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POTE generator

I am looking for an understandable explanation of POTE generator, the linked POTE tuning (and also Tenney-Euclidean Tuning) doesn't help very much.

...maybe I'm not patient enough or too poor in English, but I cannot find a description in the text. Please help!

- xenwolf August 26, 2011, 12:37:45 AM UTC-0700

Would it help if I described how to find the POTE tuning in a way which did not attempt to discuss any theory?

- genewardsmith August 27, 2011, 09:57:52 AM UTC-0700

Yes, a practical help to get done a particulare POTE tuning. Nothing against the theory (and links to theoretical topics will be good), but the way to percept a theory is better, when it starts at the problem. Try first to ask: What is the problem that is solved by this technique (an why is it a problem at all). I think if the problem is not well understood, then the solution either.

- xenwolf August 29, 2011, 12:09:17 AM UTC-0700

See what you think now.

- genewardsmith August 29, 2011, 04:23:54 PM UTC-0700

Temperament Names?

Does anyone have any idea why the temperaments have such cool names? Why are there no examples of songs or even samples of the temperament?

- Cenobyte August 25, 2011, 09:50:58 PM UTC-0700

Some time back in the last millenium Herman Miller came up with a scale he called "starling", analysis of which indicated it was based on tempering out 126/125.

- genewardsmith August 25, 2011, 11:26:39 PM UTC-0700

Did he know what he was making, or did he just to it intuitively?

- Cenobyte August 27, 2011, 11:30:12 AM UTC-0700