74edo divides the octave into 74 equal parts of size 16.216 cents each. It is most notable as a meantone tuning, tempering out 81/80 in the 5-limit; 81/80 and 126/125 (and hence 225/224) in the 7-limit; 99/98, 176/175 and 441/440 in the 11-limit; and 144/143 and 847/845 in the 13-limit. Discarding 847/845 from that gives 13-limit meantone, aka 13-limit huygens, for which 74edo gives the optimal patent val; and discarding 144/143 gives a 13-limit 62&74 temperament with half-octave period and two parallel tracks of meantone.

74 tunes 11 only 1/30 of a cent sharp, and 13 2.7 cents sharp, making it a distinctly interesting choice for higher-limit meantone.

74edodivides the octave into 74 equal parts of size 16.216 cents each. It is most notable as a meantone tuning, tempering out 81/80 in the 5-limit; 81/80 and 126/125 (and hence 225/224) in the 7-limit; 99/98, 176/175 and 441/440 in the 11-limit; and 144/143 and 847/845 in the 13-limit. Discarding 847/845 from that gives 13-limit meantone, aka 13-limit huygens, for which 74edo gives the optimal patent val; and discarding 144/143 gives a 13-limit 62&74 temperament with half-octave period and two parallel tracks of meantone.74 tunes 11 only 1/30 of a cent sharp, and 13 2.7 cents sharp, making it a distinctly interesting choice for higher-limit meantone.

Twinkle canon – 74 edo by Claudi Meneghin