SELECTED PAPERS OF GEORGE SECOR








George Secor has a 19-tone well temperament in which each root-positiion major triad from F to C# has its 5th, major 3rd, and minor 3rd equal-beating. There are 3 extra tones added to supply 11s in the 3 best keys (F, C, and G). The 19 tones are to be mapped to a Bosanquet generalized keyboard in a chain of fifths from Abb to Dx, and the 3 extra tones (Bv, F^, and C^) are mapped at both ends of the chain to the same positions they would occupy in 31-equal. The Scala listing follows:

! secor_19p3.scl
!
George Secor's 19+3 well temperament (v.0) with ten ~5/17-comma (equal-beating) fifths and 3 pure 9:11
! Aux=1,10,19
22
!
34.29925
69.41306
131.54971
191.26088
260.67394
317.95963
382.52175
451.93481
504.36956
538.66882
573.78263
638.34474
695.63044
765.04350
824.75467
886.89131
956.30438
1011.16460
1043.03838
1078.15219
1145.13978
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Just for the record, I also advocate using two circles of my 17-WT 600 cents apart as an alternative to 34-EDO:

! secor_34wt.scl
!
George Secor's 34-tone well temperament with 10 pure 11/7 and 6 near just 11/6 
34
!
40.47925 
66.74120
107.22045
144.85624
171.11819
214.44090
249.23324
278.33864
321.66136
353.61023
385.55910
428.88181
457.98722
492.77955
536.10226
562.36421
600.00000
640.47925
666.74120
707.22045
744.85624
771.11819
814.44090
849.23324
878.33864
921.66136
953.61023
985.55910
1028.88181
1057.98722
1092.77955
1136.10226
1162.36421
2/1

Same as top but with more notes
George Secor I'd use neither an EDO nor a JI set, but rather my 13-limit 19+3 well-temperament:

 

George Secor states it's a triple-purpose tuning:
1) A 13-tone meta-meantone for performing old music;
2) An irregular 19-tone circle of 5ths (actually only 2 different sizes of 5ths);
3) 15-limit otonal ogdoads on F, C, and G (tempered)


Here are two 12 tone equal beating temeraments of George Secor

Secor 2
C 0.0
C# -14.1
D -5.9
D# -7.1
E -10.7
F - 0.1
F# -14.4
G -2.9
G# -9.9
A -8.3
A# -2.1
B -13.6

[i am adding this info from George Secor]
! Secor5_23STX.scl
!
George Secor's synchronous 5/23-comma temperament extraordinaire
12
!
62/59
66/59
559/472
591/472
315/236
331/236
353/236
745/472
395/236
210/118
221/118
2/1

Here is another page that George comtributed to. http://anaphoria.com/secor-blarney.html




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