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TEMPERAMENT.
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other words, the Major Third of Equal Temperament is -^ of a comma sharper than a true Major Third.
The following Table gives in a form convenient for reference the amount by which the Consonant intervals, both in Mean Tone and Equal Temperament, differ from the corresponding intervals in just Intonation.
For further purposes of comparison, the following table is given, the 2nd column of which shows the vibration number of the tones of the diatonic scale on the basis 0 = 264; to which is added those of the, a Minor Third above C, the Ay, a Minor Sixth above 0, the, a fourth above F, and thea diatonic Semitone
below G and D respectively : all in true intonation. The 3rd and 4th columns give the vibration numbers of the twelve tones, into
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