Saturday, September 20, 2008

On the octaves of the Nychthemeron

Nychthemeron=24 (equinoctial) hours, one oscillation (of universe around earth, some say of earth around itself), the octaves of which make one oscillation in:



12 h

6 h

3 h

1 h 30 m

45 m (=5th oct)

22 m 30 s

11 m 15 s .00

5 m 37 s .50

2 m 48 s .75

1 m 24 s .375 (=10th oct)

42 s .1875

21 s .09375

10 s .546875

5 s .2734375

2 s .63671875 (=15th oct)

1 s .318359375

.6591796875

.32958984375

.164794921875

.0823974609375 (=20th oct)

.04119873046875

.020599365234375

.0102996826171875

.00514984130859375

.002574920654296875 (=25th oct)

.0012874603271484375

777 Hz is closer than 776 Hz.

Quite another question: is that note a G or a G sharp/A flat?
Modern tuning has an A (432 chamber music tuning or 440 orchestra tuning) making it a G. I have read people who want all tuning a half note further down, to them it would be an A flat (or B triple flat), equalling roughly G sharp.

Hans

3 comments:

Hans-Georg Lundahl said...

This is part of my writings on Musical theory and history with Schenkerian analyses and syntheses.

Hans-Georg Lundahl said...

It is, moreover, in part inspired by Lyndon LaRouche's writings about tuning. Is A=432 Hz or 440? Well, if Nychthemeron is G or G sharp/A flat makes a difference.

The German names G=Ge and Giss point to classical Greek pronunciation of Earth in Nominative or Modern Greek Pronunciation of Earth in Genitive.

Thus both would make sense to Heliocentrics who find that the Nychthemeron is a complete rotation of the Earth within the Universe, rather than of the Heavens around Earth (and all way up).

Hans-Georg Lundahl said...

On the octaves of the Nychthemeron, Octaves and other pure intervals, Why isthe tritone bad?, Game of avoiding the tritone: from modes via early twelve tone to major and minor, Between major and minor