Comma System

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Use of Meantone Temperament
... References to tuning systems that could possibly refer to meantone were published as early as 1496 (Gafori) and Aron (1523) is unmistakably referring to meantone ... De musica libra septum) describes three different mean tone temperaments the 1/3 comma system, the 2/7 comma system, and the 1/4 comma system ... He is the likely inventor of the 1/3 system, while he and Zarlino both wrote on the 2/7 system, apparently independently ...

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