User:CritDeathX/Sam's EDO Impressions
(if i say meh, then that just means i havent messed with it enough)
1 - The harmony of the cavemen.
2 - The worse harmony of the cavemen.
3 - Augmented chord.
4 - Diminished chord. It, surprisingly, has interesting melodic movement despite only being four notes.
5 - Equipentatonic. Nothing too original.
6 - Whole tone scale. Take out 4\6 and you have a pentatonic subset of the lydian dominant scale.
7 - Equiheptatonic. Again, nothing too original.
8 - First EDO with some kind of quarter tone interval.
9 - Cool approximation of 7/6. I also consider it something of the parent scale of gamelan music.
10 - The first actually usable EDO. Decent chords & decent melodic ideas. Sevish's Vidya is a good example of how it can sound.
11 - This is probably a good example of where you should use secundal harmony rather than tertial harmony.
12 - I probably shouldn't have listed this.
13 - Extremely dissonant, but at least the major chord sounds somewhat decent. Not much decent, but its better than nothing.
14 - Cool chords. People say that its really dissonant, but I don't hear anything out of the ordinary.
15 - Probably the most popular small EDO. Great chords, good approximation of 6/5, and supports some nice temperaments. Also I kinda introduced Weigel to a Hanson keyboard, and then he made it into his keyboard, so I feel a little happy about telling him about that.
16 - Chromatic version of 9EDO's mavila. Also cool approximation of 7/4.
17 - The smallest EDO with more consonant harmony than the previous ones.
18 - Nothing particularly interesting in this.
19 - The smallest EDO with a really nice meantone fifth. I consider this the smallest EDO to use if you want to make pop music into microtonal music.
20 - Nothing particularly interesting.
21 - Its cool, but again, nothing particularly interesting.
22 - Smallest cool superpyth EDO. I think there's orwell in there, too, but don't quote me on that.
23 - Hyperchromatic version of 9EDO's mavila.
24 - 12EDO, but fancy.
25 - Great approximation of 5/4, but its another hyperchromatic version of 9EDO's mavila.
26 - The step-sibling of the meantone series. Its twice of 13EDO though, so the closest approximation of 5/4 is still trash. 14/11 is cool, though, so lets use that.
27 - Amazing approximations of intervals like 7/6, 6/5, 5/4 (but its the same as 12EDO), 3/2, 5/3, and 7/4. Its weird how it manages to work this much with being a power of 3.
28 - Meh.
29 - Similar to 27EDO, but this is a bit better since the fifth is a little bit better compared to 27EDO.
30 - Meh.
31 - Meantone quarter tones.
32 - Same as 27 & 29EDO, but the fifth now is sharper than 27EDO.
33 - 11EDO, but with a better fifth.
34 - 17EDO, but now there's a good third.
35 - You either get 5EDO or 7EDO, there is no middle.
36 - 12EDO, but better.
37 - Same situation as 35EDO, but the 5EDO fifth is now just a superpyth fifth. Also good approximations of intervals.
38 - Meh.
39 - You either get mavila or superpyth, there is no middle.
40 - Meh.
41 - Smaller version of 53EDO.
42 - You either get 7EDO or superpyth, there is no middle.
43 - The other step-sibling of meantone.
44 - Meh.
45 - Meh.
46 - You either get 5EDO or 7EDO, but there is a middle.
47 - You either get 7EDO or superpyth, but there's a nice third.
48 - 12EDO, but more fancy.
49 - Meh.
50 - I consider this an optimal meantone EDO, due to a wealthy collection of notes here.
51 - Meh.
52 - Meh.
53 - JI: The Book.