Equal Temperament

Dividing the octave into 12 equal intervals

Equal temperament is one of the most common temperament in modern tuning systems. It uses a series of mathematical formulas to divide an octave into twelve equal intervals, enabling it to omit obvious dissonances when transposing.

Modern keyboard instruments (such as piano, organ) are generally used the equal temperament.

Example of Equal Temperament

Equal Temperament vs Just Intonation

Writer: Frankie Chan