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Musical Scales
By Ron Houston

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Musical Scales

LIST OF SCALES

In cents (1200 cents to the octave):

Tempered Major (C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C)
200-200-100-200-200-200-100


Untempered Major (based on 9/8, 10/9, and 16/15):

204-180-114-204-180-204-114


According to Signell:

Çârgâh:

204-204-90-204-204-204-90


Rast:

204-180-114-204-204-180-114


Modern Greek uses the Turkish-Arabic names, such as Dromoi, and using Rast for Major, despite equal temper.


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