Sorry for the thread rehash, since we've had a few of these, but the discussions keep popping up in other threads, so here's a place for your microtonal-related questions. I'd like this to be a place where there are no silly questions, and we all keep an open mind. I've tried countless times to get into microtonal music theory. Some resources I've received from Neil Haverstick (Stickman) and Jon Catler have been down-to-earth and useful. Most of the other resources I've found online are very dense and take a long time for me to digest, and I have to keep popping on wikipedia or cross-referencing other resources in order to follow along. The first question, I guess, is "What is microtonal music?" And, well, that's a tough one. Some people say anything that's not in standard tuning (according to a digital chromatic tuner) would be microtonal. Other people have certain requirements. Another question: "How does microtonal music work?" It's very difficult to answer, since we don't even really have universal agreement on what microtonal music even is. But, sometimes, microtonal music can sound totally normal, and other times it can sound totally weird. Ultimately, it's all about taking a different approach to the same ideas used in standard music theory, sometimes with some extra bits added on top. So, post your questions here!