Talk:Diminished second

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Diatonic interval?[edit]

As the article stands, a reader would come away from it with the assurance that the diminished second is a diatonic interval. (Read, checking for occurrences of the word diatonic.) Is this a good idea? In one limited sense the interval is diatonic, but in some other senses it certainly is not (see Diatonic and chromatic). Perhaps this needs some work.

– Noetica♬♩Talk 04:32, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Requested audio[edit]

I have added audio examples to the article. Hyacinth (talk) 08:55, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Sign of the Pythagorean diminished second[edit]

We are discussing the sign of the Pythagorean diminished second in Talk:Pythagorean comma. If we apply the definition given on this article, it should be negative (see also Pythagorean interval):

Name Short Ratio Cents ET
diminished second d2 524288/531441 -23.460 0
Pythagorean comma 531441/524288 23.460 0

Please share you opinion with us on Talk:Pythagorean comma. Do not answer here, because it would duplicate the discussion. This messagge will point the editors of this article to the other talk page. − Paolo.dL (talk) 22:16, 15 August 2010 (UTC)


Why, what, where, and how does this article need additional citations for verification? Hyacinth (talk) 11:25, 16 January 2011 (UTC)