# Talk:Gamelismic clan/WikispacesArchive

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# ARCHIVED WIKISPACES DISCUSSION BELOW

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## Badness

What is badness and how to calculate it?

- **xenwolf** June 10, 2013, 11:40:29 PM UTC-0700

I started at least the disambiguation page Badness, please help your readers :)

- **xenwolf** June 12, 2013, 04:01:20 AM UTC-0700

## Name update

Gene Smith and I bilaterally approved calling the 13-limit rodan extension tempering out 91/90 "aerodactyl" instead of "superduper". I changed it and also included 51c as a possible tuning.

- **d.schallert** January 09, 2013, 09:19:31 PM UTC-0800

## question about slendric

I came across an MOS scale of 37edo that could perhaps fall under the "slendric" category. The generator is 7\37, around 227.0 cents. The "Gamelismic clan" page says, "three 8/7 intervals give a fifth, 3/2," which describes this scale, except the fifth is rather flat, at 681.1 cents. This temperament seems optimized for 13-limit no-3 chords such as 8:10:11:13:14. If one were to consider this scale as not approximating 3 at all, but instead optimizing the tuning of the other 13-limit intervals, would it make sense to call it a different temperament?

Thanks,

Andrew

- **Andrew_Heathwaite** August 13, 2011, 10:03:01 AM UTC-0700

(One reason I care about this scale: I think the 16-tone version would fit nicely on a guitar, since the steps would be 64.9 and 97.3 cents, not too small for frets. The pattern is 3223223223223222.)

- **Andrew_Heathwaite** August 13, 2011, 10:05:34 AM UTC-0700

Sure; this is the 16&21 2.5.7.11.13 subgroup temperament tempering out 176/175, 847/845 and 640/637. I'll write it up unless you have an objection, but what should it be called?

- **genewardsmith** August 13, 2011, 04:02:18 PM UTC-0700

I'm inclined to call it Shoe. Assuming that name is free.

I don't have the mathematical arsenal to find out how close 7\37 would be to the minimax generator for this temperament, but my guess would be darn close. Are there higher edos that improve the nearness to JI?

- **Andrew_Heathwaite** August 13, 2011, 05:16:40 PM UTC-0700

And I have no objections to your writing it up, Gene. Thanks for the prompt response!

- **Andrew_Heathwaite** August 13, 2011, 05:17:12 PM UTC-0700

Here it is:

shoe

- **genewardsmith** August 13, 2011, 06:21:04 PM UTC-0700

Cool, thanks!

- **Andrew_Heathwaite** August 14, 2011, 09:50:31 AM UTC-0700