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The Xenharmonic wiki is an open resource for information about
This includes information about systems of tuning, the relationships between those systems, and the theory and math behind them.
This wiki is created by volunteers. Relevant new content is most welcome! You can get the hang of editing in the
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is a wish list of sorts.
If you are new to musical tuning:
Why use alternative tunings?
is an overview of common reasons for learning about tunings other than standard western tuning.
Approaches to Musical Tuning
page offers links to various theoretical approaches to exploring alternative intonation systems
links to lots
of alternatively tuned music that has been made, in case you're wondering what it all sounds like.
Links to xenharmonic websites:
Labels and concert producers
Links to some popular areas of the Xenharmonic Universe:
Gallery of Just Intervals
Equal divisions of the perfect fifth
Equal divisions of sixths through tenths
Equal divisions of sixths
Equal divisions of sevenths
Equal divisions of the octave
Equal divisions of ninths
Equal divisions of tenths
Equal divisions of elevenths and beyond
Lectures on Regular Temperaments
who have contributed to the overall project of xenharmonic exploration
- a list of electronically-available published works on microtonal/xenharmonic music
But what about rhythm?
If you're interested in the study and practice of world rhythms, irrational time signatures, and harmonic polyrhythms, visit the
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