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is an interval list for the Mean Chromatic scale.
  • Intervals are measured in cents.
  • MusicScale creates a Sound object that is a sequence of pitches corresponding to the Mean Chromatic scale.
  • The Mean Chromatic scale uses 696.6 cents as the definition of a fifth, instead of 702 cents as in the Pythagorean and Just Intonation systems.
  • This scale was invented in the 18^(th) century by Gottfried Silbermann to correct for intonation problems due to enharmonic change.