A system of tuning in which the distances between pitches are based on the natural harmonic series instead of the octave being equally divided. Abbreviation for Kilo or 1000
Mathematical computation of the scale which puts most notes in perfect alignment but results in two "wolf" or false intervals, off to the extent of a syntonic comma (22 "cents"). Some bells-when not sounded harmonically- have been tuned according to this system.
(H.E.): in some texts, the five-limit system of tuning; in Harmonic Experience, any system of tuning using low primes.