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Italic continuum names

There are a few things here which haven't been defined formally as regular temperaments:

contrapyth, italic, middletown, calenda, corcovado, janeiro, notre dame, annapolis, esmeralda, hugo, jamestown, kilometric, lampante, marchettus, monocacy, napoli, oriole, potomac, rosada, shenandoah, victoria

These appear to be from Joseph Ruhf's "italic continuum" page here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/xenharmonic/10151070640989482/

Since this page is supposed to only handle the things formally defined as regular temperaments, e.g. tuning systems which exist on some JI group and which temper out a set of commas, we should formally define all of these in those terms as regular temperaments before listing them here.

So how are the above temperaments defined? What subgroup are they defined over, and what commas do they temper out?

- mbattaglia1 October 13, 2012, 12:09:29 AM UTC-0700


Alternatively, they could all be moved to a separate page.

- genewardsmith October 13, 2012, 08:53:10 AM UTC-0700


I've just looked at the Italic Continuum document, and it provides no explanation of what these things mean or why we should care. I think an Italic Continuum page which did both these things would be a good start.

- genewardsmith October 13, 2012, 08:57:14 AM UTC-0700


Some things are listed here which aren't regular temperaments

These are listed:

contrapyth, italic, middletown, calenda, corcovado, janeiro, notre dame, annapolis, esmeralda, hugo, jamestown, kilometric, lampante, marchettus, monocacy, napoli, oriole, potomac, rosada, shenandoah, victoria

These are all from Joseph Ruhf's "italic" family, posted on Facebook here:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/xenharmonic/10151070640989482/

These are certainly interesting tunings, but aren't the same things we're talking about when we mention "temperaments" - we're talking specifically about the things on the "regular temperament" page, e.g. things which exist in a JI group and temper out a set of commas.

I would encourage Joseph to continue to develop his work, however! To organize all of this better, I'm going to move the Italic names over to a new "Italic continuum names" page.

- mbattaglia1 October 13, 2012, 12:06:05 AM UTC-0700


myna, minor?

Is the fact that "myna" sounds like "minor" and the myna generator is a minor third just an odd coincidence?

- Andrew_Heathwaite May 31, 2012, 05:19:39 AM UTC-0700


I'm not sure I remember well enough to be certain, but that definately rings a bell.

- genewardsmith May 31, 2012, 09:24:15 AM UTC-0700


Yes!

Thanks for putting this page together, guys; I'm always curious about this!

- Andrew_Heathwaite May 24, 2012, 06:48:48 AM UTC-0700