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28 Sep 2022 12:21:37 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Complementary colours  
From: clipka
Date: 30 May 2021 07:45:50
Message: <60b37aee$1@news.povray.org>
Am 28.05.2021 um 23:16 schrieb Mike Horvath:

> An analog might be the major scale in music. The seven notes A to G are 
> not equidistant across an octave, yet they "sound nicer" (at least to 
> Westerners) so they are given greater weight/bias than the other five 
> tones. Dunno if it ultimately makes the life of someone learning music 
> for the first time easier or harder, though.

Bad example, because the science behind musical harmony is reasonably 
well understood. It all boils down to stuff the Pythagoreans already 
knew about, which is all about the frequency ratios.

The only complication is the invention of temperaments, which introduce 
a slight offset to just intonation to get some other benefits of musical 

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