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APRIL 2017 PUZZLE - "I Hit a Sour Note!"
Submitted by Dave Thomas
Consider the Pythagorean Scale, for which the frequency ratios to the lower C note are shown above. In the Well-Tempered Scale, on the other hand, the ratio of each note to the one preceding it is a constant 21/12.
The April Bonus: For the C-scale starting at 256 Hz, what note has the largest difference between well-tempered and Pythagorean scales? How many hertz off is it?
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