21/20-10/9-34/21.
Then there are two inversely related pentads:
- 1-18/17-10/9-20/17-21/17 with steps 18/17-21/20-18/17-21/20-34/21, and its inverse
- 1-21/20-10/9-7/6-21/17 with steps 21/20-18/17-21/20-18/17-34/21.
If we allow the 27-odd-limit, we have four more known triads and two more known tetrads.
The known 27-odd-limit palingenetic triads are:
- 1-34/27-3/2 with steps 34/27-25/21-4/3, dubbed the "palingenetic major triad", and its inverse
- 1-25/21-3/2 with steps 25/21-34/27-4/3, dubbed the "palingenetic minor triad";
- 1-18/17-32/27 with steps 18/17-28/25-27/16, and its inverse
- 1-28/25-32/27 with steps 28/25-18/17-27/16.
The known 27-odd-limit palingenetic tetrads are:
- 1-18/17-32/27-8/5 with steps 18/17-28/25-27/20-5/4, and its inverse
- 1-28/25-32/27-40/27 with steps 28/25-18/17-5/4-27/20