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    Quote Originally Posted by doctorjohn View Post
    It should be noted that the major second interval from C to D is a different ratio then D to E within the scale of c major
    What are the ratios? Tell us. Also, what tuning are you in? Pythagoran? In ET, all intervals are identical.

    But that doesn't matter, since the interval to tonic is all that matters. C to D, or E to C.

    Besides, in ET, C to D is 100 cents, and D to E is 100 cents.

    Besides, these functions in tonality are derived from ideal harmonic intervals, and in ET these are approximations. So actual interval sizes are essentially irrelevant.
    Last edited by millionrainbows; Mar-13-2017 at 19:21.

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