Orwell comma

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In musical tuning, the Orwell comma (About this sound Play ) is a very small musical interval of 13.07 cents and frequency ratio of 1728:1715[1] or 26·33 : 5·73. It is so named because the temperament eliminating this comma, Orwell temperament, has an optimal generator very close to 19 steps out of 84-equal temperament; this pattern of 19/84 (or 19\84[2]) steps is similar to the title of Orwell's novel 1984.[citation needed]


External links[edit]

  • "Comma" list, Xenharmonic Wiki.