Talk:Equal-step tuning

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Consolidate ed-degrees pages

The degree is related to certain scales and not a concretely defined interval. The only widely recognized degree–ratio correlations are the octave (2/1), the fifth (3/2) and the fourth (4/3). All the others should be named by the exact ratio. For example, it is unclear what interval edX exactly splits. The ratio that makes the most logical sense would be either 81/32 or 5/2, yet in the article it is defined as 7/3. I suggest moving this page to ed7/3. Likewise, all the others except for edo, edt, and edf. Now I also suggest moving edf to ed3/2, since both fifth and fourth has the initial f and one cannot tell by the name if it's fifth or fourth. FloraC (talk) 23:41, 30 December 2021 (UTC)

I agree with everything except the final point. I think edf as equal divisions of the fifth is already well established (e.g. 9edf redirects to Carlos Alpha), while equal divisions of the fourth (currently in edIV) are very scarcely used. I understand your concern when you say "one cannot tell by the name if it's fifth or fourth", but I don't think people should even guess the meaning of an acronym; they will learn that 'f' stands for "fifth", which makes sense because it is the simplest interval between 3/2 and 4/3. For that matter, some people write ed2 even though edo is relatively unambiguous, so I'd rather make it clear what edf means for those who choose to use it. --Fredg999 (talk) 01:12, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
Agree with this. edIV should just be ed4/3 though. The edX page is actually so ridiculous I thought it was satirizing the wiki. - Sintel (talk) 02:22, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
Alright, let's do it. FloraC (talk) 13:14, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

EDO tunings of some regular temperaments

Optimal ET sequence → Equal tuning (redirect) → Equal-step tuning (here)

I'd like to see a description about the benefits of tuning the temperaments to Equal-step tunings, somewhere from there to here. I feel like there was something like that somewhere.--Dummy index (talk) 14:45, 20 April 2024 (UTC)