Pythagorean scale

Pythagorean scale

[pə‚thag·ə′rē·ən ′skāl]
(acoustics)
A musical scale such that the frequency intervals are represented by the ratios of integral powers of the numbers 2 and 3.
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Of fundamental importance here is the establishment of the Pythagorean scale founded on string ratios (2:1 = octave, 3:2 = fifth, 4:3 = fourth, etc.
But this number is also the limma, or leimma, (also called a minor semitone) from the Pythagorean scale in music theory, which expresses the difference between the minor third and the tone.
Apples leader Robert Schneider claims he has invented a new musical scale, which he has called the Non- Pythagorean Scale.