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.) according to which consonance was considered to be determined by the perfection of the ratio.
Apples leader Robert Schneider claims he has invented a new musical scale, which he has called the Non- Pythagorean Scale.
A story, well-formed, must comply with certain rules of structure, just as (most) music complies with the Pythagorean scale. Indeed, the two artistic forms are very similar.
Part I provides a comprehensive account of the history of scales, modes and tuning systems: the Pythagorean scale, the tetrachords of ancient Greece, the church modes, the Guidonian hexa-chord system, mean-tone temperament, major and minor modes, chromaticism, and twentieth-century modes and scales.