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Handpan Dissonance [Feb. 13th, 2013|10:39 pm]
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Here is a (very naive) attempt to estimate the potential dissonance for Pantheon Steel's Sound Models.

The idea is to calculate the dissonance you might get if you strike two tones at random, with tones 1 step apart on a 12-tone equal temperament scale counted as the most dissonant; tones 2, 11 and 13 thirteen steps apart counted as half as dissonant as tones 1 step apart; and tones 6, 8, and 10 steps apart counted as one third as dissonant as tones 1 step apart. (Those values come from eyeballing the blue chart labeled "12-tet scale steps" at this Stack Exchange discussion about dissonance.)

That's then compared to the worst score you might get if the tones in the tone circle went up one step at a time -- the most dissonant such model counting 1000.

Clearly this leaves out an enormous amount of information, some of it probably crucial.

ScoreKindName
635GenesisIwato 7
635GenesisGolden Dawn
632GenesisHijazkiar [retired]
632CirrusHijazkiar
618StratusHokkaido 9with D
618Genesis"Hijaz Prototype" aka Djinn
592StratusAke Bono
592GenesisKiavara in C [retired]
592GenesisKiavara in B [retired]
592GenesisHijaz in C
592GenesisHijaz in B [retired]
592GenesisAke Bono 8 in B [retired]
587GenesisWadi Rum
579GenesisKhyberi
571GenesisKumo
566StratusMelog-Selisir
566GenesisTharsi
566GenesisIwato
556GenesisSyrah
556CirrusNorth Sea
553StratusHokkaido
553GenesisShiraz
553GenesisHarmonic Minor
553CirrusShiraz in Eb
553CirrusShiraz in E
551CirrusHarmonic Niner
540GenesisBlues [retired]
540GenesisAke Bono 7 in C
540GenesisAke Bono 7 in B
540CirrusShakti
539StratusRussian Major
539StratusMonsoon
539StratusAke Bono 9
539CirrusDaxala
528CirrusShiraz 9 in E
526GenesisKlezmara
526CirrusRaja
524CirrusShanti
508GenesisUrsa Minor
508CirrusEquinox 7
506StratusHokkaido 9with F#
506CirrusRaja 9
487StratusRaga Desh
487StratusPygmy Stratus
487GenesisXiao Xiong Diao aka XXD
487GenesisPygmy 8 in B [retired]
487GenesisOnoleo
487CirrusNorth Sea 8
487CirrusArcadian 8
472CirrusLa Sirena 9 with C#
472CirrusArcadian
461StratusOxalis
461GenesisSpindrift
461CirrusEquinox
460GenesisSaudade
460GenesisMigration
460GenesisLittle Bear in B
460GenesisLittle Bear
460GenesisGolden Gate
447CirrusLa Sirena
429GenesisAegis aka Aegean 7
421GenesisDark Aegean
421GenesisCopperfield
416StratusAvalon
416CirrusEquinox 9
413GenesisPygmy 7 in C
413GenesisPygmy 7 in B
413GenesisDeshvara
404CirrusLa Sirena 9 with E
397GenesisLimoncello
395GenesisAegean
382StratusAvebury aka Avalon 8
382GenesisDa Xiong Diao aka DXD
382CirrusRaga Desya Todi
381GenesisCeltic Minor
368GenesisPygmy in C + Bb [retired]
333GenesisSilverado
333GenesisMinor Pentatonic 9
333GenesisBig Bear in B
333GenesisBig Bear
317GenesisSundown
316GenesisSilverado 8
303StratusYu Shan Diao
303CirrusSubVoyage
302GenesisSubVoyage
302GenesisMixophonic
263GenesisSundown 8
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