# Talk:Product word/WikispacesArchive

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## Are Fokker blocks product words?

"The importance of product words in music theory is that every Fokker block can be expressed as the product word of two or more distributionally even scales in a unique way. Fokker blocks are therefore equivalent to product words of DE scales of the same size."

That a Fokker block is a product work does not entail a product word of DE scales of the same size is a Fokker block. Is it?

- **genewardsmith** November 14, 2011, 04:37:21 PM UTC-0800

Yes. That's the main result of the Zabka article. A scale is a strictly epimorphic (monotonic) Fokker block if and only if it is the product word of two DE scales.

- **keenanpepper** November 14, 2011, 08:24:42 PM UTC-0800