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Hi Michael and all,

Thanks for the reply, and the 22/7 question has been answered very well indeed.
But maybe I need to explain myself a bit better on my “selecting” a scale question

What I meant with selecting the western scale has to do with the following:

We know that the octave is well known through history and in all different musical regions of the world. Regardless if we look at Western, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Indian, Chinese, yes even Ancient Egyptian, you name it, the octave is known. However, the division of this very octave differs from culture to culture. Arab music divides the octave into sixteen unequal intervals. The Persians divided their octave into 24 steps, so they must have used quarter tones. From excavated Egyptian flutes a seven note scale C, D, E, F#, G, A, B, have been discovered, which is identical with the Syntolydian scale of ancient Greece. Chinese scales are also divided into 12 lesser Sounds or Tones. And if I remember correctly the Indian Raga’s divide the octave also in seven intervals but with a host of semitones.

This does justify the question why western scales are used as backbone in the template. Isn’t it reasonable to suggest that if there is a far larger meaning to be given to scales, this is a universal truth and should be found on more places than one?



PS Some information I posted here came from Thomas Váczy Hightower’s website.

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Welcome n/t 275 P_Falcon 04-Aug-04 15:19
Welcome Michael 314 Kees 04-Aug-04 16:56
Re: Welcome Michael 294 Michael Hayes 04-Aug-04 17:27
Welcome Michael 259 Graham Hancock 06-Aug-04 09:22
Re: Welcome Michael 518 Michael Hayes 15-Aug-04 14:56
Re: High Priests, Quantum Genes 284 Jaimi2 04-Aug-04 17:29
Re: High Priests, Quantum Genes 259 Michael Hayes 04-Aug-04 19:17
Re: High Priests, Quantum Genes 232 fiascohoho 04-Aug-04 23:34
Re: High Priests, Quantum Genes 299 Kees 05-Aug-04 09:30
Re: High Priests, Quantum Genes 265 Michael Hayes 05-Aug-04 11:31
Re:"Degenerate" music 307 Selene 05-Aug-04 17:28
Re:"Degenerate" music 290 fiascohoho 05-Aug-04 22:25
Re:"Degenerate" music 282 Michael Hayes 06-Aug-04 14:48
Created Tones. 236 Trojan 06-Aug-04 00:20
Re: Created Tones. 352 IanG 06-Aug-04 04:27
Re: Created Tones. 270 Michael Hayes 06-Aug-04 14:58
Re: Ordering "High Priests.." 274 Selene 04-Aug-04 17:52
The Tao of Physics 262 Rick M G 05-Aug-04 01:34
Re: The Tao of Physics 271 Michael Hayes 05-Aug-04 12:09
Re: The Tao of Physics 252 SNerlick 05-Aug-04 18:57
Re: The Tao of Physics 260 Michael Hayes 06-Aug-04 16:22
Re: High Priests, Quantum Genes 271 IanG 05-Aug-04 21:47
Re: High Priests, Quantum Genes 254 Michael Hayes 06-Aug-04 16:26
Re: High Priests, Quantum Genes 268 Michael Hayes 15-Aug-04 14:39
Shouldn’t it be 21/7 or 22/8 ? 275 Kees 06-Aug-04 17:46
Re: Shouldn’t it be 21/7 or 22/8 ? 284 Michael Hayes 07-Aug-04 02:17
"Selecting" the western scale 349 Kees 07-Aug-04 18:20
Re: "Selecting" the western scale 271 IanG 08-Aug-04 00:20
Re: "Selecting" the western scale 246 edmundmeltzer 08-Aug-04 14:25
Re: "Selecting" the western scale 298 Michael Hayes 15-Aug-04 12:50
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