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Number Lambdoma.

 

The Number Lambdoma is described in Hans Kayser's Handbook of Harmonics, Zurich 1950 and Leopold Spitzer's Harmonic Symbolism of Baron Thimus, Vienna 1978. The Lambdoma is also described in Plato's Timeaus in the Main Section, #6 The Soul of the World. In my rendering I have used an Index of 16 with color coding for all like ratios. I have omitted the 0/0 proportion at the top left corner as well as its resultant irrational number rows. The 0/0 is a very important concept because it shows that all ratios emanate out of nothing and it grounds the diagram for monochord geometric study. The Lambdoma is the primary tool of the Harmonist.


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