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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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Re: Welcome Michael 325 Michael Hayes 04-Aug-04 17:27
Welcome Michael 289 Graham Hancock 06-Aug-04 09:22
Re: Welcome Michael 580 Michael Hayes 15-Aug-04 14:56
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Re: High Priests, Quantum Genes 290 Michael Hayes 04-Aug-04 19:17
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Re: High Priests, Quantum Genes 334 Kees 05-Aug-04 09:30
Re: High Priests, Quantum Genes 296 Michael Hayes 05-Aug-04 11:31
Re:"Degenerate" music 338 Selene 05-Aug-04 17:28
Re:"Degenerate" music 317 fiascohoho 05-Aug-04 22:25
Re:"Degenerate" music 313 Michael Hayes 06-Aug-04 14:48
Created Tones. 265 Trojan 06-Aug-04 00:20
Re: Created Tones. 385 IanG 06-Aug-04 04:27
Re: Created Tones. 302 Michael Hayes 06-Aug-04 14:58
Re: Ordering "High Priests.." 307 Selene 04-Aug-04 17:52
The Tao of Physics 296 Rick M G 05-Aug-04 01:34
Re: The Tao of Physics 304 Michael Hayes 05-Aug-04 12:09
Re: The Tao of Physics 288 SNerlick 05-Aug-04 18:57
Re: The Tao of Physics 289 Michael Hayes 06-Aug-04 16:22
Re: High Priests, Quantum Genes 303 IanG 05-Aug-04 21:47
Re: High Priests, Quantum Genes 283 Michael Hayes 06-Aug-04 16:26
Re: High Priests, Quantum Genes 298 Michael Hayes 15-Aug-04 14:39
Shouldn’t it be 21/7 or 22/8 ? 314 Kees 06-Aug-04 17:46
Re: Shouldn’t it be 21/7 or 22/8 ? 317 Michael Hayes 07-Aug-04 02:17
"Selecting" the western scale 389 Kees 07-Aug-04 18:20
Re: "Selecting" the western scale 303 IanG 08-Aug-04 00:20
Re: "Selecting" the western scale 278 edmundmeltzer 08-Aug-04 14:25
Re: "Selecting" the western scale 330 Michael Hayes 15-Aug-04 12:50
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