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The 121 equal temperament divides the octave into 121 equal steps of 9.917 cents each. It has a distinctly sharp tendency, in that the odd primes from 3 to 19 all have sharp tunings. It tempers out 15625/15552 in the 5-limit; 4000/3969, 6144/6125, 10976/10935 in the 7-limit; 540/539, 896/891 and 1375/1372 in the 11-limit; 325/324, 352/351, 364/363 and 625/624 in the 13-limit; 256/255, 375/374 and 442/441 in the 17-limit; 190/189 and 361/360 in the 19-limit. It also serves as the optimal patent val for 13-limit grendel temperament. It is consistent through to the 19 odd limit and uniquely consistent to the 15 odd limit.

Because it tempers out 540/539 it allows swetismic chords, because it tempers out 325/324 it allows marveltwin chords, because it tempers out 640/637 it allows huntmic chords, because it tempers out 352/351 it allows minthmic chords, because it tempers out 364/363 it allows gentle chords, because it tempers out 676/675 it allows island chords and because it tempers out 1575/1573 it allows the nicolic tetrad. That makes for a very flexible system, and since this suite of commas defines 13-limit 121et, it is a system only associated with 121.

13-limit detempering of 121et

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