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Paul Erlich

For the scientist, see Paul Ehrlich. For other uses, see Paul Ehrlich (disambiguation).

Paul Erlich (born 1972) is a guitarist and music theorist living near Boston, Massachusetts. He is known for his seminal role in developing the theory of regular temperaments, including being the first to discover pajara temperament[1][2] and its decatonic scales in 22-ET.[3] Though not well known in the realm of academia, his invention of harmonic entropy as a measurement of interval uncertainty (dissonance) has received significant attention from music theorists such as William Sethares.[4] He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Yale University.


Further reading

  • Erlich, Paul. "Tuning, Tonality and 22-Tone Temperament." Xenharmonicon 17, 1998.

External links

  • "Some music theory from Paul Erlich",
  • "A Middle Path: Between Just Intonation and the Equal Temperaments",
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