Well Temperaments (Part 3)

Last time we saw the importance of some tiny musical intervals: irritating but inevitable glitches in our search for perfectly beautiful harmonies. Today I want to talk about a truly microscopic interval called the ‘atom of Kirnberger’.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2024/01/25/well-temperaments-part-3/